Lecture: ‘Conservation of recycled bindings and fragmentology’ (Parts 1 & 2), SICP Chile

Book conservation involves a tough decision making regarding usability and long term preservation handling.
Sometimes we are dealing with fragmentology, or disjecta membra (fragments of written supports are re-used as part of a binding, with a diverse purpose from the first use) whereas in other cases the purpose is the same, and the whole binding is being recycled to bind a different book.
Incunabula and manuscripts with laced-case and limp vellum bindings are studied. Continue reading

Lecture: ‘Conservation of reused bindings’ (Part two), Dubrovnik

Book conservation involves a tough decision making regarding usability and long term preservation handling.
Sometimes we are dealing with fragmentology, or disjecta membra (fragments of written supports are re-used as part of a binding, with a diverse purpose from the first use) whereas in other cases the purpose is the same, and the whole binding is being recycled to bind a different book.
Incunabula and manuscripts with laced-case and limp vellum bindings are studied. Continue reading

Lecture: ‘Conservation of re-used bindings’ (Part one) Zagreb

Book conservation involves a tough decision making regarding usability and long term preservation handling.
Sometimes we are dealing with fragmentology, or disjecta membra (fragments of written supports are re-used as part of a binding, with a diverse purpose from the first use) whereas in other cases the purpose is the same, and the whole binding is being recycled to bind a different book.
Incunabula and manuscripts with laced-case and limp vellum bindings with rolled sewing on parchment are studied. Continue reading

Video about the profession of book and paper conservator

What does a paper conservator do? Whom does she work for? What skills and knowledge does she ought to have?
Preservation and conservation, a field linked to science, history and arts and crafts. A video explains what differenciates us from forgers and shows -among other- how we produce a hand-made suction table to restore paper artifacts, with loads of creativity, a feature most necessary to become book and paper conservator. Continue reading

Workshop: Conservation and repair of damaged books

COURSES > Conservation and Repair of Damaged Books Course: Conservation and repair of damaged books. Duration: Workshop with 4 theoretic and practical sessions (16 hours) Organization: Barcelona Libraries. Venue: Library Montserrat Abelló (Barcelona, Spain). Language: Catalan. Date: November 13th, 20th, 27th and … Continue reading

Workshop: Conservation and repair of damaged books

COURSES > Conservation and Repair of Damaged Books Course: Conservation and repair of damaged books. Duration: Workshop with 3 theoretic and practical sessions (12 hours) Organization: Barcelona Libraries. Venue: Library Montserrat Abelló (Barcelona, Spain). Language: Catalan. Date: November 15, 22nd and December … Continue reading

Lecture: ‘Reversible vs Irreversible’ (Cores Symposium, Brugge)

Event: Cores Symposium. Dilemmas: Between cherishing damage and cleaning up this mess. Restorers, collection managers and researchers on conservation and restoration. Lecture: Reversible vs Irreversible. Organization: Syntrawest, Vlaanderen Departement Cultuur, Jeugd en media Venue: State Archives, Brugge (Belgium). Audience: Paper conservators, curators, historians, librarians, archivists. … Continue reading