Preservation Week Press Kit

 

During Preservation Week libraries, archives, and museums globally present events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared history.

Preservation Week was created in 2010 because some 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care. Eighty percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned to collections care and 22 percent have no collections care personnel at all. Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk.

Preservation Week is an initiative of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

 

2018 Honorary Chair, Michael W. Twitty

Food writer, speaker and blogger Michael W. Twitty will join the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, to pass on his knowledge of family history and cooking during Preservation Week, April 22 – 28, 2018, a time when librarians and library workers share expertise on how to preserve family heirlooms and treasures. 
 
Author of “The Cooking Gene” (Harper Collins 2017), Twitty is a noted culinary and cultural historian and the creator of Afroculinaria, the first blog devoted to African American historic foodways and their legacies. He has been honored by FirstWeFeast.com as one of the twenty greatest food bloggers of all time, and named one of the “Fifty People Who Are Changing the South” by Southern Living and one of the “Five Cheftavists to Watch” by TakePart.com. Twitty has appeared throughout the media, including on NPR’s The Splendid Table, and has given more than 250 talks in the United States and abroad. His work has appeared in Ebony, the Guardian and on NPR.org. He is also a Smith fellow with the Southern Foodways Alliance, a TED fellow and speaker and the first Revolutionary in Residence at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

 

Press Releases

Culinary Historian Michael W. Twitty to serve as 2018 Preservation Week® Honorary Chair

 

Resources 

Preservation Week Fact Sheet 

Preservation Awareness Stories

 

Preservation Week in Motion 

 

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Michael W. Twitty, 2018 Preservation Week Honorary Chair