JAIC 1991, Volume 30, Number 1, Article 8 (pp. 105 to 110)
THE HISTORIC AREA TECHNICIAN PROGRAM AT COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
JULIE A. REILLY
ABSTRACT—The Historic Area Conservation Technician Monitoring Program provides for the maintenance and preventive conservation of thousands of 18th-century objects exhibited at Colonial Williamsburg. The program was initiated in the fall of 1986 in response to the growing realization that the collections exhibited in 225 room exhibitions required closer monitoring by experienced conservation-trained staff. The program addresses the myriad problems associated with exhibition of collections and the technicians serve as liaisons with professionals in many other departments.