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Subject: Course on care of books

Course on care of books

From: Robert H. Eldridge <eldridge>
Date: Friday, August 2, 1996
The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies, Mount
Carroll, Illinois, is offering a three day course entitled
Introduction to the Care of Books to be given by Betsy Palmer
Eldridge from September 19 - 21,  1996. Enrollment Limit: 12. Course
Fee: $400 (including accommodation).   Friends Scholarships
Available. Registration Deadline: August 15th, 1996.

    **** Moderator's comments:   For more information see the
    Campbell Center Catalog in CoOL:

This three day course in the care of bound volumes is designed for
curatorial staff who are responsible for book collections, whether
on exhibit or as part of a research collection, but who have little
or no experience with the technical aspects of book structure and
materials.  The emphasis will be on leather, cloth and paper
bindings from the 19th and 20th centuries. The course will cover the
range of problems most often encountered, and discuss a variety of
currently accepted solutions.

The topics covered will include:

        1.  Terminology, structures and material;
        2.  Recognizing deterioration problems and formulating solutions;
        3.  Protective housings for damaged items;
        4.  Maintenance problems;
        5.  Guidelines for exhibition of bound volumes;
        6.  Disaster recovery procedures.

The course will combine slide lectures and demonstrations and hands-on
practicum in examination, using selected items including leather, cloth and
paper bindings.  Participants are encouraged to bring  representative
examples for discussion.

For further information contact

    Mary Wood Lee, Director
    The Campbell Center
    P.O.Box 66
    Mount Carroll, IL 61053
    Fax: 815-244-1619

For questions regarding course content, contact

    Betsy Palmer Eldridge
    Fax: 416-967-3992

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:15
                  Distributed: Friday, August 2, 1996
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Received on Friday, 2 August, 1996

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