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The red velvet vampyre

About a month ago my lab moved temporarily from one campus to another. During the move out we unearthed many forgotten supplies, including some pieces of red velvet book cloth. Given that it’s probably not very “archival”, I was a little baffled as to why we had it in the lab in the first place. […]

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The perils of working with circulating items

TFW a book you just finished a particularly annoying conservation treatment on turns out to have been withdrawn (almost certainly years ago) because it was declared “lost” after being down in the lab for so long. This book has been in the lab at least since before I started working here 2 years ago. Fortunately […]