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Subject: Workshop on book repair

Workshop on book repair

From: Jim Hinz <jimhinz>
Date: Monday, July 10, 2000
Book Repair for Circulating Collections
presented by The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
Sponsored by PALINET

This two-day workshop presents in-house book repair as an economical
alternative to replacement and commercial binding.

July 20-21, 2000 PALINET/Philadelphia, PA (full)
August 3-4, 2000 PALINET/Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh session is being cosponsored by the University of
Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences.

Each day of this two-day session will run from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM -
coffee and tea will be available at 9:00 AM.

Part I: Setting Up a Book Repair Unit (Day 1, 9:30 am-12:30 pm)
This three-hour discussion outlines how to implement a book repair
unit. Environment, tools, supplies, personnel and other resources
needed for book repair are covered.

Part II: Book Repair Techniques - (Day 1, 1:30-3:30 pm and Day 2,
9:30 am-3:30 pm)

This hands-on laboratory teaches basic book repair for circulating
general collections. It is not intended as a guide for conserving
rare or valuable books. Participants will learn to:

    surface clean
    mend torn leaves
    mend torn spine pieces
    tip-in detached leaves
    tighten loose hinges
    sew pamphlets into sturdy boards

Participants should bring a variety of damaged books from their
collections to be used for establishing selection criteria and for
repair. Books to bring for repair include:

    two books with torn pages
    two books with detached pages
    two paperbacks with detached covers
    two hardcover books with loose hinges
    two hardcover books with torn spine pieces
    two pamphlets to be sewn into hard covers

Jim Hinz, Library Conservator at Hagley Museum and Library in
Wilmington, Delaware, will serve as instructor. He has taught
bookbinding at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Parsons School
of Design, and the University of the Arts.

The cost for Part I and II is $195.00 per person; plus an $85.00
tool and supply fee which includes15 items to be kept by
participants for use in local book repair projects. Lunch is
included in the cost of the workshop.

Due to the technical nature of this seminar, Part II is limited to
one person per institution. However, participants are also invited
to register an additional colleague from their institution for Part
I: Setting Up a Book Repair Unit--the fee of $50 for this session
includes lunch.

To register, please visit <URL:> where the
Registration Form is available or Contact Donna Harnish
(registrar [at] palinet__org) at 800-233-3401.

Jim Hinz

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:4
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 12, 2000
                        Message Id: cdl-14-4-014
Received on Monday, 10 July, 2000

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