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Workshop on book and paper conservation

From: Anne Hillam <ahillam<-a>
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2005
The New York Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers presents:

Tips and Tricks for Book and Paper Conservation
A two-day workshop with Renate Mesmer
The New York Academy of Medicine
Friday and Saturday, April 15-16th, 2005

During this very practical course participants will learn numerous
techniques for book and paper conservation. All of the techniques
that will be covered in this workshop are hands-on and may be used
in daily work.

Techniques for book conservation will be "joint tacketing", "board
slotting" and sewing a primary endband. Paper conservation
techniques will include staining and dyeing paper, the use of
cellulose powder, the use of gossamer tissue and other adhesive
coated paper. Other topics will be capillary washing as well as
drying and flattening paper with "friction flattening".

Participants will have time to practice several of the tips and
tricks and, as time permits, other tips and tricks will be
demonstrated and discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring
objects which can be discussed with the group.

Workshop fees:  Members: $145.00. Non-members: $175.00.  Materials
fee: $25.00

RSVP: Anne Hillam at ahillam<-a t->nyam< . >org or call 212-822-7365

Location:  The workshop will be held at the Preservation Laboratory
of The New York Academy of Medicine located at 1216 Fifth Avenue at
the corner of East 103rd Street in Manhattan.

Renate Mesmer is the Assistant Head Conservator of the Folger
Shakespeare Library, and the former Head of the Book and Paper
Program at Centro del bel Libro in Ascona, Switzerland.  She has a
Masters in bookbinding from the Chamber of Crafts of Palatinate, and
gained experience in  conservation during ten years of work as head
of the conservation department at the Speyer's State Archives.

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Received on Thursday, 10 March, 2005

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