Professional appraisers and conservators will be on hand at the History Center to provide guests free consultations. Appraisers can provide insight into the value of items, taking original condition into account, while conservators can discuss with guests an object’s structure, age and the best manner of care. Bringing appraisers and conservators together is a unique addition to the popular “road show” format and a great opportunity to find out more about valued family heirlooms and how to preserve them for future generations. Free informative programs about how to care for textiles and family photographs are offered throughout the day.
As with most road show events, there are limitations on the number, size and types of objects we can handle.
Guests may register for a free appointment at tickets.indianahistory.org. The 16 consultants, their specialties and available time slots will be listed. You can have appointments with up to two consultants and are asked to list the specific item you intend to bring. Register to have the IHS Preservation Imaging photographer carefully handle items to provide free digital scanning for single photographs, documents or letters. Call (317) 232-1882 to make a ticketed, timed reservation.
10:15 a.m. | Family Heirlooms and Family Narrative
Lauren Peightel, Coordinator, Genealogy and Family History Programs
11:15 a.m. | Preservation of Textiles
Karen DePauw, Coordinator, Local History Services
1:15 p.m. | The Identification and Preservation of Photographs
Nadia Kousari, Coordinator, Visual Reference Services
Fine art, documents, Asian works
Fine art, textiles, art pottery and glass sculpture
Fine art, generalist
Wood furniture and frames
Jewelry and fine gems
Quilts, dolls and toys
Decorative arts, generalist
Art on paper
Manuscripts and documents
Care of books