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Training day on bookbindings

From: John Webster <blpac<-at->
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
Understanding and caring for bookbindings
Preservation Advisory Centre training day
British Library Centre for Conservation
5 March 2013

This training day will help librarians and archivists understand the
types of bindings in their collections and will provide guidance on
handling and describing bindings and on appropriate conservation
techniques. Participants will be given an overview of the history of
Western bookbindings, with examples drawn from British Library
collections. There will be a an opportunity to visit the studios in
the British Library Centre for Conservation. At the end of the day
participants will be able to: recognise different bookbinding
structures and materials, describe bookbinding styles and
structures, understand why bookbindings deteriorate, minimise the
risk of damage to bookbindings and commission appropriate
conservation work.

Cost: UKP100.00 + VAT=UKP120  (including lunch and refreshments)

For full programme and booking details, please see:


John Webster
Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
+44 20 7412 7612

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