The Center for Jewish History is known for its state-of-the-art facilities for the archiving, conserving, and digitization of historic material. Joining institutions around the United States, the Center is observing National Preservation Week (April 27 through May 3) by holding two free public events at its beautiful New York City building at 15 W. 16th Street.
Both events will highlight the preservation of the collections of each of our Partners: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Here are the details about the programs and how to attend:
Monday, April 28 (tours at 6 and 6:30 p.m.): Come on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Center’s preservation spaces—the Conservation Laboratory, the Digitization Laboratory, and the Archival Processing Center. There will be tours at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., but space is limited. To reserve your free ticket, please email us at RSVP@cjh.org.
Tuesday, April 29, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Join us at our “Ask the Experts” information and demonstration evening. Come with a question about archival preservation, or bring something from your collection—a photograph, scrapbook, audiovisual material, library material. Library professionals will offer advice and handouts about how to—and how not to—preserve your pieces of history at home. Reserve your free ticket by emailing us at RSVP@cjh.org.