Month: February 2016

Silver mirroring examples (video)

Silver mirroring examples (video)

Opening a cereal box

Opening a cereal box

Carefully opening a sealed commemorative box of Kellogg’s corn flakes in the conservation lab. The emptied box will go live a happy life in one of our Archives collections. No, I’m not going to taste the cereal… 😛

Translucent Tape Damage

Translucent Tape Damage

What tape does to paper. You can see my fingers through the tape, which has made the paper translucent.

Conservation lab limericks

Conservation lab limericks

Here in the lab there’s no issues,
With using our tissues,
Except when you sneeze,
We ask you quite please,
Use the Kleenex and not the Sekishu!


There once was a company named Demco,
Whose products were used with a gusto,
On spines they would drape,
The most marvelous tape,
Removing its really quite slow, yo.


I work in a book-fixing lab,
this makes me think I’m quite fab,
it’s self-confidence I foster,
so to not think I’m an imposter,
“Preservation is awesome!” I’ll blab!

Dissent

Dissent

I’d like to dissent with the view that you should let your book-devouring pets near your library books.