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Preserving your Precious Heirlooms and Antiques with Bari Falese


Preserving your Precious Heirlooms and Antiques with Bari Falese

Sunday, March 24 from 1:30–4:00 p.m. at the Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium

Ridgewood NJ, Have you ever wondered how best to care for and preserve that precious heirloom given to you by a relative?  Do you have an antique piece that you want to preserve for future generations? Join Bari Falese at the Ridgewood Public Library on Sunday, March 24 at 1:30 p.m.  Bari, an expert conservator with 30 years of experience, will speak about the care, cleaning, and storage of your heirlooms and antiques.  She will help the audience understand the importance of preservation, how to use archival materials for care and storage, and how to triage items that have been damaged over time.

There will be a $5 admission charge to hear Bari speak.  For an additional $5, Bari will look at your heirloom or antique item and give you actionable feedback on preserving it.  If you would like Bari to look at your precious item, please register by emailing us.

This program is sponsored by The Ridgewood Historical Society and the Ridgewood Public Library.  Proceeds raised will help support the Schoolhouse Museum and their preservation efforts.

Our expert Bari Falese has over 30 years experience in museums, galleries and conservation laboratories.  She is a conservator and a curator.  \ She has designed, prepared, and installed exhibits and been responsible for the care, assessment, and preservation of textiles, artifacts, and ephemera.

Bari has completed studies in ceramics, silver, pewter, painting, sculpture, printing, and textile arts.  She holds a BA in Studio Art and in Chinese Studies and an MA in Studio Art.  She completed a second masters degree at Seton Hall University in Museum Studies.  In addition she has studied textile conservation at F.I.T.

Bari worked at the Newark Museum as assistant registrar.  She currently works as an assistant textile conservator at The Textile Conservation Laboratory at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City.  She is the sole proprietor of MTS as a consultant to museums, historic societies and private clients.  For the last four years Bari has been a consultant at the Schoolhouse Museum helping to design and install exhibits.

Since 1997 Bari has taught preservation workshops to audiences ranging from Science Scouts to Elderhostel groups.  She offers programs on the care of objects in museum settings and in the home.  Bari continues to be a guest instructor for the Seton Hall University Museum Professions MA Program.

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