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‘Restoring Ideals’ exhibit comes to a close

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

by Dan Hampton

Tomorrow marks the end of the "Restoring Ideals" project and exhibition, a conservation effort led by Temple University’s Tyler School of Art to commemorate the city’s founding ideals of tolerance, equality, and independence by preserving an object from local organizations that uphold those Philadelphian values.

Over the last six months, professional conservators have worked to restore and preserve artifacts from 10 area organizations, which were selected from among 25 through a public voting poll last year. The Notebook was one of those chosen and is lucky to have preserved and digitally archived our first 29 print issues, a chronicling of the School District between 1994 and 2002, before the Notebook came online.


Coinciding with the end of the project and the conservation of our early print editions is the release of the Notebook‘s newest issue, which focuses on keeping students engaged.

"Restoring Ideals" is available for viewing tomorrow between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Temple Contemporary.

Dan Hampton is an intern at the Notebook.

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