ROSCO Document Restoration

ROSCO Document Restoration

City of Peterborough - Centennial Museum and Archives

City of Peterborough - Centennial Museum and Archives

October 11, 2006 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Peterborough Centennial Museum & Archives and Rosco Document Restoration Bring Home Restored Photographic Collection of National Significance

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 11, 2006) - Susan Neale, Museum Director of the Peterborough Centennial Museum & Archives and Barry J. Ross, President of Rosco Document Restoration cordially invite you to the official welcome home reception for the restored PCMA flood-damaged photographic collection. This important collection was compromised during severe flooding which took place in Peterborough in July 2004. After two years of complex and delicate work, 10 500 flood-damaged negatives of the Balsillie Collection of Roy Studio Images have been restored and are being returned home to Peterborough. This event will be held with the participation of Mayor Sylvia Sutherland, of Peterborough.

Date : Wednesday October 18th. 2006

Time : 2:30 p.m. (Tour)
3:00 p.m. (Press conference)

Location : Peterborough Centennial Museum & Archives
Museum Drive at Hunter Street East (Armour Hill)

Participants : Susan Neale, Director,
Peterborough Centennial Museum & Archives
Barry J. Ross, President, Rosco Group of Companies
Mayor Sylvia Sutherland, of Peterborough

About the Rosco Group

Founded in 1979, the Montreal-based Rosco Group of Companies, including Rosco Apres-sinistre and Rosco Document Restoration inc., has become the Canadian leader in its field. It is the first choice of archives, museums, libraries, insurance companies, hospitals, government agencies, research centres and a myriad of industries suddenly confronted with the problem of documents becoming marred or damaged by water, fire, soot or mould. Rosco offers a unique level of expertise and experience, mastering the most state of the art restoration methods available. The hours following a disastrous occurrence may mean the difference between a temporary halt of activities, a financial disaster or the complete loss of irreplaceable documents. A sense of urgency, and an ability to respond effectively, is at the heart of Rosco's success.

About the Peterborough Centennial Museum & Archives (PCMA)

The PCMA's collection of artifacts is the second oldest in Ontario. Currently there are 33, 000 artifacts and thousands of linear feet of archival material. The collection is built largely through donations from an interested public. The PCMA is part of, and operated by the City of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The Museum and Archives is a member of the Ontario Museums Association, the Archives Association of Ontario, the Canadian Museum Association, the Association of Canadian Archivists, the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property, and the American Institute for Conservation. Adherence to the strict policies and procedures set out by these agencies has earned the PCMA a 'Category A' rating as a collecting institution.

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