The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 7, Number 5
Nov 1983

Positions Open

Conservation Scientists

Preservation Interns

Harcourt Bindery, Boston

The Harcourt Bindery (9-11 Harcourt St., Boston, NA 02116, 617/536-5755) is looking for a binder with some experience, wanting to learn production-oriented techniques of hand and leather binding. Resumes welcome; salary commensurate with experience. This is not a conservation position and would be mostly restricted to the forwarding processes in the Bindery.

Position Sought

Helen Shenton writes from England that she is looking for work in the conservation of vellum artefacts, preferably abroad. Her address is The Old Vicarage, Privett, Near Alton, Hamphire, GU34 3PE, England. Her resume reads, in part:

Born 1958. Education and training: 1976-79, University College, London, BA honours degree in English literature; 1980-81, London College of Printing, Certificate in Craft Bookbinding and Book Restoration; January 1982 to date, assistant bookbinder at Roger Powell Bindery (on a Crafts Council grant).

Course work included German case bindings, yapp- edged binding, compensating section binding, 1/4 vellum binding, multi-section return guard binding, full leather and full transparent vellum bindings, as well as all the standard techniques. Work at the Powell Bindery has included a great variety of projects, involving, for example, deacidifying, use of enzymes, mending and softening of vellum, wooden boards, scroll cases and limp vellum.

Experience in lecturing (Society of Archivists' Conference, 1983), demonstrating; has travelled, visited and worked abroad.

The full resume is at the Newsletter office. Contact Ms. Shenton or the office for details.

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