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 […]
I’ve been working on condition reports all week, and this certain song is stuck in my head…because condition rhymes with tradition.
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 […]
Or conservation…or bookbinding.
I can’t quite put my finger on it, but this pamphlet feels a bit dirty.
The too-big thing is only too-big by just over a quarter of an inch, too. Uuuuuuuuuugh! I could have fit all 20 photos in the same box if it weren’t for that one.
TGIF! This book has a LOT of problems, which I’ve helpfully indicated on its treatment flag.
Well that sure is an awfully pretentious thing to call themselves.
I think most archives have a shelf like this, for those things that make you go “Uh oh!”. In this case, it’s a couple of boxes of moldy/gross photographic negatives.