If you ever need some scotch tape or masking tape in my conservation lab, this is where you’ll find it. Double-sided tape (used for all sorts of conservation housings) is in the “Tape Tape” drawer.
While making photocopies of some moldy archives material, my student worker noticed that someone (presumably the person whose papers these are) had used this document to blot their lipstick. 💋💄
Apparently our first university archivist/historian was a big fan of lamination. This just one of a couple hundred volumes containing some of our earliest university records and history that were meticulously laminated. I cannot accurately describe how aghast I must have looked while examining these. My coworker showed them to me today for the first […]
My week summed up in one picture. Please don’t use gum as a bookmark. Be kind to your library books, and your library’s conservator.
While watching tonight’s episode of Jeopardy, I was super disappointed to discover that this category was really about book titles.
MRW I used some compressed air to dust underneath the book presses, which apparently hadn’t been dusted in quite some time
This week in the conservation lab, we did a full inventory of all of our tools and equipment. We use a lot of different tools in the lab! At the front of the table, there are various utility knives, scalpels, and four different types of bonefolders (bone, wood, plastic, and teflon). Because of the wide […]
Conservatives have alternative facts. Conservators have fungal facts.
I’ve been making some pint-sized models of various housing possibilities for our collections. This is one that is basically a book tray with a lid. It has a low lip in the front, to make removing books from the box much safer.