motore di ricerca in inglese sul restauro librario


Scarica il salvaschermo sulla manipolazione dei materiali librari

Nuovamente funzionante ! è disponibile on line dal sito di patologia il salvaschermo sulla manipolazione dei materiali librari, può essere un sistema economico per l'educazione di personale e utenti, fatene buon uso ! scarica il salvaschermo

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.