I hope this makes some writers feel Very Seen
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.
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!
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…
midwestconservator: msulconservationlab: We’ve recently upped our box making game, with a focus on making corrugated clamshell boxes for folio and oversize materials. As a result, we have tons and TONS of e-flute scraps. I’ve used some of it up to make smaller boxes, and I’ve used some to make “bricks” that can be used to […]
Let’s just say I have a GoPro I can strap to my head. What bookbinding or conservator stuff, or conservation treatment techniques do you want to see from my point of view?
Wow, whoever originally backed this 19th century publisher’s binding should’ve really taken a moment to calm down and take a deep breath first before continuing. They really beat the crap out of it with the hammer! Backing is “the process of shaping a ridge or shoulder on each side of the spine of a text […]