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Courses on Book Conservation

From: Denise Dugan <denise<-a>
Date: Friday, October 28, 2005
American Academy of Bookbinding
2006 Conservation Courses
Telluride, Colorado and Ann Arbor, Michigan

The American Academy of Bookbinding announces its 2006 course
offerings in conservation. Founded in 1993, the American Academy of
Bookbinding offers a program that gives serious professional as well
as amateur bookbinders an opportunity to improve their skills by
receiving top level instruction without having to study abroad. The
goal of the Academy is to graduate professional binders who have the
knowledge and skills to produce the finest leather bindings of the
highest quality and to pass on these skills to the next generation.
Since there is no other program quite like this in the United
States, the Academy is committed to excellence by offering classes
taught by the most experienced and proficient designer-binders
worldwide. Classes are held in two locations: Telluride, Colorado
and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Introduction to Conservation: Restoration of Cloth and Leather
Instructor: Don Etherington

    An introduction to book conservation, this course will cover
    restoration and repair of cloth and leather bindings using the
    combination of Japanese paper and linen for rebacking and corner
    repair with leather as an alternative. Students should bring
    books in need of treatment and/or repair, both cloth and leather
    bindings, to work on during class. No prerequisite is required
    for this class.

    Five Day Course: May 15-19, 2006
    Location: Telluride, Colorado

    Five Day Course: March 27-31, 2006
    Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Conservation: Treatment of Textblocks
Instructor: Don Etherington

    This one-week course will introduce the student to treatment of
    the textblock, including washing, sizing and methods of
    deacidification. Techniques such as guarding of signatures and
    repair of tears using Japanese paper or heat set tissue will be
    demonstrated and students will practice on books. Students
    should bring at least two books in need of treatment. No
    prerequisite is required, although we do suggest completion of
    "Introduction to Conservation" prior to this class.

    Five Day Course: July 17-21, 2006
    Location: Telluride, Colorado

    Five Day Course: October 23-27, 2006
    Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Conservation: Sewing of Textblock
Instructor: Don Etherington

    Various forms of sewing methods will be demonstrated, including
    link stitch and sewing on tape. Students will set up frames and
    practice sewing on double or single cords using herringbone or
    all-along sewing. Use of the concertina guard will be discussed
    as well as swelling of textblock, attachment of endpaper and
    other variations. Students can purchase printed textblocks from
    the Academy, purchase high quality hand made paper to fold into
    signatures, or acid free paper for cloth case bindings. If
    possible, students should bring four or five books for sewing,
    old and new. "Treatment of Textblocks" is a prerequisite for
    this course. It is recommended that "Treatment of Textblocks"
    and "Sewing of Textblock" be taken together.

    Five Day Course: July 24-28, 2006
    Location: Telluride, Colorado

    Five Day Course: October 30-November 3, 2006
    Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

To apply please contact:

   Margaret Cruzzavala
   American Academy of Bookbinding
   staff<-a t->ahhaa< . >org

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