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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:

Read more
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.

Read more . . .

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
Oxford University Library Services
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG
Tel: 44 (0) 1865 277 158
Fax: 44 (0) 1865 287 396
Email: richard.ovenden@ouls.ox."

The Conveyor

The Conveyor
News from Special Collections at the Bodleian Libraries

domenica, maggio 02, 2010

conservation of book

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