From the AP (via SF Chronicle):
When the state was designing its new library, archives and museum for Juneau, engineers realized that problem, then designed and built a capacious laboratory specifically to preserve and restore paper documents.
“We really saw there was this big need for paper conservation statewide,” [objects conservator Ellen] Carrlee explained.
The resulting lab, where Irwin has been working, is the first of its kind in Alaska
The lab was completed last year in conjunction with the opening of the State Library, Archives and Museum, but [paper conservator Seth] Irwin is the first person to use it: While the state had the money to build the lab, the crash in oil prices meant that Alaska couldn’t afford to staff it.
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Note: This article was originally published in the Juneau Empire on March 20, 2017.