June and Art collection to bring to the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts to get a professional opinion on their condition.
At the Conservation Center, we call it an "accession" when a client brings material to the Center for a preliminary examination. You schedule these sessions in advance via a phone call. I scheduled a week in advance of my accession.
Accessions usually result in either 1) recommendations on how to care for the items or 2) leaving the items for the conservators to prepare a full condition report, treatment plan,
The night before the accession, my sister and I combed through the June and Art material looking for items that were either of particular personal value to us or that appeared to be in unusually fragile condition. The items we selected included art on tissue paper, pencil sketches, charcoal drawings, watercolors, photos of all kinds, and one of the love letters.
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