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.
when in the stacks I must resist The urge to make A pefect fist And punch the books All in the spine To shelve them straight- I’ll get a fine.
when in my labI much insistour oldest pasteyou don’t ingestfor if you do yur act I see-I must reportto lab safety
This parchment leaf from a Medieval choir book was mounted to somebody’s vision board before it was framed, many years ago. I’ve done a lot of backing removals over the years, but this one is probably the most inspirational of them all!
Ummm… …okay, that works I guess.
conservethis: Roses are red, Violets are blue, If you put tape on your books, I’ll never EVER love you. Roses are red, Violets are blue, The conservator is thinking: What’s up with this glue? 💖 💖 💖 Roses are red,Violets are blue,In-painting requiresA deftness with hue. 💖 💖 💖 Roses are red,Violets are blue,Come to the lab andWe’ll […]
So I made a really big box, and I had to stand it on end when gluing the walls together. And while that was happening I started smashing some of my bone folders together and felt smarter for some unknown reason. Maybe it has something to do with this monolithic box…