Repairing the Past event

Our very first Repairing the Past event took place last week and looking at all the wonderful comments we received, we can safely say that it was a big success: 

“Very clear, informative and interesting”

“Very informative and professionally delivered, excellent session”

“Good stuff!”

Participants were shown a presentation explaining how we look after and repair our documents, with advice on how to translate that into looking after precious mementos at home.  We then walked to the other side of the building and climbed two flights of stairs to visit the Conservation Studio, where Assistant Conservator Clare demonstrated a dry paper repair technique.   There was also a display of damaged and repaired documents, conservation and packaging materials and specialist suppliers catalogues to look at.

Visiting the Conservation Studio

Visiting the Conservation Studio


Clare's demonstration

Clare’s demonstration


Tools of our trade

Tools of our trade

Once all the enthusiastic questions had been answered we went back to the meeting room, where Clare and I looked at documents, photographs and books people had brought with them and gave advice on storing them safely.

We will be repeating this event on Thursday 18 September – book early to avoid disappointment!

When: Thursday 18 September, 2.00pm to 3.30pm                                                           Where: Derbyshire Record Office, New Street, Matlock, DE4 3FE                                          To book: call 01629 538347 or email