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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:

martedì, aprile 20, 2010

knife box � jeff peachey

knife box � jeff peachey

BBC World News - The Lost Libraries Of Timbuktu

BBC World News - The Lost Libraries Of Timbuktu

The Lost Libraries Of Timbuktu
Aminatta Forna tells the story of legendary Timbuktu and its long hidden legacy of hundreds of thousands of ancient manuscripts
0910 GMT Saturday 17th April
Repeated: Saturday at 2110 GMT. Sunday 18th at 0210 and 1510 GMT
View your local programme times
Timbuktu: once a desert trading post, it grew into a golden city which gained World Heritage status in 1988


Let us know what you think and get in touch with Weekend World..

During the last 30 years some 20 libraries have been set up to house collections of books and manuscripts written by the city's ancestors. In fact, it is estimated that over 700,000 of Timbuktu's manuscripts survive from its university libraries, some dating back to the 13th Century.

This weekend author Aminatta Forna travels to the beautiful landscapes of Timbuktu in a quest to discover Africa's oldest literature and find out why its preservation matters.

Along the way, she meets the local people responsible for bringing it to world attention and questions just how different Africa might be if Timbuktu's literacy had flourished across the land.

lunedì, aprile 19, 2010

Codici miniati, incontro tra arte e scienza : seminario. -- Vercelli, 2010-06-10/11

nei giorni 10-11 giugno 2010 si terrà, presso
l'Archivio Capitolare di Vercelli e la Facoltà di Lettere
dell'Università del Piemonte Orientale - sede di Vercelli, la 3°
giornata nazionale per lo studio multidisciplinare dei manoscritti
miniati. L'evento è organizzato da Università del Piemonte Orientale,
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Università di Parma, Università di
Salerno e dalla Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio
Capitolare di Vercelli. Il seminario sarà incentrato sul seguente
argomento: /Gli scriptoria altomedievali/. Interverranno esperti di
diagnostica e storici della miniatura Italiani e stranieri.

Tutti coloro che fossero interessati a partecipare troveranno le
informazioni necessarie e la possibilità di iscrizione online al sito
. La partecipazione è gratuita nel limite dei
posti disponibili. Sono inoltre disponibili spazi per la presentazione
di poster con dimensioni 70 cm x 100 cm.

È prevista la pubblicazione online degli atti con accesso libero. Al
link "Edizioni precedenti del seminario" del sito web è possibile
scaricare il volume degli atti dell'edizione 2008 in formato pdf.

A richiesta, gli studenti e i dottorandi di ricerca delle Facoltà di
Lettere o Beni Culturali potranno ricevere un attestato di frequenza
alla giornata da presentare alle loro Università per il rilascio di
crediti formativi. Gli interessati possono contattare l'organizzazione
all'indirizzo e-mail

Per comunicazioni:
Dott. Maurizio Aceto
Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Ambiente e della Vita
Università del Piemonte Orientale
Viale Teresa Michel, 11
15100 Alessandria
Tel. 0131 360265
Fax 0131 360250

sabato, aprile 17, 2010

Nicholas Hadgraft Memorial Scholarship 2010

Nicholas Hadgraft Memorial Scholarship 2010

Deadline for applications is Apr 30, 2010

Conservation by Design Limited (CXD) is once again inviting
conservators and skilled book binders to apply for the renowned
Nicholas Hadgraft Memorial Scholarship, which is now in its sixth
year. The winner will receive UKP1000 towards the cost of attending
the Montefiascone Book Conservation Summer School, a unique
bookbinding course held each year in the medieval town of
Montefiascone, Italy. The school runs for four weeks during July
and August and this year's courses include Recreating the Medieval
Palette, Introduction to the Islamic Book Structure, The Biccherne
of Siena and an overview of European Paper Bindings. Each course is
taught by well known and highly regarded tutors.

We would urge anyone interested to get their completed application
form in to CXD as soon as possible as the closing date is 30 April

The scholarship is offered in memory of Dr Nicholas Hadgraft, a good
friend of Conservation By Design who died tragically in 2004.
Nicholas was a fellow of the University of the Arts London and a key
collaborator on the "Squelch Drying" technique devised by Stuart
Welch (the founder of CXD).

Application forms for this year's scholarship are available from the
CXD website

Completed applications must be received by the 30 April 2010 and the
successful applicant will be notified by May 14, 2010.

For further information, contact Denise Troughton at Conservation By
Design on +44 1234 846 300 or email denise.troughton [at] cxdltd__com

For details about the summer school go to

Conservation By Design
is a European company supplying an International client base.

We manufacture and supply high quality conservation storage,
equipment and display products to Museums, Libraries, Archives, Art
Galleries, Historic Houses, Palaces and Collectors.

venerdì, aprile 16, 2010

Centro Regionale di Catalogazione e Restauro dei Beni Culturali - Friuli Venezia Giulia

Centro Regionale di Catalogazione e Restauro dei Beni Culturali - Friuli Venezia Giulia

In occasione della Settimana della cultura 2010 sarà possibile visitare - accompagnati dai docenti di restauro - i laboratori della Scuola dove si sta svolgendo il corso quinquennale per restauratori di beni librari, documentari e opere d’arte su carta.

I laboratori saranno visitabili dalle 10.00 alle 13.00 di martedì 20 aprile 2010. La partecipazione è limitata a 20 persone: è richiesta la prenotazione telefonica allo 0432 824140 oppure via e-mail scrivendo a

Workshop 2010 - Patmos Workshop

Workshop 2010 - Patmos Workshop

Workshop 2010

Two 5-day long seminars on book conservation and historic bindings will be held in Patmos during September 2010.
The workshops will be held at a traditional stately Patmian house adjacent to the monastery of St John Theologian.

(Tutor: Dr George Boudalis)
Date: 30 August - 3 September 2010 | Maximum class number: 12 | Course fee: 500 €
The aim of this 5-day practical course is to demonstrate the characteristics of endbands in the context of Greek-style Bindings and make clear their structural and decorative role. An introductory lecture will explain their evolution in time and place, their classification and terminology and various examples shown and explained through photographs and real books from the library’s collection. Throughout the course at least 8 different types of endbands will be reproduced both simple and compound, with or without cores and with or without further decorative sewing, from the very simple to the more complicated, all encountered on Greek-style bindings from the 10th to the 17th century.

The similarities and differences with both the Western European endbands and those of other Eastern binding cultures such as the Arabic, Syriac and Georgian will be also discussed and explained.

(Tutor: Evangelos Zournatzis)
Date: 6 - 10 September 2010 | Maximum class number: 12 | Course fee: 500 €
During this 5-day course we will be dealing with all aspects of drawing, transferring, and painting an illumination on a prepared parchment folio. Following the traditional techniques of Byzantine illuminators and employing materials, inks and pigments as close to the original as possible, the participants can expect to become familiar with the process of preparing the parchment skins and painting an illumination. Several technical details pertaining to the facture of Byzantine illuminations will be discussed, alongside the aesthetics that rule their making, the particularities of the materials that affect their condition, and the requirements for their correct preservation.

Courses structure

Classes will be starting at 09.00. There will be a coffee break in the morning and a lunch break at 13.00. Classes continue after lunch until 15.30. After the classes there will be enough time to explore the island, enjoy the beaches and the sea, visit the cave of the Apocalypse or walk around the beautiful village of Chora. The classes are open to 12 individuals from the fields of book conservation, bookbinding, librarianship or palaeography and those interested in the history and the making of the book. Since these are not beginner-level courses, the participants are expected to be familiar with bookbinding terminology and have a basic knowledge of the history of book production in the periods under discussion. Good bookbinding skills are essential for the practical workshops.

The deadline for applications is the 31st July 2010. Applications for the courses should be made by email to Nikolas Sarris ( with the subject “Patmos Bookbinding Workshops 2010”. The applicant must state the course/s he/she is interested in attending as well as a short biography, showing relevant experience with the subjects of the courses.

Time Table
Tutor Course Duration
Dr George Boudalis Making Byzantine Endbands 30 Aug-3 September
Evangelos Zournatzis Drawing Byzantine-style Illuminations on Parchment 6-10 September

The Tutors
Dr George Boudalis Evangelos Zournatzis
Dr Georgios Boudalis is a book conservator working at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki. He has been a team leader and participant in various assessment visits in the context of the St Catherine’s Library Conservation project. His PhD focused on the evolution of binding structures in Greek-Orthodox monasteries in the post-Byzantine period and he is currently working as a co-editor on the Ligatus Bookbinding Glossary project.
Workshops' organiser
Nikolas Sarris
Nikolas Sarris is the supervisor of the book conservation studio at the monastery of St John Theologian, Patmos. He has worked as a book conservator at the British Library (2004-06) and at the UCL Strange Print Room. He collaborates with the Ligatus Research Unit on research related to the St Catherine’s Library Conservation Project since 2001 and with the Thesaurus Foundation for the survey and conservation of the manuscripts at the National Library of Egypt, Cairo. He is currently also undertaking an A.H.R.C. (Arts and Humanities Research Board) funded PhD with the title: ‘Classification of Finishing Tools in Byzantine/Greek Bookbinding: Establishing Links for Manuscripts from the Library of the St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, Egypt.

mercoledì, aprile 07, 2010

Conservation: The Gough Map

Conservation: The Gough Map

Corsi di formazione e laboratori

Corsi di formazione e laboratori: "CORSI DI FORMAZIONE PER BIBLIOTECARI


Il corso è pensato per il personale interno delle biblioteche, che lavora a stretto contatto con le collezioni, ne verifica quotidianamente le condizioni di stoccaggio e cura le varie fasi di movimentazione. Poiché l’ordinaria vita di un libro si consuma sullo scaffale, se queste operazioni vengono svolte in maniera attenta e coerente si limitano i danni ai volumi, mettendo così in atto un’efficace conservazione preventiva.
Conoscere la struttura e i materiali di cui sono composti i libri serve a comprenderne i meccanismi di degrado e le debolezze: verranno quindi illustrate le principali caratteristiche di carte, adesivi e plastiche in uso nella produzione libraria degli ultimi due secoli, così come le qualità dei materiali di conservazione.
La seconda parte del corso prevede un laboratorio pratico per custodie, consolidamento e piccoli interventi di emergenza sul materiale librario a stampa.

Le tecniche e i modelli proposti permettono di risolvere alcuni dei problemi più semplici e comuni con un corredo minimo di attrezzatura, e possono essere eseguiti direttamente negli ambienti delle biblioteche. Sarà possibile portare materiale proprio per gli interventi di recupero

- calendario e programma


* La catalogazione del libro moderno in SBN
giugno 2010

* Software Sebina SOL: modulo di catalogazione
giugno 2010

Per informazioni:"