Loyola University Chicago

Women and Leadership Archives


Anthropology students learn about preservation at the WLA

The Women and Leadership Archives had a recent visit from Dr. Catherine Nichols’s Anthropology 396 class in November 2015. This class works with the May Weber Ethnographic Collection to learn about preserving and caring for artifacts. After a tour of the WLA, the students learned about archival processes such as accessioning, arranging, and description. They discussed methods of preservation used by conservators and then preservation in the real world. Items from the WLA collections provided examples of the methods used to care for different types of objects. The class also used the collections of several individual artists to see what they could learn about Artemisia, a women’s art cooperative.

Here are some photos from the class visit!

 WLA Director Nancy Freeman (left) with the class in the WLA Reading Room