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Chicago Area Conservation Group

From: Craig Deller <craig>
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2000
The conservation of the Perush ha Torah
Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street, Chicago
January 20, 2000
6 pm

The Newberry Library invites CACG for a lecture on the first book
ever printed in Lisbon and a tour of the conservation laboratory

Join Susan Russick, Director of Conservation Services at the
Newberry Library, for a presentation on the treatment of the Perush
ha Torah, the first book ever printed in Lisbon. The 15th century
manuscript was written in Hebrew by one of the founders of the
Kabbalah, Moses ben Nachmann. This copy is particularly interesting
because of the quantity of annotations and the presence of a
manuscript section in the book. The volume was badly damaged by
mold, insects and previous restoration. The treatment involved
disbinding, washing, removing previous mends, mending of the
manuscript pages and rebinding in a historically sympathetic manner.

Susan Russick holds an MSLIS in Conservation of Library and Archival
Materials from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her
position at the Newberry Library she worked and interned at the
Library of Congress and at several Smithsonian Institution museums.
Dan Paterson and Vasar Rastonis are interns at the Newberry Library
who have both contributed to the Perush ha Torah project. They join
Ms. Russick in presenting their work to CACG.

Please joins us.  If you have any questions regarding the meeting,
or about CACG, please contact Craig Deller, CACG President at
craig [at] deller__com

Craig Deller
The Deller Conservation Group, Ltd.
Geneva, Illinois  USA
Conservation Services for Historic Furniture and Objects

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Received on Tuesday, 11 January, 2000

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