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Questionnaire on pop-up books

From: Kristi Westberg <kristiwest_9<-a>
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
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I am a student currently working towards an MA at West Dean College.
The focus of my project is the conservation of movable or "pop-up"
books. The practical portion of the thesis will involve testing
adhesive strengths on coated papers often found in books of this
kind as well as the possible need for surface preparation before
adhesion. The following six questions aim to find out how other
conservators are conserving pop-up books as well as to gather
opinions on whether or not books of this kind should be conserved.

    What kinds of damage have you encountered in movable books?

    What kinds of treatments have you performed on movable books?

    Were the treatments you applied successful?

    Have you performed any conservation techniques on modern shiny
    coated papers? If yes, what kind of conservation was required?

    Did the surface require any preparation before adhesion? If yes
    what was used to prepare the surface?

    What is the library/institution/private conservator's opinion on
    the conservation of movable or pop-up books? Should they be
    conserved or left in their current state?

Thank you very much for your help. Please email your completed
questionnaire to kristiwest_9<-a t->hotmail< . >com

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