I hope this makes some writers feel Very Seen
So, our old HEPA filter vacuum broke yesterday, right in the middle of a mold-remediation project I was working on! BUT! I just found out today that the library is going to buy us a new Nilfisk vacuum for the conservation lab! Nilfisk vacuums are like the Rolls Royces of conservation vacuuming. I’m 100% sincere […]
Repeat after me: Conservators save paper. Conservationists save trees. Every time a journalist or press release gets this wrong, it makes me want to scream. Please, help spread the right word about what conservators do!
Disbinding a damaged book, so that I can resew it and then rebind it. It’s strangely therapeutic and relaxing to take a book apart, I’ve found. Putting it back together is the more stressful part for me.
Yesterday in the conservation lab it was all about bedbugs and sticky Star Wars toys. Today it’s all about panoramic photographs in need of rehousing!
Today’s project…a REALLY BIG BOOK!
Oh my god I just made a protective plastic L-sleeve for a 5.5 feet (1.7 meters) long panoramic photograph and I just need to sit down for a bit now and catch my breath. It is longer than I am tall. That is a 15 inch ruler for scale, by the way. Did I mention […]
it me (Doing some paper repair on a June 1945 issue of Ladies Home Journal)
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… 😛 (Source: https://vine.co/)