Bookbinding | Conservation & Preservation
Book Repair Kit includes: The Booklover's Repair Manual; pH-neutral adhesive, Archival permanent glue stick; document-cleaning pad, Dust cloth, Cotton gloves; transparent mending tape, Mounting/hinging tape, Red cotton library tape; Bonefolder, Microspatula, Knitting needle; Art gum eraser, Soft white eraser, Pink Pearl eraser; Silicone release paper, Canson paper; Binder's board, Archival mat board; Bamboo brush, China bristle brush, Artist brushes #2 & #4; Plastic cutting board, Bulldog clamps
Rebind with Mylar spine. Yup, that's Pamela Spitzmueller's Longstitch/Linkstitch, but through a Mylar-and-Vyvek sandwich. The book is a 1713 edition of Johann Habermann's "Christliche Gebett auf alle Tag in der Wochen zu sprechen", a Lutheran prayer book. I'll be reattaching the original boards too. This is an in-progress photo of the book I'll be submitting for the Bonefolder's special Bind-o-Rama, called Artistically Reversible: Where Conservation and Art Meet".
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts' Preservation Resources provide information on a range of preservation topics from assessing priorities, to preparing collections for moving, to emergency preparedness. Below you'll find short fact sheets targeted to staff in collecting institutions or others who are involved in collections care activities.
Libraries & other institutions can use Preservation Week to connect communities through events, activities, & resources that highlight what we can do, individually & together, to preserve our personal & shared collections. Preservation Week was created in 2010. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, & community collections are equally at risk.
THE UNTOUCHABLES (some ideas to preserve prints and graphic works) by Carmencho Arregui. Some years ago I was asked to design a series of covers for a booklet that could not be sewn because it contained prints that had to be kept untouched. These are the solutions I devised and I have used since for different “untouchable” documents.
The Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies is fully peer reviewed and Open Access. It contains research on conservation science, artefact studies, restoration, museum studies, environment studies, collection management and curation. Published from the UCL Institute of Archaeology from 1996 to 2002, the journal was relaunched in 2011 in collaboration with the British Library, with a newly constituted international editorial board, and publishes two issues per year.
The quarterly published Journal of PaperConservation is one of the leading international peer-reviewed journals on paper conservation. It contains scientific as well as non-scientific articles which focus on skills transfer, practical ideas, information on new materials and equipment, ongoing projects and abstracts of recently completed degree work from international conservation schools, as well as reports on the work of the International Association of Book and Paper Conservators (IADA).
e-conservation is a bi-annual magazine, distributed in open access. It is made by conservators for conservators and is entirely dedicated to promote free access to knowledge and documentation in the conservation field. The magazine is published in digital format only and is available for free download in .pdf format and to read online, in html format on our website.
Rebind with Mylar spine. Pamela Spitzmueller's Longstitch/Linkstitch, but through a Mylar-and-Vyvek sandwich. The book is a 1713 edition of Johann Habermann's "Christliche Gebett auf alle Tag in der Wochen zu sprechen", a Lutheran prayer book. I'll be reattaching the original boards too. This is an in-progress photo of the book I'll be submitting for the Bonfolder's special Bind-o-Rama, called Artistically Reversible: Where Conservation and Art Meet".