Identification and Preservation of Prints


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Eastern Time (ET)

This program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is provided with generous support from the William Penn Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Independence Foundation.

CCAHA is committed to providing universal access to our programs. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs; please contact Stephenie Bailey, by email at or by phone 215-545-0613 ext 314, at least seven days prior to the start of this event to make specific arrangements.

Prints of various time periods, from fine art to more common ephemera, are often prevalent in collections. The preservation of prints must consider the intricacies of media, the qualities of paper supports, and the interaction between the two. This webinar will provide an overview of common printmaking techniques, condition problems, and safe handling & storage recommendations. Engage with the speaker through a combination of video clips and hands-on examples to learn how a variety of prints are made and how to identify the processes. Register early to receive materials and print samples by mail for an at-home exercise.*

*Registration required by March 26th to receive participant packet by mail and limited to 30 participants.

About the Presenter:

Benjamin Iluzada, Housing Technician, CCAHA 

Benjamin (Ben) Iluzada is a printmaker, papermaker, and book artist whose work has been collected and exhibited internationally including in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, and the Netherlands. He received his MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking from the University of the Arts, and a BFA in Printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Outside of his personal artistic practice, Ben focuses on printing for other artists through his own small collaborative editions studio and through larger institutions.

As Housing Technician, Ben mats and frames client’s objects for storage and exhibition. He also designs and constructs sealed microclimate packages to protect objects from dust, moisture, and pests. During the pandemic, Ben teamed up with the Marketing department to help with CCAHA’s promotional video production.

Thank you for your interest in the "Identification and Preservation of Prints" webinar. Unfortunately, this workshop is currently at capacity.