Friday, December 13, 2019
“‘Here I Have Lived’: Recreating the Land of Lincoln” explores the history of Central Illinois’s two most prominent Lincoln heritage sites. Featuring materials related to the reconstruction of Lincoln’s New Salem near Petersburg and the restoration of the Lincoln Home area in Springfield, the exhibit offers a glimpse into the places Abraham Lincoln called home.
While contemporary conservators strive to apply innovative modern conservation treatments for our objects, we see the good, the bad, and the ugly past repairs through the ages in our collections every day. In this exhibition, we bring together examples--many drawn from our own Rare Book & Manuscript Library--to show the dynamic practice of modern book & paper conservation.