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martedì, dicembre 21, 2010

Upcoming courses January to March 2011 Centro del bel libro Ascona, Switzerland

Upcoming courses
January to March 2011
Centro del bel libro
Ascona, Switzerland


(1): Basic introductory courses for those with little or no

(2): Intermediate or Refresher course for those who have
completed an introductory course or who have some practical or
professional experience with the subject matter.

(3): Advanced course on special topics for those who have
completed previous course levels or for professionals who wish
to focus their studies on a particular subject.

104 Conservation of Wax Seals
February 22-25, 2011
(Course No. 104) (2), (3)
Instructor: Kerstin Forstmeyer
Language: German and English
Duration: 4 Days

An overview of the various types of seals found on documents
will be reviewed before analysing and practising various
conservation techniques. Work will be performed on originals
and/or reproductions. Course topics include: analysing the types
of damage and their causes, treatment proposals and
documentation and the execution of specific restoration
procedures. Further topics will include: Preservation, storing,
housing and the making of reproductions. The course is aimed at
conservators and participants with previous knowledge in

Price: CHF 840.00 (Materials included)
Admission Policy: Limited to 6 participants.

105 Conservation of Parchment Documents
February/March 28 - Mar 4, 2011
(Course No. 105) (2), (3)
Instructor: Franziska Richter
Language: German and English
Duration: 5 Days

Parchment is a very hygroscopic and reactive material and
requires special skills and knowledge for a successful
conservation treatment. This course begins with an introduction
into the history of parchment documents and a overview of
various conservation methods and techniques. Course topics will
include: analysing various types of damages and their causes,
treatment proposals and documentation. Practical exercises will
include: Dry cleaning, filling of losses, mending tears and
flattening. The storing and housing of parchment objects will
complete the course. The course is aimed at conservators and
participants with previous knowledge in conservation.

Price: CHF 800.00 (Material costs according to usage)
Admission Policy: Limited to 6 participants.

106 Archaeology of Bookbinding - Limp Bindings (Long and Kettle
Stitch Bindings)
March 14-18, 2011
(Course No. 106) (2), (3)
Instructor: Barbara Hassel
Language: German and English
Duration: 5 Days

Limp bindings over a long period of time have not obtained the
adequate attention of researchers in bookbinding. This was
probably due to the lack of gilding and decoration. If at all,
limp bindings were reported as interim bindings. There exists,
however, a huge variety of flexible bindings with very
interesting features. The course is composed of lectures with
double slide projection based on the research of Prof. Janos A.
Szirmai and hands-on practical work. Each participant will do
five to six limp vellum bindings with different types of sewing,
such as tacketing, long stitch and kettle stitch and with
various types of flaps and closures. This course is aimed at
bookbinders, conservators or others with equivalent knowledge.

Price: CHF 1'050.00 (Material costs depending on usage)
Admission Policy: Limited to 6 participants.

107 Basic Woodworking Skills and the Restoration of Historical
Wooden Book Covers
March 28 - April 4, 2011
(Course No. 107) (1), (2), (3)
Instructor: David Haney
Language: German and English
Duration: 5 Days

The course is designed especially for Book Restorers and
Conservators who have little or no practical experience in
woodworking. Novice woodworkers can learn the tips and tricks
from a professional with more than thirty years of experience.
Course subjects will include: The safe usage of hand and power
tools, cutting and shaping wood, consolidating and repairing
wood, glues and fillers, wood storage, the making small tools
and helpful accessories. Participants are required to bring
their own objects. New wooden boards to practice on can be
purchased. The course is aimed at conservators or others with
equivalent knowledge.

Price: CHF 980.00; CHF 931.00
IADA members (Material costs depending on usage)

Admission Policy: Limited to 8 participants.

sabato, dicembre 18, 2010

News - Opificio delle Pietre Dure

News - Opificio delle Pietre Dure: "On line le slide dell'incontro OPD 2.0 al Salone del Restauro di Firenze. (Buzzanca, Natale, Ruggieri, Giurlanda ed ora anche Ariano)



Tra le presentazioni anche quella di Giuseppe Ariano che non potendo essere presente ha, comunque, inviato il suo intervento."

venerdì, dicembre 17, 2010

e-conservation magazine - Book Releases

Sembra interessante, se a qualcuno mancassero idee per un regalo di natale...

e-conservation magazine - Book Releases: "Books will Speak Plain
A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings

By Julia Miller


Publisher: The Legacy Press
Publication date: 2010
Pages: 592, 374 illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-9797974-3-9
Language: English

The recent publication Books Will Speak Plain by book conservator Julia Miller is intended to give an overview of historical bindings that can assist conservators, librarians, curators and booksellers to correctly identify and describe historical books. On the long term, this study will help preserve and hopefully add to scarce information available on bookbinding style, structure and materials. Moreover, this guide will contribute to the correct appreciation of those less valued, common-looking bindings and their significance.

The book contains an extensive glossary of terms, guidelines for writing descriptions of bindings and is accompanied by a DVD with 1,471 searchable color images and captions.

In March 2008 the author received a Conservation Publication Fellowship from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to write a book. The wonderful outcome -“Books Will Speak Plain”- is the result of many years of training, teaching, and an extensive experience and research on historical book collections.

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mercoledì, dicembre 15, 2010

review: sharpening workshop held at the Oxford Conservation Consortium, Oxford, England « jeff peachey

sharpening workshop held at the Oxford Conservation Consortium, Oxford, England


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Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: Parchment – latest assessment methods

Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: Parchment – latest assessment methods: "Parchment – latest assessment methods
16th – 20th May 2011, Horn, Austria

Further education course held by Dr. René Larsen,
Dorte Vestergaard Poulsen, Kathleen Muhlen Axelsson
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation
Esplanaden 34, DK 1263 Copenhagen K

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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - About the Conference: Presentation

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Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: Conferences

Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: Conferences: "New Approaches to Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration

From 9th to 11th May 2011, there will be a start-up conference 'New Approaches in Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration in Europe' in Horn, Austria.

The conference language will be English.

conference board:
Joseph Schirò, Heritage Malta
István Kecskeméti, National Archives, Helsinki
René Larsen, Konservatorskolen, Copenhagen
Elissveta Moussakova, St.St.Cyril and Methodius National Library, Sofia
Patricia Engel, European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration, Horn

The conference in Horn aims to bring together conservators, librarians and archivists, collection managers and many more professionals in the field of book and paper conservation-restoration who fight for the safeguarding and maintenance of our cultural book- and paper-heritage from all over Europe and even further countries. There will be over 50 speakers from 28 different countries. During the entire conference experts on funding programmes will also be present.

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Conservator of Manuscripts and Printed Books Fitzwilliam Museum

Conservator of Manuscripts and Printed Books
Fitzwilliam Museum

UKP32,620 - UKP43,840

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses the principal collections of art and
antiquities of the University of Cambridge, and holds over half a
million objects in its care. The Department of Manuscripts and
Printed Books (MSSPB) preserves the finest museum collection of
illuminated manuscripts in the world outside the Vatican Museum, one
of the most important collections of manuscript and printed music in
this country, fine printed books, literary autographs and
correspondence. It is also responsible for the Museum's archives.
The collections total upwards of 132,500 objects: 1,000 illuminated
manuscripts and leaves; 1,500 music volumes; 20,000 rare printed
books, over 80,000 literary autographs and correspondence. There are
over 30,000 items in the Museum's archives. The Conservator of
Manuscripts and Printed Books participates in the Museum wide
Collections Care Programme.This post is part of the Conservation
Division, led by the Assistant Director, Conservation.

There is a special link with Trinity College library and the college
provides funding for the Museum to undertake work for Trinity

The successful candidate would undertake the technical examination,
analysis, research, interventive and preventive conservation of
works on parchment and paper, for the Department of MSSPB, including
medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, fine printed books
dating from 15th to the 21st century, manuscript and printed music,
literary autographs and archival material.

Management of the conservation studio will be part of this role as
will be preparation of and contribution to applications for funding
and other projects. The ability to deal with people at all levels in
a professional manner is critical as is a mutually flexible,
supportive and collaborative team working style

Candidates should have a relevant qualification in paper and
parchment conservation as well as a demonstrable track record of
work experience with similar collections.

The ability to manage work flow to deadlines, initiate and manage
conservation programmes and a sound grasp of conservation ethics are

Accredited status in the profession through ICON is preferred.

Further details and application form CHRIS/6 are available from
, lmb26 [at] cam__ac__uk
or +44 1223 764840.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 17 January 2011

Planned interview date: Tuesday 1 February 2011

Interested candidates should complete the CHRIS/6 application form
(excluding Part 2) and return with a covering letter and CV to

Linda Brooklyn
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington St
Cambridge CB2 1RB or
lmb26 [at] cam__ac__uk

The University welcomes diversity and is committed to equality of

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are
eligible to live and work in the UK

mercoledì, dicembre 01, 2010

the Nokey sewing frame « jeff peachey

bel modo di bloccare i nervi e i nastri al telaio: da provare...

the Nokey sewing frame « jeff peachey: "In European bookbinding the sewing frame or sewing press is an essential piece of equipment. The primary sewing–that which connects the quires of sections of a text-block– is the very foundation of binding, and I believe a well-consolidated, multi-quire text-block sewn onto bands can only be achieved by using a sewing frame.” Christopher Clarkson, ‘Thoughts on Sewing Frame Design for the Book Conservator’ in The Paper Conservator 19, 1995. (p. 41)

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lunedì, novembre 22, 2010

Una caccia degna del “nome della rosa” - Riemergono dall’oblìo i libri proibiti del ’500| Liguria | Savona| Il SecoloXIX

20 novembre 2010
| Silvia Campese

Ritrovati i testi all’indice del convento di San Giacomo

Savona. È stata una caccia che ricorda le atmosfere di uno famoso romanzo storico di Umberto Eco. Come Guglielmo da Baskerville, uno dei personaggi de “Il nome della rosa”, la studiosa Romilda Saggini si è messa a caccia di libri proibiti. L’archivista ha scoperto e poi ritrovato una serie di antichi testi che sembrava fossero andati perduti....

leggi oltre
Una caccia degna del “nome della rosa” - Riemergono dall’oblìo i libri proibiti del ’500| Liguria | Savona| Il SecoloXIX: "Riemergono dall’oblìo
i libri proibiti del ’500-

mercoledì, novembre 17, 2010

:: L'Obiettivo :: Il portale culturale e di informazione di Cassano delle Murge :: - IL RESTAURO DEI LIBRI E LA CONSERVAZIONE PREVENTIVA NELLE BIBLIOTECHE

Purtroppo è già passato...

di Cooperativa sociale Ulixes | 15/11/2010 | 0 commenti commenti | Categoria: Comunicati stampa

Un incontro-laboratorio per conoscere in che stato sono e soprattutto come si restaurano i libri antichi. È questo il senso dell'appuntamento, in programma lunedì 15 novembre, alle 19.00, presso le Officine Culturali di Largo Gramsci 7, a Bitonto.
Nel corso dell'incontro, Valentina Terlizzi e Giuseppe De Filippis presenteranno il volume “Conservazione preventiva nelle biblioteche di Puglia”, lavoro conclusivo di un progetto finanziato, nel 2008, dalla Regione Puglia tramite il concorso “Principi Attivi” e realizzato dall'associazione “Folio”.
Il progetto, svolto in collaborazione con le biblioteche e gli archivi pugliesi, ha permesso di realizzare un monitoraggio ambientale delle biblioteche coinvolte, di Bari, Lecce e Brindisi, per conoscere le condizioni ambientali in cui sono conservati i volumi. Successivamente, grazie alla collaborazione con il laboratorio di restauro Codex, sono stati restaurati 6 volumi manoscritti e a stampa.
Durante l'incontro alle Officine Culturali, saranno presentati i quattro documenti bitontini restaurati: il libro delle obbligazioni, con carte manoscritte datate fra il 1641 e il 1788, il brano manoscritto della visita pastorale di Mons. Musso, datato 1565, entrambi conservati nell'Archivio Diocesano “A. Marena”, che, per gentile concessione, potranno essere visionato, e i Frammenti di scrittura di Notai Helia e Morea, datati 1578 e 1626, conservati nella Biblioteca Comunale “E. Rogadeo” di Bitonto.
All'incontro parteciperà, insieme ai curatori del progetto, l'assessore alla Cultura del Comune di Bitonto, Elisabetta Tonon. Al termine della serata, sarà distribuita gratuitamente una copia del volume “Conservazione preventiva nelle biblioteche di Puglia”.

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martedì, ottobre 26, 2010

Bando_e_scheda_di_iscrizione_1.pdf (Oggetto application/pdf)

Bando_e_scheda_di_iscrizione_1.pdf (Oggetto application/pdf):

Cr Forma - Azienda Speciale per i Servizi di Formazione della Provincia di Cremona, iscritta all’Albo regionale
del programma “Lombardia Eccellente - azioni regionali per la promozione dell’eccellenza nello sviluppo del capitale
umano”, nell’ambito del “Progetto per il Restauro del patrimonio storico - artistico e per la valorizzazione
della cultura musicale”, fi nanziato da Regione Lombardia e da Fondazione Cariplo nell’ambito del Distretto
Culturale della Provincia di Cremona, organizza il

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fierafirenze2010.pdf (Oggetto application/pdf)

fierafirenze2010.pdf (Oggetto application/pdf):
Pag. 2
Giovedì 11 Novembre 2010
ore 14,00 - 17,00 presso “Sala Giuseppe Rosi”
Relatori: Daniele Danesi - Direttore della Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati di Siena.
Cinzia Nanni - Esperta di restauro e conservazione dei materiali fotografici storici e
moderni e materiali cartacei.
L’incontro si propone di definire le problematiche inerenti la conservazione e l’archiviazione di
materiale fotografico. Per questo verranno percorse la storia dei materiali e delle tecniche
fotografiche, e le cause del deterioramento del materiale fotografico: alterazioni chimiche,
meccaniche e biologiche.
Verranno quindi illustrati i materiali ed i prodotti necessari per l’archiviazione delle fotografie,
con una particolare attenzione verso le regole per una corretta manipolazione, necessaria per
ridurre al minimo i rischi di danneggiamento insiti nel processo di archiviazione di materiale
delicato o particolarmente degradato.
Verranno anche illustrate le attuali normative ed i requisiti per la conservazione.
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giovedì, ottobre 14, 2010

mercoledì, ottobre 06, 2010

"dal 30 Settembre al 21 Novembre 2010
dal martedì alla domenica 14.30 -18.00,
giovedì 10.00 - 13.00/ 14.00 - 18.00

Con la mostra “La biblioteca dei Cappuccini. Manoscritti, Incunaboli, Cinquecentine e preziose edizioni a stampa”, i frati cappuccini della Provincia di Genova espongono per la prima volta una parte, la più rappresentativa, della loro inestimabile raccolta di libri antichi. Si tratta di un evento che non ha precedenti nella storia delle Biblioteche della Provincia di Genova e della Liguria in generale.
La Biblioteca Provinciale dei Cappuccini della Liguria, infatti, è nota non solo per la preziosità ma anche per la quantità e varietà dei beni librari posseduti.
Solo l’amorevole cura, la tenace dedizione, l’instancabile operosità con cui i frati, da secoli, custodiscono e arricchiscono le loro biblioteche conventuali, hanno permesso che questo immenso patrimonio culturale si salvasse e non si disperdesse.
Con la realizzazione di questo importante evento è possibile oggi ammirare ciò che per secoli è rimasto protetto e celato tra le mura dei conventi.

leggi oltre...

La Biblioteca
dei Cappuccini
Manoscritti, Incunaboli, Cinquecentine
e preziose edizioni a stampa
21 NOVEMBRE 2010
Museo dei Beni
Culturali Cappuccini
Passo Santa Caterina Fieschi / Viale IV Novembre, 5 – 16121 – Genova
(raggiungibile da Via Bartolomeo Bosco dietro Palazzo di Giustizia)
Da Martedì a Domenica: 14.30 – 18.00 – Giovedì: 10.00 – 13.00 / 14.00 – 18.00
010.8592759/0 • • •
€ 5 (gratis under 18 - ridotto € 4 over 65)

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lunedì, ottobre 04, 2010

hera « jeff peachey

Anche stavolta Jeff Peachey colpisce nel segno con un articolo su come farsi le spatole in bamboo...

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venerdì, ottobre 01, 2010

Professione libro :: Legatoria e Restauro :: Percorsi del Libro

Professione libro :: Legatoria e Restauro :: Percorsi del Libro: "RACCOGLIERE, PROTEGGERE, CONSERVARE: soluzioni rispettose per l’archiviazione in biblioteca
Milano, 3 - 22 dicembre 2010
Cristina Balbiano d'Aramengo
420 EUR materiale incluso

Il corso è concepito specificamente per rispondere alle esigenze di bibliotecari e archivisti, che devono far fronte alle problematiche più comuni di archiviazione, protezione e conservazione di materiali editoriali moderni (nella fattispecie brossure, cucite e/o incollate) e dei loro allegati (lettere, fogli sciolti, buste...).

Il materiale cartaceo moderno presenta infatti problematiche molto diverse da quello antico, essendo per la maggior parte di pessima qualità, e dunque molto deteriorato o comunque facilmente degradabile.

È previsto lo studio dei singoli problemi e la realizzazione di prototipi per diverse tipologie di soluzioni. L'obiettivo è quello di mettere gli operatori in grado di realizzare autonomamente delle semplici rilegature senza adesivi e dei contenitori protettivi per il materiale presente presso le collezioni e le biblioteche, con mezzi elementari, costi ridotti e tempi brevi.

Durante le lezioni verranno dimostrati in laboratorio tutti i passaggi della lavorazione, poi ripetuti dai corsisti che realizzeranno i propri modelli

Il corso si svolgerà presso la sede di Professione Libro,
Via Angelo Del Bon, 1 - 20158 MILANO - I

Ciclo di 4 incontri a cadenza settimanale, con orario 9,30-17,30 (un'ora di pausa pranzo).
Queste le date previste:
3, 10, 17, 22 dicembre

Per partecipare è indispensabile aver formalizzato l'iscrizione entro i termini previsti.
La quota di adesione al ciclo di 4 incontri (28 ore totali) è di 420 EUR, compreso il materiale di consumo (carta, cartone, colla, tela) e l'uso di tutti gli attrezzi necessari che verranno forniti dall'organizzazione. Sono esclusi eventuali materiali particolari (pelle, pergamena, legno).
Ciascun partecipante deve portare con sé i libri su cui intende esercitarsi, oltre ad eventuali materiali particolari che fossero necessari per realizzare i propri progetti.

È richiesta l'iscrizione all'Associazione (25 EUR).

Il corso è a numero chiuso: per le iscrizioni dell'ultimo momento non è garantita la disponibilità di posti. L'ordine di iscrizione definitivo sarà determinato dall'ordine di pagamento.
Termine ultimo per l'iscrizione e il pagamento dell'intera quota: 20 novembre 2010.

L'iscrizione deve essere annullata per iscritto.
Se la lettera di disdetta viene spedita quattro o più settimane prima dell'inizio del seminario, la quota sarà restituita trattenendo il 15% come tassa di annullamento.
Se la lettera di disdetta viene spedita meno di quattro ma più di due settimane prima dell'inizio del seminario, la quota sarà restituita trattenendo il 50% come tassa di annullamento.
Se la lettera di disdetta viene spedita meno di due settimane prima dell'inizio del seminario, la quota non sarà restituita.
Nessun risarcimento è previsto agli allievi che si siano iscritti ma, senza ulteriore comunicazione, non partecipino al corso.

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Montefiascone Project participants sought

The Montefiascone Project is up-dating our records and our website.
If you have been a participant or teacher, we would appreciate any
of the following information:

Which years(s) did you attend Montefiascone and which course(s)
did you do?

Who was the teacher(s) and do you have the names of others in
the class?

If you have any photographs of your time in class, or of
Montefiascone and environs, we would be very pleased to have them
(with dates and names and courses noted, where possible) for the
website and/or the new
Montefiascone Project Facebook site.

Please send any information and photos to
suzann.mumford [at] hotmail__co__uk

The classes for summer 2011 will be announced shortly.

venerdì, settembre 17, 2010

ICPAL - Istituto centrale per il restauro e la conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario


Si allega il decreto di approvazione e la graduatoria degli ammessi al corso quinquennale della Scuola di Alta Formazione e di Studio dell’Istituto centrale per il restauro e la conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario di Roma, anno accademico 2010/2011.

leggi e consulta la graduatoria:

mercoledì, settembre 08, 2010


in occasione delle Giornate Europee del
Patrimonio 2010 sarà organizzato, a Palermo, presso il Cortile dell'Antico Seminario dei
Chierici, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 463, l'evento denominato UNO SCRIPTORIUM EN
PLEIN AIR, un percorso didattico ed interattivo che mostrerà le varie fasi di
produzione di un libro antico.
Il percorso è articolato in maniera tale da far comprendere al pubblico come
veniva prodotta la carta e la pergamena, come si realizzavano le miniature, la
scrittura e le legature ed infine verranno spiegate alcune delle metodologie di
restauro conservativo. Inoltre, tutto sarà completato con le visite guidate ai
fondi antichi dell'Archivio Storico Diocesano.
Le spiegazioni e le dimostrazioni verranno effettuate da volontari per la
maggior parte laureati in Conservazione e Restauro dei Beni Culturali e da
volontari laureati in altri corsi attinenti, e accomunati dalla stessa grande
passione per il mondo dei libri. Saranno presenti anche i calligrafi Enzo
Bongiorno e Francesca Mezzatesta i quali si occuperanno della sezione rivolta
alla Scrittura.

domenica, agosto 29, 2010

| BS VIDEOGALLERY - monitoraggio ambientale (biblioteca ostuni)

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Emergency Planning – the Libraries and Archive Conservator - Teresa Januszonok

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Conservazione preventiva folio

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steamboating « jeff peachey

Posted in book conservation by Jeff Peachey on August 23, 2010

I’d never heard this term before, but Nicholson puts it in quotes, suggesting it is some kind of workman’s slang, or at least an uncommon term. In describing cloth case binding, and how to use a plough, he writes. “If the volumes are small, a number may be cut at the same time. This mode of cutting is called ‘steamboating’”. This was originally written in 1856. Perhaps it is emblematic of the 19th century preoccupation with steam power in general, and how a machine can influence even the terminology of hand work.

steamboating « jeff peachey

'Every now and then you have to think outside the box' | Cultural Compass

'Every now and then you have to think outside the box' | Cultural Compass: "Thursday, August 26, 2010
‘Every now and then you have to think outside the box’

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Dal Pd una mozione per i libri che Federico Caffè donò all'Università -

mmm dei libri bagnati dal 1992 devono essere una bella sfida !

Dal Pd una mozione per i libri che Federico Caffè donò all'Università - "Dal Pd una mozione per i libri che Federico Caffè donò all'Università
Il Pd di Pescara, con i consiglieri Marchegiani e Blasioli, ha presentato una mozione in merito al recupero e restauro dei libri donati dall'economista pescarese Federico Caffè all'Università D'Annunzio
di Redazione - 27/08/2010

I consiglieri del Pd Marchegiani e Blasioli hanno inviato una mozione al Sindaco ed alla Giunta affinchè vengano recuperati e ripristinati i libri donati dall'economista pescarese Federico Caffè all'Università D'Annunzio di Pescara.

'Questa mozione nasce, da un susseguirsi di recenti incontri su questa figura troppo spesso dimenticata da Pescara.' sottolineano i consiglieri, che ricordano i due incontri, il primo tenuto il 5 luglio presso l'Arci Overlook e l'altro in programma sabato ai Gesuiti, riguardanti l'economista.

'La città di Pescara può farsi parte attiva affinchè quei libri di Caffè, arrivati all'Università di Pescara e lasciati in un armadio, e ci viene riferito inzuppati dall'acqua durante l'alluvione del 1992 vengano ripresi, sottoposti ad asciugatura e ripristinati in collaborazione con l'Università di Pescara e messi a disposizione degli studenti, della città e dei cultori della materia.' concludono i consiglieri, che auspicano anche una serie di incontri e seminari riguardanti Caffè.

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lunedì, agosto 23, 2010

Il libro: istruzioni per l'uso

esiste anche in italiano io l'avevo trovato solo in Inglese sottotitolato...

Fifteenth-century bookbinding includes ninth-century bible fragment in front and back covers | Cultural Compass

"Michael Laird, adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin and the proprietor of Michael Laird Rare Books, shares some recent discoveries he made about a Bible in the Ransom Center’s collection.

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venerdì, agosto 20, 2010

Future-Proofing the Preservation Programme in National Library Singapore: a Case Study, CDNLAO Newsletter 68

Future-Proofing the Preservation Programme in National Library Singapore: a Case Study

By Sharmini Chellapandi, Siow Lian San and Asmah Eusope, National Library Board, Singapore

As stipulated in the National Library Board (NLB) Act 2005, the National Library Singapore takes appropriate measures to maintain and preserve library materials deposited with the Board. The preservation programme by the National Library covers both conservation and preservation actions.

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Countermeasures against pest and mold damage based on IPM by the NDL, CDNLAO Newsletter 68

Countermeasures against pest and mold damage based on IPM by the NDL

By National Diet Library, Japan

With a warm and humid climate, like most Asian countries, Japan provides a favorable environment for molds and pests to grow. Since there are so many species and numbers of pests which remain active for a long time in the year, damage to materials can be serious. Many libraries have long been afflicted with damage from pests and molds. Therefore, the NDL has taken measures to contain the damage.

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Leather Conservation Centre

"The Leather Conservation Centre is currently undertaking research
into acid deterioration of leather (commonly known as red rot) in
conjunction with The University of Northampton. This is a Knowledge
Transfer Project partially funded by the UK Government through the
Technology Strategy Board. The aims are to extend the current
understanding on acid-deterioration in leather and to develop a
conservation treatment for leather which has red rot.

To carry out the trials and experiments in order to develop a
product we require historical leather samples with or without
acid-deterioration. It would be much appreciated if you could send
us any discarded leather samples to help us with the project to the
address given below.

We are also looking for leather samples of unusual or exotic species
to extend our training collection. If you have any which you are
happy to donate to us please send us to the same address.

Yvette A. Fletcher BA Hons, MA, ACR
Head of Conservation
The Leather Conservation Centre
University Campus
Boughton Green Road
Northampton NN2 7AN
United Kingdom
+44 1604 719766

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[Consdistlist] Inst. 24:13 Call for papers--Seminar on manuscript conservation

"Call for papers--Seminar on manuscript conservation

Call for papers
13th international seminar on the care and conservation of

This seminar, arranged by the Arnamagnaean Institute of The
Department of Scandinavian Research at the University of Copenhagen
and the Royal Library of Denmark, will take place 13-15 April 2011
at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities and the Royal

Papers are invited on various subjects related to the care and
conservation of manuscripts in the widest sense. If you wish to give
a paper at the seminar please send a preliminary title and a short
abstract to ami [at] hum__ku__dk as soon as possible, and at the latest by
1 September 2010.

At this moment we cannot promise any financial support to our
speakers, but we will apply for funds as usual and hope to be able
to pay travel and hotel costs for those who do not have any other

For further information see

Ragnheidur Mosesdottir
Librarian /CULIS
Co-ordinator of the 13th international seminar on the care and
conservation of manuscripts
Nordisk Forskningsinstitut
University of Copenhagen
Njalsgade 136,
DK-2300 Kobenhavn S.
+45 35328478

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sabato, agosto 14, 2010

Introduction to Chinese Traditional Book Making - Victoria and Albert Museum

Che tristezza questa foto è così vecchia e io il corso l'ho fatto tre anni prima :-(

Introduction to Chinese Traditional Book Making - Victoria and Albert Museum: "Introduction to Chinese Traditional Book Making

Jane RutherstonSenior Book Conservator, Books Conservation
26th - 30th March 2001, St. Aldate's Parish Centre, Oxford

Figure 1. David Helliwell discussing Chinese bindings and enclosures, Bodleian Library.

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in this one week course given by Christopher Clarkson on traditional Chinese binding structures. There were 12 participants from 7 different countries. Our work space was intimate but friendly as the joy of Chinese binding structures is that they require little space as small hand tools are used rather than sophisticated equipment."

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venerdì, agosto 13, 2010

IDP Education - Chinese Bookbinding

IDP Education - Bookbinding: "history of Chinese bookbinding"


littlepaperbird: La comunità di legatori su Etsy si allarga e sono rimasto colpito dalla fantasia dei suoi lavori che vende sempre su Etsy qui.
Che dire è la prima volta che invece di trovarmi a pensare (mmm potrei farli anch'io) ho pensato all'idea di comprarglieli...

The Use of Bleaching Techniques on Paper Conservation
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
September 27-October 1, 2010

Instructors: Renate Mesmer and Julie Biggs

Cost: $1275.00
Includes all course materials, lodging and most meals

AIC scholarships of $300 may be available.

This program is designed for mid-career conservators. Instructor
approval is required for admittance into this course.

Course Description: A variety of different bleaching methods can be
used to treat discolored and stained paper. There are cases where
bleaching may be the only way to achieve an acceptable degree of
legibility or visibility of an artifact, or to restore an artist's
vision of a work on paper without the distraction of disfiguring
stains and discoloration. In this workshop conservators will learn a
variety of historical and contemporary bleaching methods and their
appropriate uses: light bleaching, hydrogen peroxide, calcium
hypochlorite, sodium borohydride, and borane tert-butylamine
complex. These methods will be reviewed in the context of existing
and current conservation theory, ethics, and practices. The course
will focus on practical applications of different bleaching
techniques and other non-bleaching options for stain reduction-both
localized and overall treatments. Participants will perform,
compare, and evaluate the techniques.

To register for the course go to:

Sharon Welton
Program Director
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
Mount Carroll Illinois
Pulp Repair Techniques for the Paper Conservator
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies

Instructors: Margo McFarland

September 1-4, 2010

Includes all course materials, lodging and most meals

AIC scholarships of $300 may still be available.

Course Description: This hands-on course is designed to teach the
participant practical methods in making and applying paper pulp for
the repair of tears and losses in paper. The course will cover:
creating paper pulp from recycled materials; mixing and matching
pulp to achieve the desired tone, texture, and weight; the use of
paper pulp to repair tears, mask unsightly areas, and repair skinned
or abraded surfaces; and information exchange amongst participants
on techniques and tools they already use.

To register for the course go to:

Sharon Welton
Program Director
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
Mount Carroll Illinois
Deacidification and washing of Paper
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
October 4-8, 2010

Instructors: Susan Russick and Hal Erickson

Cost: $1425.00
Includes all course materials, lodging and most meals

AIC scholarships of $300 may still be available.

Course Description: After a day of chemistry fundamentals, lecture
and laboratory sessions will provide mid-career conservators with
both theoretical chemical mechanisms and practical experience
related to washing and de-acidifying paper artifacts. The course
will focus on the topics of pH, water purity, a comparison of
neutralizing and de-acidifying chemicals (with emphasis on calcium
hydroxide, magnesium, bicarbonate, and ammonium hydroxide); issues
associated with washing iron gall inks; anticipated results of
aqueous de-acidification methods, and discussion of non-aqueous and
mass de-acidification methods. Participants will get hands-on
experience washing and de-acidifying sample materials using a
variety of methods.

To register for the course go to:

Sharon Welton
Program Director
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
Mount Carroll Illinois

giovedì, agosto 05, 2010

martedì, luglio 13, 2010

L'inchiostro con le noci di galla

lunedì, luglio 12, 2010


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sabato, luglio 10, 2010

Inserra_laboratorio didattico off. dei media 2010

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lunedì, giugno 14, 2010

the principles and practice of handmade papermaking and paper covered bookbinding with Jacques Brejoux and Christopher Clarkson

Hand Made Cover Paper Workshop with Christopher Clarkson and Jacques Brejoux at Moulin Du Verger Paper Mill, France: " Hand Made Cover Paper Workshop with Christopher Clarkson and Jacques Brejoux at Moulin Du Verger Paper Mill, France. /"

Handmade paper and paper covered bookbinding workshop
13-17 Sept 2010

For the fourth year, Conservation By Design Limited (CXD), is
delighted to be organising and supporting the workshop in France on
the principles and practice of handmade papermaking and paper
covered bookbinding with Jacques Brejoux and Christopher Clarkson

Industry's two leading scholars and craftsmen, will host a five day
residential workshop at the 16th Century Moulin Du Verger Paper Mill
in Puymoyen, located in the Charente (Cognac) region of France.

The workshop will look at the particular qualities required of
handmade cover papers based on 16th and 17th Century exemplars.
Using 19th and 20th Century linen rags and Jacques' reproduction
medieval wooden Stampers specifically built for this purpose, it
will allow for direct comparisons to be made with Hollander beaten

Christopher Clarkson will use Jacques' cover papers to demonstrate
the technical qualities required in a handmade paper for use in
period rebinding. His teaching will concentrate on limp paper
binding construction of the Renaissance, a passion of his since the

Conservators and bookbinding professionals will be able to benefit
from this rare interchange of shared knowledge and experience; to
develop a joint understanding of the requirements of Western style
papers in the rebinding of period books and archival material and
stay in the beautiful Charente countryside. The group size is likely
to be a maximum of eight people and will be conducted in English.
Previous experience is necessary

The 5 day workshop delegate fee is Euro 1005.00.
(Plus gite accommodation at cost)

To download an application form and find out more information

For further information or specific questions please contact

Denise Troughton
+44 1234 831 201 (evenings and weekends)
+44 7817 518 250 (mobile)
Fax: 44 1234 852 334
d.troughton212 [at] btinternet__com



venerdì, giugno 11, 2010

Bookbinding Etsy Street Team: Blog Interview: Pauline Paulette

Bookbinding Etsy Street Team: Blog Interview: Pauline Paulette

New Approaches to Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration -

New Approaches to Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration

In May 2011, there will be a start-up conference "NEW APPROACHES TO BOOK AND PAPER CONSERVATION-RESTORATION"

Call for papers:

The program committee welcomes original contributions on the following example topics:

* Needs for research in everyday conservator´s work
* Needs for research in everyday librarian/archivist´s work
* Suggestions for improvement of European-wide research effort in the field of book and paper conservation
* Gaps between research results and their application in everyday practice of conservators.

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit papers: preferably abstracts of about 2 pages in a 12-point font. All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Authors should email their abstract to The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2010.

Panel Submission

Ideas of panels are solicited to examine innovative, controversial, or otherwise provocative issues of interest.

Process of Selection

The program committee will evaluate papers and suggested panels based on quality and relevance.

A preprint will be made, therefore a deadline is set on 31st of December 2010 for handing in the final papers.

The language will be English.

Registration for the conference opens on 1stAugust 2010.

European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration

Wienerstraße 2

3580 Horn


Tel: 0043(0)6505871877


giovedì, giugno 03, 2010

IPCRA | Training | Upcoming Courses & Workshops | Montefiascone Project 2010

IPCRA | Training | Upcoming Courses & Workshops | Montefiascone Project 2010

Montefiascone Project - Summer 2010

Montefiascone is a small medieval walled city about 100 k (80 miles)north of Rome, on Lake Bolsena. Since 1988 conservators and others interested in books and their history have come together to work, to learn and to enjoy this special place. The summer 2010 programme is as follows:

Week 1: July 26th-30th
Medieval Pigments
Through illustrated lectures, participants will examine the story of colour in medieval times. The class will address the history, geography, chemistry and iconographic importance, and the actual techniques of colour manufacture, with special reference to manuscript painting. Using original recipes, participants will make and paint out the colours. No previous experience is necessary.
Tutor: Cheryl Porter

Week 2: August 2th-6th
Introduction to the Islamic Book Structure
This 5 day course will be based on constructing a model of the Islamic book, by following and comparing historical treatises; in particular that of Ibn Badis (11th century) and of Ibn Muhammed al-Sufyani (17th century). Participants will be provided with the basic text block and will then proceed to construct the past boards, sew the text block, construct the endbands and finally, cover the book in leather, before tooling (decorating the cover). The model will be put together using traditional materials and techniques. Participants will examine regional and historic variations in the techniques, the strengths and weaknesses of the structure, and discuss conservation issues. Participants will be required to bring some basic hand tools (a list will be provided following registration). All materials will be provided at nominal cost. No previous experience of bookbinding is necessary to do the class and curators and custodians of collections are welcome to apply.
Tutor: John Mumford

Week 3: August 9th-13th
The Biccherne of Siena
In Medieval Siena, the Comune commissioned artists to paint the book covers for various public records. These account books containing records of revenue and expenditure start in 1226. Bound in wood, they were initially distinguished one from the other by basic symbols or letters of the alphabet. However, in June 1257 (with Siena at its commercial peak) the administrators of the Biccherna (or Tax office) decided to pay a painter, Bartolomeo, to paint the cover of the latest account book, adding lustre to the functioning of the state, fetishising the books that stood for their actions and competence. Here begins a tradition that was to endure for nearly four centuries highlighting painters such as Duccio di Buoninsegno, Gilio di Pietro, Sano di Pietro, Lorenzo di Pietro, Dietisalvi di Speme, etc.
We plan to construct a medieval binding, using wooden covers, attached to the text block with split leather taws, carved and consolidated with hand-made nails, stained with mordent and coated with gesso, like the originals. Facsimiles of original cover designs will be supplied and also pigments (for egg tempera work), and Armenian bole and gold leaf. We will examine the calligraphy uniquely used on these covers.
Materials will be provided at nominal cost and participants will be sent a list of tools etc needed for the class.
Tutors: Jennifer Storey and Caroline Checkley Scott

Week 4: August 16th-20th
Paper Bindings of Montefiascone
Paper bindings had appeared in Italy and other parts of Europe by the late 15th century, and numerous examples dating from the 15th through to the 18th centuries can be found in the collections of the Barbarigo Seminary Library and the archives of the Benedictine Convent of St Peter, both located in Montefiascone. This course will provide a brief historical overview of European paper bindings, and give participants the opportunity to examine rare historical examples in Montefiascone collections. Three paper-covered binding models will be produced in the class. The first based on an Italian alla rustica binding, a laced case structure found on numerous printed books in the Seminary collection and made from a single folded sheet of paper; a second replicating a semi-limp, archival structure with a fore-edge flap and tie, found on an account book in the Benedictine convent; and a third using modern specifications for a paper case conservation binding. Emphasis will be placed on the structures and materials used for each of the bindings, but there will also be opportunities to embellish cover papers using traditional colored paste in spattered or block-printed patterns. Nicolas Barker will deliver an introductory lecture to provide historical context for the Montefiascone bindings and libraries.
Tutors: Maria Fredericks and Nicolas Barker (Joan Weir assisting)

The cost of the classes is: £445 GBP ($640 USD, €500 EUR) per week and includes all tuition (which is in English) and (most) materials. The Montefiascone Project is a not-for-profit organization, and all extra monies are used to finance the cataloguing and the conservation and preservation of the collection. For further information or to register for one week or more, please contact Cheryl Porter: . Go to ‘How to Sign Up’ to download the application form.

Kress Foundation grant supports conservation fellow : Johns Hopkins University – The Gazette

Kress Foundation grant supports conservation fellow : Johns Hopkins University – The Gazette

Preservation and Conservation Section Satellite Meeting | IFLA Website

Preservation and Conservation Section Satellite Meeting | IFLA Website

16 August, 2010 09:00 - 18 August, 2010 17:00
Uppsala (Sweden)

New techniques for old documents - Scientific examination methods in the service of preservation and book history
Dates: 16-18 August 2010
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Contact person: Per Cullhed,
Sponsors: IFLA's Preservation and Conservation and Rare Books and Manuscripts Sections
Co-sponsors: Uppsala university library and Riksbankens jubileumsfond

IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section and The Rare Books and Manuscripts section will hold a satellite meeting in conjunction to the IFLA World Library and Information Conference 2010. The satellite conference will take place on August 16-18, 2010 (visits on the 16th) at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
The theme for the satellite conference is: ”New techniques for old documents. Scientific examination methods in the service of preservation and book history".
Within this theme we welcome papers on scientific techniques such as DNA, infrared spectroscopy, imaging techniques and micro x-ray fluorescence. All these techniques may be used in conservation treatments and material bibliographic issues such as the determination of animals for leathers, provenance through DNA-analysis, measuring paper strength, examination of pigments and inks for palimpsests and other documents, and ICR - (Intelligent Character recognition) for the recognition of hand-written text.

lunedì, maggio 31, 2010

domenica, maggio 30, 2010

Announcement � Guild of Book Workers New York Chapter

Announcement � Guild of Book Workers New York Chapter
The Nag Hammadi Codices – Single Quire Bindings
A workshop with Julia Miller
June 18-19 (9:30am – 5:30pm)
At the Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory, The New
York Academy of Medicine
To register, please call Rachel Lapkin at 718-817-8754 or email
Workshop Fee: $215.00 (GBW members)/ $250 (non-members)
Materials Fee: $40.00
The materials fee covers: leather for the cover and attachments (ties
and wrapping band, tackets, spine lining, stays), leather for the
attachment sampler (offcuts from the larger skins purchased for cover
leather), papyrus, paper for the text block, handout packet,
miscellaneous (paste, creme wax, foam core for punching, cardstock for
templates and attachment samplers, etc.).

Class description

The class begins with an in-depth presentation on the history of the Nag
Hammadi codices, their importance to the history of the codex, and the
structural differences found among the eleven surviving covers. We will
look at images and models of early book structures; the goal of this
segment of the workshop is to give participants a clear understanding of
the impact of Coptic binding on the subsequent history of the book.
Handouts on the NHC including a reading list will also support our

The primary bench goal of the class is to produce a model of one of the
Nag Hammdi codices, Codex VI; the model will be less than full size.
Codex VI is one of the most intact of the surviving covers as well as
being one of the most complicated in terms of structure. The cover and
attachments will be made with goatskin; the text block will be made with
a suitable paper but workshop participants will have a small supply of
papyrus to use for adding to the text block or using it for cover
linings. Participants will also receive copies of some pages of the
Coptic text of Codex VI to alter and add to their text block.

A second goal of the workshop is the completion of an attachment sampler
that represents the different attachment styles used on all of the
surviving covers; the sampler will be useful in future teaching and also
will assist participants if they decide to make some of the other

Other optional goals include making a sampler representing the three
different cover-to-text attachment styles observed among the NHC as well
as sketching or photographing the elements of the other covers from
reference materials provided by the instructor for future projects.

Julia Miller – bio

Julia is a bench-trained conservator and was senior conservator at the
University of Michigan conservation lab until she left that position in
1994. Since then she has been in private practice. She has also
concentrated on research on the early codex and the long history of the
codex. Key points in her professional career include:

-Guest curator for two exhibits on the history of the codex: Suave
Mechanicals: Early to Modern Binding Styles in 2003 and Elegant to
Eccentric: Bindings from the Main Room of the William L. Clements
Library in 2007.

-Receiving a Samuel H. Kress conservation publication fellowship in 2008
through FAIC that has enabled her to write a book on historical
bindings: Books Will Speak Plain: A handbook for identifying and
describing historical bindings. The book is in the final stages of
preparation and will be published by The Legacy Press in the fall of

-Two visits to Cairo, one week in 2007 to study the leather covers of
the Nag Hammadi Codices, and a second visit for two months in 2009 as
part of a Getty Foundation team to train and supervise Egyptian
conservators from the Coptic Museum and other institutions making an
item condition survey of the manuscript collection of the Coptic Museum.

-Recently receiving a fellowship to visit the Library Company in
Philadelphia for a month to do research on an early American binding
style known as a scaleboard binding.

-Teaching, with a concentration on early Coptic codices, in Ann Arbor
and around the U. S.; my teaching draws on my historical binding
research and although I teach early structures, I try to give my
workshop participants as much information as I can about how the early
structures have influenced and continue to influence the history of hand

Please find directions to The New York Academy of Medicine here:

Ligatus Summer School

Ligatus Summer School
Ligatus Summer School 2010
in Wolfenbüttel 2010
Apply online by clicking here.
Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbuttel (Germany)
2-6 and 9-13 August 2010.

The 5th Ligatus Summer School, following the success of the courses in Volos, Patmos and Thessaloniki, is to be held this year in collaboration with the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, near Braunschweig, in northern Germany. This is an exciting new venture for us, and the opportunity to use books from this magnificent collection in our courses, will make this year’s summer school a memorable experience.

About the course:

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tutor profiles
in Wolfenbüttel 2010
Prof. Nicholas Pickwoad trained with Roger Powell and ran his own workshop from 1977 to 1989. He has been Advisor on Book Conservation to the National Trust of Great Britain from 1978, and was editor of volumes 8-13 or The Paper Conservator. He taught book conservation at Columbia University Library School in New York from 1989 to 1992 and was Chief Conservator in the Harvard University Library from 1992 to 1995. He is now project leader of the Saint Catherine's Library Conservation Project based at the University of the Arts, London/Camberwell College of Arts.

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mercoledì, maggio 26, 2010

Volumen vs. rotolo

non ricordo se l'ho già condiviso... però è bellissimo!

venerdì, maggio 21, 2010

Rare Shelburne Museum Circus Posters Conserved at NEDCC

The Circus Comes to NEDCC!

NEDCC treats a collection of rare circus posters for Shelburne Museum, in
Shelburne, Vermont


Removal of old exterior siding during a home renovation in Colchester, Vermont, revealed five vivid circus posters pasted onto the boards beneath the siding. The posters were mounted
on the house when a circus came to town in 1883, and they remained hidden, protected from light and weather, for the next 108 years.

The posters were donated to Shelburne Museum and conservators quickly realized that the safest and most efficient way to salvage the posters was to remove the boards from the house with the posters still attached. The boards, each with their fragmented section of poster, went into storage at the Museum, awaiting funding to have them professionally conserved.

That opportunity arrived in 2010, when the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) treated posters from the collection at the Center’s Andover, Massachusetts, facility.

It soon became evident that several other advertising posters from a competing circus of
the same time period were pasted underneath
the visible posters. Conservation treatment revealed the hidden images one section at a time, and NEDCC conservator Bucky Weaver was the first to glimpse the images that had been doubly hidden since 1883.

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domenica, maggio 16, 2010

In viaggio con Gutenberg

In viaggio con Gutenberg

ICPAL - Istituto centrale per il restauro e la conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario

ICPAL - Istituto centrale per il restauro e la conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario

La formazione del restauratore: da Spoleto uno sguardo al futuro
Spoleto, 27.05.2010 - 28.05.2010
L’Istituto, in collaborazione con la Direzione Regionale per i Beni Culturali e Paesaggistici dell’Umbria, la Regione Umbria, il Comune di Spoleto, la Fondazione per la conservazione e il restauro del libro e il CISAM, organizza - nei giorni 27 e 28 maggio 2010 - un convegno a Spoleto dal titolo “La formazione del restauratore: da Spoleto uno sguardo al futuro”.
Il tema del convegno, l’iter formativo del restauratore di beni librari e documentari, verrà affrontato ripercorrendo esperienze passate e correnti, attraverso le problematiche legate alla figura professionale così come è stata delineata dalle recenti novità normative. Si partirà dai principi e dalle strategie operative messe a punto nell’ambito della Scuola Europea di Conservazione e Restauro del Libro di Spoleto (attiva dal 1992) quale progetto pilota e soprattutto attraverso il contributo di coloro che vi si sono dedicati con passione perseguendo l’obiettivo di dare concretezza ad una figura professionale innovativa, dotata di competenze scientifiche e tecniche di alto livello.
I risultati di questo impegno verranno ‘letti’ attraverso le esperienze lavorative degli ex-allievi, ai quali è riservato uno specifico spazio all’interno del programma.
Verranno inoltre messe a confronto altre realtà formative in Italia e all’estero, in vista dell’avvio delle Scuole di Alta Formazione.
Tra gli obiettivi della manifestazione vi è anche quello di stimolare una riflessione sul futuro della Scuola ospitata nella magnifica Rocca Albornoziana della cittadina a cui viene unanimemente riconosciuta una vocazione per il restauro.
L’iniziativa verrà dedicata alla memoria di Maria Clara Di Franco, primo Direttore scientifico della Scuola spoletina nonché autorevole promotore del successo del progetto, testimoniato dai riconoscimenti ottenuti in Italia e all’estero.

Elementi di Papirologia

Elementi di Papirologia

mercoledì, maggio 12, 2010

Flavio Marzo's manuscript highlight: Add. MS 11835 – Psalms, with Hymns - Digitised Manuscripts

Flavio Marzo's manuscript highlight: Add. MS 11835 – Psalms, with Hymns - Digitised Manuscripts

Flavio Marzo's manuscript highlight: Add. MS 11835 – Psalms, with Hymns

Paste down back board with mark from the original leather strap

This very interesting little book, containing the Psalms and most of the Divine Office, might be one of my favourite Greek manuscripts. While there are many ways of looking at such a manuscript, as an experienced conservator, the reason why I have chosen this manuscript is because of its physical features which are closely related to its history.

Fore edge with metal (brass) pin and clasp with leather strap

One obvious striking feature of this manuscript is its size: it measures a mere 93mm in length, 74mm in width, and 34mm in thickness – ideal to be carried around by a monk in his daily prayers. Today, the book is housed in a beautiful 20th century box manufactured in the shape of a western-style book, at the British Library. The manuscript itself, however, is still bound in its original Byzantine binding, displaying typical characteristics of this style – 'link-stitch' sewing, a back with no visible supports, wooden boards with the distinguishing V-shaped edges etc.

We know by looking at the writing that it was probably copied in the 13th century. A note on f.21v tells us that it must have belonged to the library of St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, Egypt, during the 17th and 18th centuries. The front and the back boards of the box bear the emblem of the Bibliotheca Butleriana, an important collection of which the manuscript was part of, before coming to the British Library.

Head of the manuscript with “V” shaped edges of the boards and head end band

It is, however, the small physical details that disclose many more information about its rich history. A simple stain on the inside back board, for example, is the mark left by a previous leather strap. The original leather strap broke and was replaced by another, the latter made of one double strip of leather, is split in two instead been split in three as it was originally and so one of the lacing holes in the front cover was therefore left empty after the repair. I am particularly excited by the potential for new discoveries and observations to be made once images of this manuscript and many others like it are made available online. Are there, for example, other surviving manuscripts that bear the marks of the same tools, used to decorate the leather cover and could therefore lead us to the workshop that produced this manuscript? Similar comparisons on the threads used for the end bands or the style of decoration of the brass clasp might help us to better understand the origins of this wonderful book.

Flavio Marzo

sabato, maggio 08, 2010

Lavaggio senza smontare il libro

Restauro libro Il redivivo dell'Adì Abò Part 1 smontaggio

e io che ci ricarico solo il cellulare...

Laboratorio CODEX - Restauro Antifonario XIV sec - PARTE 2 www.laborator...

alla faccia della reversibilità sembra la pubblicità del Vinavil

lunedì, maggio 03, 2010

Centre for the Study of the Book

Centre for the Study of the Book: "Centre for the Study of the Book
The Centre for the Study of the Book provides a common ground for scholars and librarians with shared interests in understanding, documenting, and interpreting the intellectual and material history of the book.
Please use the index to the left to find information about the events and projects sponsored by the Centre, and news about lectures, seminars, workshops and projects at the Bodleian Library and in Oxford. The CSB also engages in collaborative projects with our partner institutions.

CSB events are supported by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Support the Centre for the Study of the Book
The Centre for the Study of the Book depends on the philanthropic support of individuals, Trusts, and Foundations. We are enormously grateful to them for enabling us to take the Centre's work forward.

For additional information on how to support the work of the Centre, please contact:
Richard Ovenden
Keeper of Special Collections (Associate Director)
Bodleian Library
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domenica, maggio 02, 2010

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sabato, maggio 01, 2010

L’Istituto Centrale per il Restauro e la Conservazione del Patrimonio Archivistico e Librario avvia i Corsi della Scuola di Alta Formazione per restauratori

L’Istituto Centrale per il Restauro e la Conservazione del Patrimonio Archivistico e Librario avvia i Corsi della Scuola di Alta Formazione per restauratori

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L’Istituto Centrale per il Restauro e la Conservazione del Patrimonio Archivistico e Librario avvia i Corsi della Scuola di Alta Formazione per restauratori

Riprendono dopo 25 anni i corsi di formazione per i restauratori di beni archivistici e librari: è stato pubblicato nella Gazzetta Ufficiale dello Stato (IV serie speciale Concorsi) n. 32 del 23-4-2010 il Bando di Concorso pubblico, per esami, per l'ammissione di diciotto allievi al corso quinquennale della Scuola di Alta Formazione dell’Istituto Centrale per il Restauro e la Conservazione del Patrimonio Archivistico e Librario di Roma - Anno accademico 2010/2011.

L’area formativa (Percorso Formativo Professionalizzante) di riferimento è Materiale librario e archivistico. Manufatti cartacei e pergamenacei. Materiale fotografico, cinematografico e digitale.
Si tratta di un Corso quinquennale a ciclo unico articolato in 300 crediti formativi al termine del quale si consegue un Diploma equiparato alla Laurea Magistrale della Classe di laurea che verrà individuata in attuazione del comma 4, art. 1 del DM 87 del 25-5-2009.

L’esame finale è abilitante alla professione di restauratore di beni culturali.
I programmi del corso sono caratterizzati dall’interdisciplinarietà e prevedono l'acquisizione di conoscenze e abilità estese ad aree diverse e interconnesse che abbracciano la pratica del restauro, le discipline del libro e del documento e le scienze dei materiali e dell'ambiente. L’esperienza e l’alto livello di specializzazione dei docenti e l’attività di laboratorio su beni culturali sviluppata per oltre la metà delle ore di insegnamento complessive assicurano al Corso un carattere di assoluta unicità.

Requisito per l’accesso è il possesso del Diploma di scuola media superiore o un titolo equivalente conseguito all’estero. Le prove pratiche del concorso e l’esame orale si svolgeranno tra la fine di giugno e il mese di settembre e l’inizio dei corsi è previsto entro il mese ottobre.

Il Bando è consultabile sul sito web dell’Istituto
Indicazioni più ampie e dettagliate sui temi delle tre prove d’esame nonché suggerimenti di orientamento bibliografico saranno reperibili nel sito web dell’ICPAL e presso la Segreteria della Scuola scrivendo a:, ovvero telefonando al numero 06 48291312 (dal lunedì al venerdì dalle 11 alle 13, il martedì e il giovedì anche dalle 15 alle 16) o recandosi di persona all’ICPAL in via Milano 76 – Roma con i seguenti orari: dal lunedì al venerdì dalle 10 alle 11, il martedì e il giovedì anche dalle 14 alle 15.

ICPAL – Istituto centrale per il restauro e la conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario
Via Milano, 76 – 00184 Roma -
Tel. 06 48291 235 – 223 - fax 064814968

ICCROM - events, grants, job opportunities, training, websites, etc. April 2010

ICCROM - events, grants, job opportunities, training, websites, etc. April 2010: "8 April. Ligatus Summer School, Herzog August Bibliothek, Germany
Summer course: European Bookbinding 1450-1830, 2 - 6 August 2010 and Identifying and recording Byzantine bookbinding structures for conservation and cataloguing, 9 - 13 August 2010.
Application deadline: 11 June 2010"

ICCROM - events, grants, job opportunities, training, websites, etc. April 2010

ICCROM - events, grants, job opportunities, training, websites, etc. April 2010
12 April. The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, United States
Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in Paper Conservation (pdf)
Application deadline: 9 May 2010

Emerging Conservation Professionals Network: KRESS FELLOWSHIP IN BOOK AND PAPER CONSERVATION

Emerging Conservation Professionals Network: KRESS FELLOWSHIP IN BOOK AND PAPER CONSERVATION

The Sheridan Libraries’ Department of Conservation and Preservation is pleased to announce a one-year advanced fellowship in book and paper conservation. Funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Kress Fellow will have a unique opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary conservation program which incorporates advanced book and paper conservation bench work, collaborations with the Homewood Museum, and with the department’s heritage science for conservation project. The Kress Fellow will have the opportunity to work on a wide array of rare books and manuscript materials from the Sheridan Libraries which includes the George Peabody Library, the Garrett Library Collection, and the collections at Homewood Museum. This unique environment will provide the Kress Fellow with a scope of interdisciplinary and inter-institutional engagement fundamental to professional effectiveness and growth.

Since its inception in 1974, the Department of Conservation and Preservation at Johns Hopkins has played a leadership role in providing both conservation educational opportunities and innovation in conservation practice. In addition to working on rare books and manuscripts from the rich collections, the Department is engaged in an active materials science research agenda for book and paper-based collections through its heritage science lab and in collaborations with the Homewood House museum, the Whiting School of Materials Science and Engineering, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, as well as industry partners.

The Sheridan Libraries Kress Conservation Fellowship aims to broaden the experience of post-graduate-level fellow through practical training that introduces state of the art analytical techniques, advanced bench experience, collaboration with curators, and awareness of the historic and philosophical issues concerning the conservation of book and paper collections. The Fellow has have access to an extraordinary array of resources, including the Baltimore Museum of Art (adjacent to the Hopkins campus) and the renowned libraries and museums in the Baltimore/Washington area.


June 15, 2010: Deadline for receipt of all application materials; incomplete applications will not be considered after this date.
July 1, 2010: Interview of selected candidates.
July 15, 2010: Notification of successful candidate
August 30, 2010: Program begins

Stipend: $25,000 year, includes benefits, health insurance, and $1,500 for travel to conference.

Eligibility: Completion of graduate-level training in conservation; additional courses in material sciences is desirable. Preference is given to those who have completed graduate-level training in conservation, but third year graduate students will also be considered.

Application Procedure: A complete application includes curriculum vitae, a one page single spaced statement summarizing the applicant's interests and intent in this fellowship and chosen specialization, official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, and three letters of recommendation. Submission of a portfolio of conservation treatments including photo documentation, condition reports, and treatment reports is mandatory. All materials must be submitted in English and electronically.

Please send application materials and supporting documents to:

Sonja K. Jordan-Mowery
Joseph Ruzicka & Marie Ruzicka Feldman
Director of Library Conservation and Preservation
PI, Heritage Science for Conservation
Johns Hopkins University

MADONNA DELL’ARCO. I CORALI RITROVATI - - l'informazione online

MADONNA DELL’ARCO. I CORALI RITROVATI - - l'informazione online
Categoria: AvvenimentiData: 30/04/2010
Dopo oltre due secoli sono ritornati al Santuario mariano otto corali andati dispersi durante le soppressioni napoleoniche. Padre Gerardo Imbriano: «Abbiamo recuperato un patrimonio di rilevante valore storico ed artistico».

Fanno il giro del mondo per due secoli prima di approdare alla loro casa di origine.
Questo il destino degli otto libri corali per la Liturgia delle Ore del XVII secolo, un tempo appartenuti al Santuario di Madonna dell’Arco e poi andati dispersi a causa di un editto imperiale emanato da Napoleone il 25 aprile del 1810 che decretò la soppressione di tutte le congregazioni ed unioni ecclesiastiche, con il conseguente sequestro di archivi, librerie, casse ed appartamenti religiosi.
Padre Gerardo Imbriano, Rettore del santuario mariano, ci racconta l’incredibile storia del recupero di questi corali.

Il tutto, è accaduto lo scorso giugno 2009 quando arrivò un catalogo della Christie’s accompagnato da una lettera che proponeva l’acquisto dei corali in questione, la cui collezione faceva parte della Hispanic Society of Americ di New York che li offrì in vendita al Centro manoscritti di Londra il quale li mise, a sua volta, all’asta.

«Non potevamo perdere tale occasione in quanto questi corali sono di straordinario valore storico, liturgico, musicale ed artistico e poi propri del nostro Santuario- ha dichiarato ai nostri taccuini padre Gerardo Imbriano- Non abbiamo partecipato all’asta ma abbiamo avviato una serie di trattative che hanno portato all’acquisto dei corali i quali hanno fatto il loro ritorno a casa il 28 agosto 2009».

Gli otto manoscritti, riccamente miniati, risalgono al periodo compreso tra il 1601 ed il 1611: nell’arco di questo decennio sono stati compilati da Fr. Ioannes Ballus di Napoli e dal domenicano del Santuario mariano, Fr. Girolamo Nolano. Il loro contenuto è molto ampio: ci sono le varie ricorrenze liturgiche, quali l’Annunciazione, la Natività, la presentazione di Gesù al Tempio, la Resurrezione e non mancano raffigurazioni di santi e sante domenicani (Nella foto vediamo "La nascita di Gesù", di Fr. Girolamo Nolano, del 1607, ndr).
In molte iniziali, sono incastonate pregiate miniature e le pagine intere sono spesso incorniciate da elementi decorativi dai colori sgargianti.

Gli otto libri corali, dunque, dopo due secoli hanno fatto ritorno al convento di Madonna dell’Arco: qualche giorno fa sono stati presentati alla cittadinanza durante un convegno pubblico, ma ora sono chiusi nelle stanze superiori del santuario, in quanto oggetto di studio da parte di Daniela Rea, responsabile e curatrice del restauro, che ne sta approfondendo anche i contenuti e l’aspetto iconografico.
Padre Gerardo, però, non ci ha voluto rilevare il prezzo d’acquisto dei corali.

«La cifra è stata alta ma siamo speranzosi di ricevere contributi dai vari Enti così come hanno già fatto, per citarne alcuni, il comune di Sant’Anastasia, la Regione Campania e la procura di Nola, per continuare a procedere con il restauro- ha terminato il rettore del Santuario di Madonna dell’Arco- Ad ogni modo, il Santuario si è riappropriato dei suoi corali che costituiscono un patrimonio di rilevante valore storico ed artistico».
(Fonte foto: Santuario Madonna dell’Arco)

Autore: Rita Terracciano

venerdì, aprile 30, 2010

Abstract incontro di Firenze - Forum Restauro @ Conservazione

Abstract incontro di Firenze - Forum Restauro @ Conservazione: "L'abstract dell'intervento curato da Enrico Flaiani -Gli inchiostri neri - Introduzione e cenni sui trattamenti- in occasione dell'incontro organizzato al Salone di Firenze, �visibile all'interno della sezione Gli eBooks o connettendosi direttamente all'indirizzo:"

giovedì, aprile 29, 2010

Courses at the Centro del bel libro Ascona

Courses at the Centro del bel libro Ascona

2010 Courses

Below is a list of upcoming courses at the Centro del bel libro
Ascona Switzerland for 2010, Department of Book and Paper

Paper objects in exhibitions: Installation of paper objects
May 17-21, 2010

Conservation of Seals
May 31-June 3, 2010

Conservation of vellum documents
June 7-11, 2010

History of Bookbinding Techniques: Gothic binding
June 14-18, 2010

Tape removal
June 30-July 2, 2010 and September 14-16, 2010

Conservation of historical paper bindings
July 5-9, 2010

Identifying historical paper
July 12-16, 2010

Preventive conservation
July 19-23, 2010

Conservation of leather bindings II
August 30-September 3, 2010

Paper conservation II
September 6-10, 2010

Repairs and small conservation treatments in binderies
September 27-October 1, 2010

The handling of printed and bound treasures
October 5-7, 2010

Paper conservation I
Part 1 October 11-15, 2010
Part 2 October 18-22, 2010

Individual course
November 8-12, 2010

Conservation of parchment bindings I
Nov. 22-December 3, 2010

For further details about our program courses visit our website:

or contact: info [at] cbl-ascona__ch

lunedì, aprile 26, 2010

Concorso per ammissione 18 allievi in Restauro di beni Librari e Archivistici

Concorso per ammissione 18 allievi in Restauro di beni Librari e Archivistici: "Bando di concorso per l’ammissione di diciotto allievi al corso quinquennale della scuola di alta formazione e di studio dell’Istituto centrale per il restauro e la conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario (ICPAL) di Roma, anno accademico 2010/2011. (GU n. 32 del 23-4-2010 )

scad. 24 maggio 2010

L’ICPAL ha disposto l’attivazione della scuola i cui corsi in
conservazione e restauro di beni culturali per il percorso formativo
professionalizzante relativo al materiale librario e archivistico, ai
manufatti cartacei e pergamenacei, al materiale fotografico,
cinematografico e digitale sono a ciclo unico per una durata di
cinque anni. Aggiornamenti e informazioni saranno pubblicati nel sito
ufficiale dell’ICPAL"

domenica, aprile 25, 2010

ALA | Preservation Webinars

ALA | Preservation Webinars
Free preservation webinars offered during Preservation Week
May 9-15, 2010

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
(ALCTS) announces two free live webinars to be offered during
Preservation Week, May 9-15. Archival 101 and Mold Prevention and
Remediation are designed for individuals with little or no
experience in preservation practices and procedures, including the
general public. The webinars are also very valuable for those with a
little more experience who wish to pick up some helpful hints.

The webinars are presented free of charge as a public service by
ALCTS as part the activities of Preservation Week 2010. Libraries
are encouraged to make the webinars available to their patrons.
Libraries can register for the webinars and show them as part of
their events for Preservation Week. No fee is required to attend the
webinars, however registration is required in order to receive the
link to the presentation.

Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT)

Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization
or even yourself? Are you confused by the terminology and not
sure about what the differences between the various vendors are?
Not finding exactly what you are looking for and unsure about
adapting different products? Archival 101 is designed to
demystify the archival product market for the layperson and
non-preservation specialist. The presentation will provide an
overview of the conservation and preservation issues facing
libraries, cultural organizations, and individuals, describe the
terminology in use, discuss products and offer buying tips on
the different ways these can be used. A list of links to other
resources will also be provided. Archival 101 is designed for
individuals with little or no experience and will also provide
the more experienced user with helpful hints.

Archival 101 is presented by Peter D. Verheyen, Head of
Preservation and Conservation at Syracuse University. After
beginning as work-study in preservation under John Dean at Johns
Hopkins, he studied binding and conservation in Germany and
Switzerland to become a rare book conservator working in private
practice and research library preservation programs. He
established the conservation lab at Syracuse for the treatment
of special collections materials, and developed a high-density
system for storing architectural drawings. In response to a need
for efficient rehousing in anticipation of off-site storage he
introduced Syracuse to the shrinkwrapping of volumes. The
Archival 101 presentation was originally developed for call
center staff at Gaylord Bros. when he worked there as Archival
Product Manager. It has since been presented regionally to
varying audiences. ALCTS is pleased to have Gaylord as a
Corporate Partner for Preservation Week.

To register for the Archival 101 session see:

Mold Prevention and Remediation
Thursday, May 13, 2010
2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT).

This webinar will introduce attendees to the basic types of
mold, and describe the environmental conditions that promote
mold growth in home and library collections. Prevention as well
as remediation should mold growth occur will be covered. This
webinar is geared to participants with little experience, but
with lots of questions and concerns.

Mold is presented by Michele Brown, book conservator at Cornell
University since 1995. She received a B.A. in English from
Fordham University, and a Certificate in Hand Bookbinding and
Restoration from the Camberwell School of Art and Crafts in
1977. She is enrolled in the distance learning MLIS program at
the University of Alabama, and is scheduled to receive that
degree in August 2010. She has conducted numerous workshops
around New York State in disaster planning, care and handling,
and mold prevention and remediation. In addition, she teaches
bookbinding classes, conducts collection surveys, and maintains
a small private practice.

To register for the session on Mold see:

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.
Preservation Week is a cooperative initiative of ALCTS, the Library
of Congress and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Other
Founding Partners are the American Institute of Conservation,
Society of American Archivists, and Heritage Preservation.
Preservation Week is pleased to have Gaylord, Archival Products, and as Corporate Partners. Visit the Preservation
Week Web site for more information: