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Friday
Dec042009

Latest Semi Crisis in the Vatican I Reception Tale...

So... I've been co-planning a reception with another archivist on staff to celebrate the completion of the First Vatican Council Photograph Album. We've hit a lot of bumps along our road.

Today the caterer called to confirm the placement of tables and refreshments so my co-conspirator got on the university calendar for our room reservation and we found out our event was moved to another building on campus. I had a flash of me transporting the album worth $25K, the supports and support cover, the computer for the presentations, the brochures, and redirecting our attendees across campus after we finally got all the invitations out this week! Oy!

Well, thanks to the savvy style of the other staff member, we got the room back, with slight modifications. So we are now holding the reception first, in a slightly different location in our building, and then will have the lecture part of the event when the class clears the room. This actually works nicely, as we will be able to display the album during the reception for people to view so they can ask questions about it during the lecture (though if anyone gets cheese or wine near it, I will go crazy preservationist on them).

I'm really afraid of what the next bump might be...