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martedì, dicembre 20, 2011

Emad Effat on Tahrir's Wall - الشيخ عماد عفت على جدران التحرير

Information transmitted by Dr. Thomas Schuler , Chairman of the Disaster Relief Task Force (DRTF) of ICOM (since 2005). He was director of the Stadtmuseum Tübingen (1985 – 1992) and of the Schlossbergmuseum Chemnitz (1992 – 2004). He has specialized in Museum Management and Disaster Preparedness and Management. He was lecturer at the Museology Department of HTWK Leipzig and is regularly offering training courses for museum staff.


- The Sheik of the Sharjah Emirate and the French Government offered their assistance in reconstructing the building.
- 16 truck loads of (wet) books and manuscripts have been salvaged and moved to the National Library.
- The copy of "Déscription de l'Egypte" (one of eleven existing worldwide) is safe. Some volumes show damage to its covers, but can be restored.

1) What happened

The area near Tahrir square had been for days a “battle zone”. Ten people lost their lives there. Nearby is the Shura Council (Madschlis al-Schura), one of the two chambers of Egyptian Parliament. During the clashes a day earlier, parts of the parliament and a transportation authority office caught fire, but those blazes were put out quickly.

A video shows the institute fully ablaze, but no activities of a fire brigade:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL2orNB44kY


2) The Institute
Here you’ll find a short guide to the facilities of the Institute (by John Dunne in 2006):
http://archivesmadeeasy.pbworks.com/w/page/24521801/Institut%20d%27Egypte

A picture of the bookshelves:
http://aegypten.orientimmuseum.de/wp-content/gallery/institut-dgypte/img_1123.jpg
See also the report and other pictures by Daniel Haas after his visit in 2006:
http://aegypten.orientimmuseum.de/2011/kairo-institut-dgypte-stand-in-flammen/1061/

Some years ago, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has been taking the initiative in reviving the Institut d’Egypte. In order to preserve its collection and make it accessible to the public, BA has suggested nine projects for its revival, among which is a project of digitizing its entire collection. This will be the first attempt to digitize and publish a collection of such rarity and value.
http://www.bibalex.org/isis/frontend/Projects/ProjectDetails.aspx?id=qBas9zSPSSP8LjJhUkHb0g==

Mohammed al-Sharbouni, director of the institute:
"The burning of such a rich building means a large part of Egyptian history has ended."
The building was managed by a local non-governmental organization.
Al-Sharbouni said most of the contents were destroyed in the fire that raged for more than 12 hours on Saturday. Firefighters flooded the building with water, adding to the damage.
William Kopycki, a regional field director with the Washington D.C.-based library said the body of work that was destroyed was essential for researchers of Egyptian history, Arabic studies and Egyptology.
"It's a loss of a very important institute that many scholars have visited."
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_EGYPT_BURNED_ARCHIVES?SITE=FLDAY


3) Inventories
The most accessible inventory at the moment for what was housed in the institute is in a 1920's book kept in the U.S. Library of Congress, according to William Kopycki, a regional field director with the Washington D.C.-based library. (AP)
John Dunn reports from his visit in May 2006: A card catalogue exists, but must be cross-indexed with a ledger system for the current numbers.

4) Salvage Operations
Protesters tell of saving books from Institut d'Egypte fire:
Protesters began salvage operations on Saturday, as fighting continued around them, removing books and manuscripts from the building and arranging them on the pavement outside. They made contact with officials at the Ministry of Culture, who arranged to collect the works and remove to the safety of the Dar al-Kutub building on the Corniche. The first to enter the building and save documents did so while thefire was still raging.
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/557951
See also a new video, which shows nightly salvage operations, when the building was still fully ablaze: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz4gsvGQB94

5) The Building and its Repair
There is conflicting information on the state of the building. But first have a look to a recent inside video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPi-1MSdbbo

AP tells:
The two-story historic institute near Tahrir Square, is now in danger of collapsing after the roof caved in. What remains inside the historic building near the site of the clashes are piles of burned furniture, twisted metal and crumbled walls. A double human chain of protesters surrounded the building Monday.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_EGYPT_BURNED_ARCHIVES?SITE=FLDAY

Official sources tell:
After having inspected the building complex Mohsen Seyed Ali (head of the Islamic and Coptic antiquities at the Ministry of Antiquities and Chairman of the archaeological committee in charge) said that the building is in good condition, stressing that although affected by the large incident in the building, but all the walls of the building were not damaged by the fire. The building must be repaired in the fastest time.The restoration of the building will cost (initially estimated) 2 million pounds and take about one year.
http://www3.youm7.com/News.asp?NewsID=558354&SecID=94&IssueID=156

Sheikh Sultan Al Qassimi, Ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah promised full restoration of the building complex. He also would donate the Academy a number of manuscripts, maps, periodicals lost by the fire - stressing that this ''is not a favor, but it is a part of giving back to the people of the UAE and Sharjah in particular Egypt, which took the initiative and contributed since 1954 to provide a helping hand to teach the children of the UAE, which has spilled over to join the Egyptian universities in Cairo and Ain Shams and Alexandria.”

Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim, Minister of Antiquities stated that there is also an initiative of the French government to contribute to the restoration of the Academy and its contents, pointing out that he will tomorrow address the Sheikh Sultan Al Qassimi, Ruler of Sharjah and the French government to coordinate with them on implementation mechanisms for the restoration Academy.
http://www.masrawy.com/News/Egypt/Politics/2011/December/20/4683858.aspx

6) Déscription de l'Egypte
The first edition usually consists of nine volumes of text, one volume with description of the plates and ten volumes of plates. Two additional volumes in Mammut size (also called Elephant plates) contain plates from Antiquites and Etat Moderne and finally one volume of map plates (Atlas), making for twenty-three volumes in all.
The typographical quality of the texts, the beauty of engravings, and the unusual formats (the Mammutfolio is 1m x .81m) makes Description de l'Égypte an exceptional work.
(Source: wikipedia)
See also the special website: http://description-egypte.org/

At least 11 copies of the manuscript worldwide are preserved. Culture Minister Shaker Abdel Hamid said on Monday that Egypt has three first edition copies of Napoleon’s "Déscription de l'Egypte": "There is one at the Dar al-Kotob, another at the Egyptian Geographic Society and a third incomplete copy at Assiut University."
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/557796

Abdul Hadi, who is a member of the committee tasked by Prime Minister Kamal Al Ganzori to transfer the contents of the complex to a safe location, said “the majority of the folders of the Description de l'Égypte are intact and the remaining folders were only burnt at the edge,” and stressed that the priceless manuscript was not stolen. “I believe the majority of the manuscript is intact, it however, may need somerestoration,” he said. There are other folders on its way to us,” he added.
http://25online.tv/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1391%3A2011-12-19-13-21-30&catid=2%3Anews-ticker&Itemid=39&lang=en

7) Restoration of Books
See two impressive pictures:
- Some burned books:
http://www.lepoint.fr/images/2011/12/18/institut-egypte-461584-jpg_311986.JPG
- A mound of saved debris:
http://productnews.link.net/general/News/18-12-2011/n/DSC01154.jpg1.jpg_L_20111218194528.jpg

Zein Abdel-Hady, who runs the country's main library, is leading the effort to try and save what's left of the charred manuscripts.
"This is equal to the burning of Galileo's books," Abdel-Hady said, referring to the Italian scientist whose work proposing that the earth revolved around the sun was believed to have been burned in protest in the 17th century.
Below Abdel-Hady's office, dozens of people sifted through the mounds of debris brought to the library. A man in a surgical coat carried a pile of burned paper with his arms carefully spread, as if cradling a baby.
The rescuers used newspapers to cover some partially burned books. Bulky machines vacuum-packed delicate paper.
At least 16 truckloads with around 50,000 manuscripts, some damaged beyond repair, have been moved from the sidewalks outside the U.S. Embassy and the American University in Cairo, both near the burned institute, to the main library, Abdel-Hady said.
He told The Associated Press that there is no way of knowing what has been lost for good at this stage, but the material was worth tens of millions of dollars - and in many ways simply priceless.
"I haven't slept for two days, and I cried a lot yesterday. I do not like to see a book burned," he said. "The whole of Egypt is crying."
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_EGYPT_BURNED_ARCHIVES?SITE=FLDAY

Lisa Anderson, president of the American University in Cairo (AUC) which has a campus near the institute, says the Dar al-Kutub, the National Library and Archives, is leading a rescue effort by scholars, library specialists, and archivists. AUC is providing student and faculty volunteers and supplies from its own rare books library. "It is impossible at this point to estimate what is lost, since some books and other materials were rescued by private individuals, and we do not know where they are," she says. "Presumably they will begin appearing, either delivered to the Dar al-Kutub or in the used books markets, over the next weeks and months."
Anderson called the event "a terrible tragedy for the historiography of Egypt," adding that "the response of the scientific and scholarly community has been very heartening."

Bernard Valero, the French minister of foreign affairs spokesperson, called the destruction a "cultural catastrophe" and urged the Egyptian government to begin an exhaustive and transparent investigation, in order to find and punish those responsible. He added that France would consider any request from Egypt to help rehabilitate the gutted institute.

Egyptian media said that more than 35,000 manuscripts and books had been rescued from the flames, although their condition remains unclear. Anderson expressed hope for the collection, which she characterized as "a wonderful, somewhat eccentric, irreplaceable archive of mostly 19th century history and geography - books, manuscripts, and maps."
http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011/12/egypt-institute-burns-scholars.html

7) Prevention of Illicit Traffic

William J. Kopycki, Field Director, Library of Congress - Cairo, Egypt, US Embassy has posted images of Library stamps from the Institut d'Egypte with the hopes that it would be useful should any of the Institut's holdings be spotted in the antiquarian bookmarket. This is merely a precaution and should not be construed as anything being reported missing.
Distributed on MELANET, the mailing list of the Middle East LibrariansAssociation
http://ancientworldbloggers.blogspot.com/2011/12/library-stamps-from-institut-degypte.html

Dr Schuler is the co-authorwith Karl von Habsburg and Drs. Joris Kila of a mission report in Egypt (February 2011), entitled Civil-Military Assessment Mission for Egyptian Heritage By Blue Shield and IMCuRWG that you will find at:
http://www.blueshield.at/egypt_2011/mission_report_egypt_02_2011.pdf



Ancient World Bloggers Group (AWBG): Library stamps from Institut d'Egypte

Ancient World Bloggers Group (AWBG): Library stamps from Institut d'Egypte:

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Patrizia La Piscopia 20 dicembre 19.30.34
Ciao Alessandro non ho la tua mail quindi ti giro qui una mail di appello, se puoi per favore spargi la voce per raccogliere materiale per la libreria dell'Istituto Egiziano
Ciao Patrizia



Dear Friends:

As I am sure many of you have heard, the Institute D'Egypte was burned 2 days ago during the uprisings around Tahrir Square. The exterior of the building remains, but the interior is almost unrecognizable. This contained 35,000+ books,was the oldest scientific institute outside of Europe, and had the original Description D'Egypte.

The (somewhat) good news is the a number of books were saved. People from BOTH the army and the protesters helped in the recovery process.

The not so good news: folks restoring the books need lots of supplies. I have included the appeal below. Please pass on to your networks. All I have is a phone# for the person in Cairo aiding in the restoration efforts.

We also all need to pass along the link to the stamps of the books to make sure nothing is sold in the antiquarian book market (and I am assuming lots of you have contacts to that world):

STAMPS FROM BOOKS:

http://www.facebook.com/l/eAQFyIK-OAQHO2PJz_E_mhm6FvDzaVjBDXwxDSK5ggBiPDw/ancientworldbloggers.blogspot.com/2011/12/library-stamps-from-institut-degypte.html

APPEAL FOR MATERIALS TO HELP IN SAVING THE REMAINING BOOKS FROM THE INSTITUT

Dear all,
As you know lots of books were damaged and destroyed yesterday when the Institut d'Egypt was set on fire. The salvaged books have been handed over to the Dar al-Kutub, who are now organizing a rescue effort led by my amazing book conservator colleagues and involving DAK's staff... of conservators. We're getting a vacuum packing machine there to stop the development of any mo...ld. Here's a list of materials needed in large quantities. Please deliver to DAK Corniche. We are also ready to purchase them, but it would be great to get them delivered asap. One of the most important things is the bags-- we needed them to vacuum pack the books, so we need the bags used by food companies to vacuum pack food. It is extremely important to find a company which will sell or donate these bags in bulk.
Please reach out to your networks and help us save these books. The first 24 hours are crucial. This is my number for anyone who needs to reach me, 010 6664 7823. I am heading over there in a bit. We don't need people now as the staff of the Dar Al Kutub is working, but in a few hours we might need help to register supplies, organize things, etc.
Thank you! Please spread.
Elena

goggles
masks
gloves (medical, non-latex)
fans
extension cords
bags used by food companies for vacuum packing
bin liners /garbage bags
newspaper (printed or unprinted from a press-- better!)
L-brackets
plastic (milk) crates
aprons/lab coats

Sarah H. Parcak, PhD, FSA
Associate Professor, Dept. of History and Anthropology
Director, Laboratory for Global Observation
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1401 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: (205) 996-7982
Fax: (205) 996-7977
http://ancientworldbloggers.blogspot.com/2011/12/library-stamps-from-institut-degypte.html
ancientworldbloggers.blogspot.com

lunedì, dicembre 19, 2011

حريق المجمع العلمى من تراث مصر

In fiamme i tesori inestimabili dell'Istituto d'Egitto al Cairo

La battaglia fra dimostranti e forze dell'ordine vicino alla sede dell'edificio. In un incendio distrutti preziosi documenti e manoscritti risalenti alla spedizione napoleonica del 1798. Il ministro della Cultura: "Una catastrofe per la scienza"
Alcuni dei volumi danneggiati dall'incendio, scoppiato all'Istituto d'Egitto vicino a Piazza Tahrir (ap)
IL CAIRO - Un patrimonio storico e culturale inestimabile rischia di sparire al Cairo, teatro di nuovi, pesanti scontri 1negli ultimi giorni. Si tratta di testi e manoscritti antichi, andati già parzialmente distrutti, a causa di un incendio divampato per quasi 24 ore nell'Istituto d'Egitto: una preziosa eredità della spedizione napoleonica del 1798 nel paese delle Piramidi. L'edificio, parzialmente diroccato, sembra sull'orlo del crollo, e decine di giovani sono al lavoro, rischiando la vita, per mettere in salvo volumi e mappe antiche.

http://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2011/12/18/news/egitto_incendio_distrutti_documenti_spedizione_napoleone-26839352/9

domenica, dicembre 11, 2011

lunedì, novembre 28, 2011

Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: Understanding of the Parchment in the Medieval Manuscripts

Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: Understanding of the Parchment in the Medieval Manuscripts: Understanding of the Parchment in the Medieval Manuscripts
Practical parchment making workshop
21st – 26th May 2012, Horn, Austria

Further education course held by Jiří Vnouček, conservator, The Royal Library Copenhagen.
Workshop

Parchment is one of the oldest and also most durable writing materials. To be able to secure its proper preservation or eventual conservation it is very important to understand its complicated structure and way of the behavior. Experiments with practical parchment making can help to learn more about parchment in medieval manuscripts and even more to recognize different types of imperfection and defects coming already from its production so they are misunderstood with damage coming from later use and way of storage of the manuscripts.
Structure of the course

Practical parchment making workshop which will cover all basic steps in the parchment making: dehairing, cleaning of the flesh side, stretching on the frames, dry shaving and pouncing, final surface treatment, preparation for writing of the manuscript.
Theoretical lectures about the history of the parchment-making and different types of the parchments for writing purposes and the way of their preparation.
Lectures about the visual examination of the parchment in the medieval manuscripts and interpretation of their damage and imperfection coming from the manufacture of the parchment (based on personal experience of this parchment-making course)
Practical visual examinationtion and identification of different damage in real historical manuscripts. Duration of course 5 days of theoretical lectures (morning) and practical parchment making (afternoon) will include at least half day of excursion to nearby archive or library where would be possible to study historical parchment material.



Course is designed for the conservators of parchment who have already some knowledge about parchment and good practical experience with its conservation and want to learn more about writing parchment made for medieval manuscripts. But the course could be also found interesting for codicologists or curators of manuscript collection. The course main target is to understand the parchment and not parchment conservation. On another hand certain discussion about conservation of parchment will be raised by understanding of its special characteristics and behavior which come from the way in which is produced.



The course language will be English. The deadline for application is one mounth before the course starts. The course fee plus accommodation (4 nights) is 700.00 € plus 10% VAT. The number of participants is restricted to 7. »»» Registration


The venue is the Renaissance castle housing the European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration.

Accommodation during the course is within the building and is included in the price.

After application you will be provided with further information.

Participant also can bring own samples if they wish to.

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Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: Understanding of the Parchment in the Medieval Manuscripts

Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: Understanding of the Parchment in the Medieval Manuscripts: Understanding of the Parchment in the Medieval Manuscripts
Practical parchment making workshop
21st – 26th May 2012, Horn, Austria

Further education course held by Jiří Vnouček, conservator, The Royal Library Copenhagen.
Workshop

Parchment is one of the oldest and also most durable writing materials. To be able to secure its proper preservation or eventual conservation it is very important to understand its complicated structure and way of the behavior. Experiments with practical parchment making can help to learn more about parchment in medieval manuscripts and even more to recognize different types of imperfection and defects coming already from its production so they are misunderstood with damage coming from later use and way of storage of the manuscripts.
Structure of the course

Practical parchment making workshop which will cover all basic steps in the parchment making: dehairing, cleaning of the flesh side, stretching on the frames, dry shaving and pouncing, final surface treatment, preparation for writing of the manuscript.
Theoretical lectures about the history of the parchment-making and different types of the parchments for writing purposes and the way of their preparation.
Lectures about the visual examination of the parchment in the medieval manuscripts and interpretation of their damage and imperfection coming from the manufacture of the parchment (based on personal experience of this parchment-making course)
Practical visual examinationtion and identification of different damage in real historical manuscripts. Duration of course 5 days of theoretical lectures (morning) and practical parchment making (afternoon) will include at least half day of excursion to nearby archive or library where would be possible to study historical parchment material.



Course is designed for the conservators of parchment who have already some knowledge about parchment and good practical experience with its conservation and want to learn more about writing parchment made for medieval manuscripts. But the course could be also found interesting for codicologists or curators of manuscript collection. The course main target is to understand the parchment and not parchment conservation. On another hand certain discussion about conservation of parchment will be raised by understanding of its special characteristics and behavior which come from the way in which is produced.



The course language will be English. The deadline for application is one mounth before the course starts. The course fee plus accommodation (4 nights) is 700.00 € plus 10% VAT. The number of participants is restricted to 7. »»» Registration


The venue is the Renaissance castle housing the European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration.

Accommodation during the course is within the building and is included in the price.

After application you will be provided with further information.

Participant also can bring own samples if they wish to.

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giovedì, novembre 10, 2011

News - Opificio delle Pietre Dure

News - Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Line, Shade & Shadow: Fabrication and Preservation of Architectural Drawings - Syracuse University Library

Line, Shade & Shadow: Fabrication and Preservation of Architectural Drawings - Syracuse University Library: Line, Shade & Shadow: Fabrication and Preservation of Architectural Drawings
Introduction

Lois Olcott Price

The Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation was pleased to present Lois Olcott Price from the Winterthur Museum of the University of Delaware as its speaker on Friday, October 28nd at 4 p.m. Because architectural drawings are not created as an end in themselves, but as graphic documents to construct a building, sell a project or explore a design concept, the materials and techniques chosen by the drafter are particular to the function of the drawing as well as the period in which it was created. The interpretation and preservation of architectural drawings depends upon an understanding of their functions in architectural practice and on a working knowledge of drafting materials and techniques. This lecture will include tracing the use of supports, media and photo-reproductive processes used to create architectural drawings in the 18th to 20th centuries
The Workshop

This workshop emphasized the identification and understanding of materials and processes, and participants will have the opportunity to examine samples and ask questions. Building from this understanding of materials and using the available examples, we will also discuss housing and treatment options for these collections.

The workshop was attended by 14 students ranging in abilities from professionals drawn from regional libraries to first timers drawn from Syracuse University's iSchool and Museum Studies programs.
Lecture Video and Images

View the lecture online
View transcript of lecture (PDF)
View lecture slides (PDF)
View workshop handouts (PDF)

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mercoledì, novembre 09, 2011

BnF - Fiches pratiques : restauration

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Il Pianeta Carta nel III Millennio II° edizione. Le origini marchigiane la Carta e Fabriano

Il Pianeta Carta nel III Millennio II° edizione. Le origini marchigiane la Carta e Fabriano

Il Pianeta Carta nel III Millennio II° edizione. Le origini marchigiane la Carta e Fabriano


Il Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari che già in passato ha presentato a cura del CeSMA la prima edizione della mostra promuove questa II° edizione questa volta con carattere prettamente marchigiano.
L’esposizione, concepita in due sezioni strettamente correlate, una storica propedeutica ed una contemporanea vuole portare all’attenzione del visitatore la CARTA, ed in questa occasione quella di Fabriano, quale protagonista principale, unica ed insostituibile nelle varie forme.
La sezione storica presenta alcuni documenti relativi al passaggio dall’uso della pergamena alla carta ed a seguire la carta per scrittura e stampa (dalla scrittura manuale a quella digitale); la filigrana (quale elemento di sicurezza e per riproduzioni artistiche);la carta per usi artistici (matita, carboncino, acquarello, tempera, incisioni, acquerelli); la carta per le banconote ed i valori .
Il percorso espositivo accompagnato da un ricco apparato iconografico espone una cospicua parte di materiali provenienti dal Museo della Carta e della Filigrana di Fabriano.
Curatori: Sandro Farroni e Venanzio Governatori.
Il nucleo contemporaneo, a cura di Stefania Severi, attraversa la seconda metà del XIX secolo fino ai giorni nostri, partendo da tre presenze ampiamente storicizzate: Guelfo; Sante Monachesi e Wladimiro Tulli.
Molti altri i nomi presenti nell’esposizione Eros Donnini, Renzo Barbarossa, Bruno d’Arcevia, Maurizio Meldolesi, Riccardo Piccardoni, Mario Sasso, Sandro Trotti Valeriano Trubbiani etc. che hanno scelto la CARTA per le loro opere.

Nell’ambito della mostra martedì 29 novembre a partire dalle ore 10.00 nella Sala Conferenze si terrà una giornata di studio dedicata alla Carta di Fabriano interverranno oltre al Direttore ad interim dell’Istituto Centrale per la Demoetnoantropologia dott.ssa Daniela Porro,la Dott.ssa Antonella Fusco Direttore del Gabinetto Nazionale delle stampe la dott.ssa Maria Cristina Misiti direttore dell’Istituto per la Patologia del Libro, Franco Moschini Presidente del CeSMa, Sandro Farroni esperto di carta moneta, Stefania Severi, gli incisori Eros Donnini e Roberto Stelluti, Sante Martinelli tipografo “vecchia maniera”. Saranno tenute delle dimostrazioni sulla fabbricazione della carta. La giornata si concluderà con un assaggio di prodotti tipici marchigiani.

L’inaugurazione si terrà il 10 novembre 2011 alle ore 17,00

sabato, ottobre 29, 2011

Appello per Aulla

Cari amici come forse avrete sentito dai telegiornali la biblioteca, l'archviio storico comunale e l'archivio notarile di Aulla sono stati travolti dal fango. La situazione è ovviamente disastrosa, manca l'acqua la corrente e i volontari stanno facendo il possibile, le istituzioni hanno preso in carico la situazione e ci si sta muovendo insieme alla protezione civile e le soprintendenze per proseguire con i lavori.
Purtroppo servirebbero volontari "esperti" per lavorare al meglio.
Se qualcuno è già in zona e volesse partecipare alle operazioni di salvataggio mi scriva a alesido@gmail.com e cercherò di metterlo in contatto con l'unità di crisi della protezione civile per poter aiutare. Al momento sarebbe importante che si muovessero soprattutto quelli più in zona in maniera da non dover pesare sulle struttura ricettive presenti in zona.
Un sentito ringraziamento per chi volesse fare la propria parte

martedì, ottobre 25, 2011

Preservation Advisory Centre - Events

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lunedì, ottobre 17, 2011

Employment / Jobs - The University of Iowa Libraries

Position at University of Iowa

Conservator
The University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa

Position Description: Reporting to the Head, Preservation
Department, the Conservator provides leadership and strategic
direction for the Conservation Unit in the conservation treatment of
circulating and special collections materials. The Conservator
provides technical expertise and professional advice and education
to the staff, other institutions, and the public. The incumbent:

Executes complex conservation treatments on paper-based library
and archival materials, working closely and collaboratively with
subject specialists, Special Collections staff and others to
establish goals, select and prioritize materials, and design and
implement plans;

Manages the Conservation Lab and program and identifies
programmatic needs and sets priorities;

Collaborates with the University of Iowa Center for the Book in
teaching classes in bookbinding and on other aspects of the
evolving book studies program at the University;

Establishes specifications and procedures for work performed,
developing workflow patterns and ensuring the quality of
completed work;

Assesses condition of material for a variety of digitization and
other projects;

Directly supervises 3.2 FTE staff members, and additional
students and volunteers performing a wide range of conservation
treatments and activities;

Serves as a resource for staff and the public on a wide range of
conservation issues;

Assists in staff education and in the planning and development
of the overall preservation program for the Library; and,

Conducts research on conservation treatment methods as needed.

Required Qualifications:

High level of expertise in book conservation achieved through an
accredited advanced degree in book conservation, equivalent
certificate program, or formal apprenticeship.

Minimum of 6 years professional experience in rare books and
paper conservation.

Demonstrated expertise in performing complex conservation
treatments on a broad range of library and archival materials.

Thorough knowledge of the history of book structure;
bookbinding, printing, writing, and papermaking materials and
techniques; and materials science.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to train and supervise staff, assess their
work, plan, organize, and direct work flow, and plan and
organize physical space.

Working knowledge of disaster planning, response, and recovery.

A record of engagement with professional conservation
organizations.

Knowledge of conservation issues and current trends at the
national level.

Experience providing instruction in bookbinding and other
aspects of book studies.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or
community.

Display continuing achievement, particularly at a national
level, in an area or areas of professional interest that will
enhance his/her value to the Libraries, the University, the
profession, or the scholarly community.

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge of history of photography and the
evolution of historical and contemporary photographic
techniques.

Experience in book and paper conservation in a research library
setting.

Additional Expectations of the Position:

Civil and Respectful Interactions:

Demonstrates respect for all members of the University community
in the course of performing one's duties and in response to
administrators, supervisors, coworkers, and customers;
constructively brings forward workplace concerns to coworkers
and/or supervisor.

Establishes and maintains standards of collaborative interaction
among peers and employees that is characterized by respect,
honesty and service; assures that all unit members are held to
similar standards and ethics; constructively manages conflict.
Diversity and Inclusion:

Welcomes the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and
recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and
energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace.

Manages the talents, strengths and behaviors of each individual
in a diverse work group, while providing each employee with the
opportunity to contribute to the goals of the unit. Works to
assure that all employees are respected and treated in a manner
consistent with University policies in regard to equal
employment opportunity and diversity.

Leadership Accountability:

Represents the interests of the University and of unit
leadership in the use of resources to meet service and
productivity demands within unit goals and budgets; strives to
promote continual process and quality improvement.

Inspires and motivates others to high performance by exercising
strong stewardship of University resources, setting
expectations, measuring success through individual performance
evaluations, and driving organizational results.

Learning and Professional Development:

Seeks opportunities to enhance one's own professional knowledge,
skills, and abilities as they relate to one's current position
and/or to prepare for potential future roles and overall career
development.

Identifies opportunities for and creates development plans that
encourage employees to attend to the growth of their personal
and professional capacity; engages self and staff in collective
reflection of the University's greater role in society.

Salary and appointment: Hiring range $50,000 to $75,000.
Start date negotiable.

Position will be filled at the level of Expert Librarian (PLB3) or
Senior Librarian (PLB4) depending upon level of experience,
expertise, and professional contribution. The University of Iowa
offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid
vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two
University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax
child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa library
system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the
Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has
more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic
resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the
University's locally-created open access digital resources including
the Iowa Digital Library, featuring more the 440,000 digitized
texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa
Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special
Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the
15th century to newly created artists' books.

Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally
developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from
Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member
of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC,
SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries
provides a program of support for professional development
activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national
cooperative efforts.

The Conservation Unit: The Conservation unit

founded by Bill Anthony in 1985, operates from a 2000 square foot
laboratory facility to provide conservation services for materials
from Special Collections, University Archives, Iowa Women's
Archives, John Martin Rare Book Room, Music Rare Book Room, and
circulating collections. Conservation staff work closely with The
University of Iowa Center for the Book
which is a unique program that
conjoins training in the technique and artistry of bookmaking with
research into the history and culture of books.

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching
institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally
recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and
artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing,
printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The
University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of
13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than 40% of whom are from out
of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and
professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University's
faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are members of
minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.

Iowa City is a community of some 68,000 people (more than 150,000
live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational,
recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in
the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The
city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major
airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its
diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 32.47% of
the students are minority, with 16.22% identifying as
African-American, 8.55% as Latino/Hispanic, 7.33% as Asian-American,
and .37% as Native American during the 2010/11 school year.

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the
University of

To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition
number 59966.

Applications must be received by October 28, 2011.

The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply.

For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries and
community, please see



Nancy E. Kraft
University of Iowa Libraries
Preservation
100 Main Library
Iowa City IA 52242-1420
319-335-5286
Fax: 319-335-5900
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Preservation Librarian

Preservation Librarian
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Library Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position available immediately.
This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library



seeks a dynamic individual to provide leadership for the Library's
preservation program



This is a unique opportunity to work with the University of
Illinois' renowned and extraordinarily rich collections. Both the
Library and campus are firmly committed to supporting preservation
initiatives, as evidenced by the establishment of the John "Bud"
Velde Endowed Professorship in Preservation Administration in 2005
and the Library's successful record of securing grants and donations
to support the Preservation and Conservation Program.

Reporting to the John "Bud" Velde Head of Preservation, the
Preservation Librarian will oversee existing staff and programs in
support of reformatting, media, and digital preservation efforts
within the existing program. Specific duties include:

Coordinating preservation policy for digital materials

Establishing workflows for the preservation of digital materials
as well as testing and implementing necessary infrastructure in
close collaboration with the Digital Library Access, Repository,
and Scholarly Communication Services Advisory Group

Collaborating with other units and groups in the University
Library and Campus that acquire, create, preserve, and provide
access to digitized or 'born-digital' materials (including
Digital Content Creation, Office of Information Technology
Planning and Policy, IDEALS, and the University Archives, among
others) to develop and coordinate a Library-wide digital
preservation program and associated services.

Other duties may be assigned as the incumbent gains familiarity with
the position and institutional environment.

Qualifications:

Required: ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent, or a graduate degree
including coursework or experience in preservation administration;
knowledge of, and experience with, critical issues in preservation;
knowledge of current trends in digital preservation management,
media preservation, and/or preservation reformatting, and related
issues. See for completed
description.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your
candidate profile at



and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information
including email addresses for three professional references.
Applications not submitted through this website will not be
considered.

For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and
nominations must be received by Nov. 15, 2011

Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions
will be made prior to the closing date.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and
welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and
ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Preservation Librarian

Preservation Librarian
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Library Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position available immediately.
This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library



seeks a dynamic individual to provide leadership for the Library's
preservation program



This is a unique opportunity to work with the University of
Illinois' renowned and extraordinarily rich collections. Both the
Library and campus are firmly committed to supporting preservation
initiatives, as evidenced by the establishment of the John "Bud"
Velde Endowed Professorship in Preservation Administration in 2005
and the Library's successful record of securing grants and donations
to support the Preservation and Conservation Program.

Reporting to the John "Bud" Velde Head of Preservation, the
Preservation Librarian will oversee existing staff and programs in
support of reformatting, media, and digital preservation efforts
within the existing program. Specific duties include:

Coordinating preservation policy for digital materials

Establishing workflows for the preservation of digital materials
as well as testing and implementing necessary infrastructure in
close collaboration with the Digital Library Access, Repository,
and Scholarly Communication Services Advisory Group

Collaborating with other units and groups in the University
Library and Campus that acquire, create, preserve, and provide
access to digitized or 'born-digital' materials (including
Digital Content Creation, Office of Information Technology
Planning and Policy, IDEALS, and the University Archives, among
others) to develop and coordinate a Library-wide digital
preservation program and associated services.

Other duties may be assigned as the incumbent gains familiarity with
the position and institutional environment.

Qualifications:

Required: ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent, or a graduate degree
including coursework or experience in preservation administration;
knowledge of, and experience with, critical issues in preservation;
knowledge of current trends in digital preservation management,
media preservation, and/or preservation reformatting, and related
issues. See for completed
description.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your
candidate profile at



and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information
including email addresses for three professional references.
Applications not submitted through this website will not be
considered.

For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and
nominations must be received by Nov. 15, 2011

Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions
will be made prior to the closing date.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and
welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and
ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity

lunedì, ottobre 10, 2011

Position at Shepherds Bookbinders

Paper Conservator
Shepherds Bookbinders Ltd,
76 Rochester Row, London SW1

Maternity Cover, until October 2012

Mon - Friday; May consider part time

Shepherds Bookbinders, incorporating Sangorski and Sutcliffe and
Zaehnsdorf has two workshops and three retail outlets. Our range of
services includes traditional craft bookbinding and the conservation
of books and artwork on paper; for the international book trade,
small London based institutions, and collectors.

Applicants should:

Have a good knowledge of all aspects of paper conservation.

Have a recognised qualification in conservation.

Have experience of treating flat works of art on paper.

Have experience and extensive knowledge of aqueous treatments.

Be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Be confident interacting with customers.

Be able to produce references from recognised sources.

Knowledge and / or experience of bookbinding and book conservation
techniques is an advantage but not essential.

UKP19,000 - UKP21,000 pro rata, dependent on experience

Covering letter and CV to Daniel Wray

venerdì, ottobre 07, 2011

Bresciani srl - materiali e attrezzature per il restauro News - RECUPERO DEI BENI BRUCIATI E BAGNATI

Bresciani srl - materiali e attrezzature per il restauro News - RECUPERO DEI BENI BRUCIATI E BAGNATI: RECUPERO DEI BENI BRUCIATI E BAGNATI
STAMPA

inserita il 07/10/2011

Esercitazione per il recupero dei beni culturali bruciati e bagnati BIBLIOTECA CIVICA E ARCHIVI STORICI 'A. MAI' Sabato 8 Ottobre 2011

Esercitazione per il recupero dei beni culturali bruciati e bagnati

BIBLIOTECA CIVICA E ARCHIVI STORICI 'A. MAI'

Sabato 8 Ottobre 2011

1. Sabato 8 Ottobre 2011 dalle ore 9 alle 13 si terrà presso la Biblioteca e Archivi Storici 'A. Mai' di Bergamo una simulazione delle modalità di intervento sui beni culturali in caso di eventi calamitosi che colpiscano la sede di una biblioteca, di un archivio o di un museo.
2. Si tratta della prima esercitazione bergamasca e della quarta dimostrazione pubblica in Lombardia, dopo quella di Brescia del 2009 e le due milanesi, avvenute all'Archivio Storico Civico e Biblioteca Trivulziana sabato 8 maggio 2010 e all'Archivio di Stato sabato 2 aprile 2011.
3. L'evento, promosso dal gruppo di lavoro interistituzionale "Emergenza in biblioteche e archivi" e coordinato dalla Soprintendenza Beni Librari della Regione Lombardia con il Comune di Bergamo, coinvolge direttamente la sede e lo staff della Biblioteca Civica e Archivi Storici 'A. Mai', con il supporto dell'Ufficio Protezione Civile, dell'Ufficio Sicurezza Luoghi di Lavoro, della Polizia Locale, della Questura, della Prefettura, del 118 e dei Vigili del Fuoco di Bergamo. All'esercitazione parteciperà il gruppo comunale dei volontari di Protezione Civile del Comune di Bergamo, preparato attraverso un programma specifico di formazione e di addestramento di volontari sui beni culturali.
4. In vista di questa demo, tra maggio e settembre sono stati organizzati tre differenti percorsi formativi, rivolti al personale responsabile di istituti culturali della città (Eupolis), al personale della Biblioteca A. Mai (membri del gruppo interistituzionale "Emergenza in biblioteche e archivi" della Soprintendenza Beni Librari di Regione Lombardia) e ai volontari di Protezione Civile del Comune di Bergamo (Adalberto Biasiotti, esperto Unesco).
5. Scopo di questa esercitazione è quello di consolidare e migliorare le metodologie e gli interventi operativi già sperimentati nelle precedenti simulazioni, ponendo l'attenzione in modo particolare su tre 'focus':
a. tipologia e caratteristiche dell'istituto, con particolare attenzione alla collocazione della biblioteca nel centro storico della città e alle modalità di accesso per i volontari e i mezzi di emergenza;
b. affinamento delle tecniche di recupero e salvaguardia per le diverse tipologie dei beni culturali conservati, che spaziano dai libri alle riviste, dagli archivi alle fotografie, dai busti alle monete, dagli strumenti musicali ai quadri, dalle stampe ai manoscritti;
c. presentazione del "kit" d'emergenza, di cui dovrebbero dotarsi, in via preventiva, tutti gli istituti che conservano patrimonio culturale mobile di pari genere.

Per informazioni:
Civica Biblioteca e Archivi Storici 'A. Mai', Piazza Vecchia, 15 - 24129 Bergamo, Tel. 035/399430-1 Fax 035/240655, e-mail: direttore@bibliotecamai.org, www.bibliotecamai.org
Soprintendenza ai Beni Librari, e-mail: soprintendenzabl@regione.lombardia.it, www.cultura.regione.lombardia.it

Con il patrocinio di:
Fondazione MIA Congregazione Misericordia Maggiore di Bergamo

Con il sostegno di:
Associazione Amici della Mai
Associazione Archivio Bergamasco
Osservatorio Quarenghi

Partners tecnici:
Bresciani srl
Luciano Sassi restauratore

scarica brochure.

SPIEGAZIONE DELL'EVENTO
Lo scenario di evento prevede che, durante la regolare apertura della biblioteca, si azioni il rilevatore di fumo, a causa di un piccolo cortocircuito avvenuto in un magazzino posto al terzo piano dell'edificio, che provoca alcune fiammate (materiali parzialmente bruciati); la conseguente fuoriuscita di acqua dall'impianto antincendio bagna i materiali.
Dopo l'evacuazione di utenti e personale (prima la vita e dopo il patrimonio!) si attiverà la procedura di emergenza, con l'allertamento di soggetti interni ed esterni al Comune.
Quando i vigili del fuoco lo permetteranno, entrerà in azione il 118 per il recupero di un ferito all'interno del locale. Si procederà, poi, al recupero dei materiali da parte dei volontari della Protezione Civile, ai quali sarà affidato in particolare il trasferimento del materiale da salvare dalla scena del disastro al luogo di raccolta, imballaggio e primo trattamento: Piazza Vecchia che, blindatissima ai non addetti, farà da splendida cornice all'operazione. Si prevede l'allestimento di un'area triage davanti alla fontana del Contarini, dove bibliotecari, archivisti e restauratori interverranno tempestivamente sui beni, che verranno fotografati e selezionati e, a seconda dello stato in cui si trovano (asciutti, bagnati, da asciugare entro 48 ore), verranno inviati negli appositi gazebo, dove esperti del settore li tratteranno opportunamente.
Al termine delle operazioni, nella Sala Giuristi del Palazzo della Ragione, restauratori ed esperti del settore mostreranno come agire sui materiali bagnati; verrà anche presentato il kit d'emergenza 'minimo' di cui ogni istituto culturale dovrebbe dotarsi per intervenire tempestivamente in caso di emergenza.

Saranno oggetto di recupero materiali di risulta, preventivamente bagnati e bruciati, recuperati e sistemati per l'occasione in scaffalature predisposte in un locale vuoto. Data la peculiarità dell'istituto, che conserva una variata tipologia di materiali, il materiale utilizzato per la simulazione spazierà dai libri ai documenti d'archivio, dalle monete agli strumenti musicali, dai quadri ai CD.




IMPORTANTE
Si precisa che i beni culturali originali, appartenenti al prezioso patrimonio storico della Biblioteca Mai, non saranno oggetto di intervento dell'esercitazione di sabato 8 ottobre. Verranno impiegati allo scopo solo materiali di risulta recuperati e sistemati per l'occasione in scaffalature predisposte in depositi reali, ma vuoti, al fine di creare uno scenario di simulazione verosimile significativo.


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martedì, ottobre 04, 2011

Rare Trades - bookbinding - YouTube

Rare Trades - bookbinding - YouTube: "http://youtu.be/hTnwep3wGC0"

'via Blog this'

martedì, settembre 27, 2011

Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: Publications

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New Approaches to Book and Paper Conservation - Restoration

edited by Patricia Engel, Joseph Schirò, René Larsen, Elissaveta Moussakova and Istvan Kecskeméti

This book summarizes the needs for further research in the field of book and paper conservation and represents an understanding of this task under the current state of affairs and from the most comprehensive point of view possible. Librarians, archivists, heads of print and drawing collections, conservators and historians as well as art historians and natural scientists have all been consulted in an attempt to discover what exactly is needed to safeguard our written cultural heritage.

New Approaches to Book and Paper Conservation‑Restoration, edited by Patricia Engel, Joseph Schirò, René Larsen, Elissaveta Moussakova and Istvan Kecskeméti, Wien/Horn: Verlag Berger 2011, XXIV, 748 pp., ISBN 978-3-85028-518-6; 2. Auflage, second edition, 42,– Euro — available at Verlag Berger

Content


Ursula Schädler-Saub

Theoretical Fundamentals in the Conservation and Restoration of Books: How Helpful are the ­Theories of Alois Riegl and ­Cesare Brandi in Practice?

Maria da Conceição Lopes Casanova

What do We Need? Education, Ethics, New Values or a ­Different Perception for the Profession?

Weronika Liszewska

Aesthetics and Principles of Paper and Book ­Conservation-Restoration

Ingeborg Ullrich

Expiry Date: Unknown – The Experimental Use of Material in Artists’ Book and Installation Art

Erich Renhart and Manfred Mayer

Searching for Traces: Fragments of Former Manuscripts

Nicholas Pickwoad

Library or Museum? The Future of Rare Book Collections and its Consequences for Conservation and Access

Spiros Zervos and Dimitra Barmpa

Investigating the Causes of Paper Strength Loss after Aqueous Treatments

Salvador Muñoz Viñas

The Pleural System. An Innovative Approach to Flattening and Lining Large Paper Sheets

Petra Vávrová, Petr Kotlík, Michal Ďurovič and Vlasta Brezová

Damage to Paper Due to Visible Light Irradiation and Post-Radiation Effects after Two Years of Storage in Darkness

Penelope Banou, Dimitra Barmpa, Maria Giannikou, Giorgos Giannoulis, Ourania Kanakari, Dionisis Roussos and Aggeliki Stassinou

Archival Records of the New Independent Greek State (mid 19th Century). Where History, Paper Technology and Preservation Meet

Manfred Schreiner and Helmgard Holle

Using X-ray Radiography in the Documentation of ­Watermarks on Paper

Joseph Schirò

Copying Presses

Elżbieta Jabłońska

Wax Tablets in Polish Collections – Issues Concerning the State of Preservation and Restoration

René Larsen, Dorte Vestergaard Poulsen Sommer and ­Kathleen Mühlen Axelsson

Scientific Approach in Conservation and Restoration of Leather and Parchment Objects in Archives and Libraries

Myriam Krutzsch

Is there a Chance to Safe Egyptian Texts on Leather?

Igor Kozjak and Mirela Leskovac

The Influence of Hydrothermal and UV Treatment on Properties of Leather Used in Book Conservation

Jedert Vodopivec

Census and Analysis of Slovene Medieval Codices

Theresa Zammit Lupi

Volume 8 of the Grand Master L’Isle Adam Manuscript Collection: an Example of Degradation and Pre-treatment Testing

Zsuzsanna Tóth, Orsolya Koppán, Judit Papp and Marianne Érdi

Restoration of a Unique Hungarian Medieval Codex Based on Results of Recent International Research and on a New ­Restoration Technique

Karin Scheper

Refining the Classification of Islamic Manuscript Structures

Rodica-Mariana Ion, Sanda Maria Doncea and Mihaela-Lucia Ion

Nanomaterials for Chemical and Biological Restoration of Old Books

Rumyana Decheva

Preserving the Original Structure of the Medieval Codex ­During Conservation

Jolanta Czuczko and Małgorzata Pronobis-Gajdzis

Nineteenth Century Book – Underestimated Beauty

Ekaterina Yu. Andreeva and Svetlana A. Dobrusina

Safe Keeping Assessment of Ancient Slavonic Manuscripts

Irina A. Guzner and Andrej Yu. Borodikhin

Results of the National Programme – A Complex System of Conservation in Siberia

Mariana Lucia Nesfantu

The Romanian National Library Centre for Pathology and ­Restoration of Documents – Perspectives and Development Needs

Gayane Eliazyan

Written Heritage Conservation and Restoration in the ­Matenadaran

Abdur Rasheed

Recent Trends in Book and Paper Conservation

Maja Krtalić, Iva Gobić Vitolović and Damir Hasenay

Possibilities, Perspectives and Obstacles in Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration Research: Example of Croatia

Eduard Zaloshnja and Ivan Loli

For a New Policy in the Conservation of Documents

Istvan Kecskeméti

Managing Archival Collections for Digitisation: Experience from Two Projects of 1.55 and 2.07 Million €

Simone Pentzien, Andrea Conradi, Robert Koter and Jörg Krüger

Cleaning of Soiled Paper Model Samples Using Short and Ultrashort Laser Pulses

Florian Kleber, Markus Diem, Fabian Hollaus, ­Martin Lettner, Robert Sablatnig, Melanie Gau and Heinz Miklas

Technical Approaches to Manuscript Analysis and ­Reconstruction

John Havermans

Gamma Disinfection of Ligno Cellulose Historical Collections

Flavia Pinzari, Federica Troiano, Guadalupe Piñar, Katja Sterflinger and Matteo Montanari

The Contribution of Microbiological Research in the Field of Book, Paper and Parchment Conservation

Erna Pilch-Karrer

Needs for Paper Research: Now We All Need to Buy SurveNIRs

Dirk Andreas Lichtblau

SurveNIR – a Non-destructive Evaluation of Material ­Conditions in Conservation, Actual and Potential Use

Marina Bicchieri, Michela Monti, Giovanna Piantanida and Armida Sodo

Applied Research and Critical Approach: The Proper Way to Deal with “Real” Library Heritage

Halina Rosa, Alicja Strzelczyk, Elżbieta Jabłońska, Tomasz Kozielec and Joanna Karbowska Berent

Study of the Adaptation of Bio Cellulose ­Nano-Fibers for the Restoration of Historical Paper, Parchment and Textiles

Samantha Sheesley

Lascaux Acrylic Adhesives Applied to Paper Conservation

Izabela Zając and Władysław Sobucki

Use of WEICON “Sealant & Adhesive Remover” in the ­Conservation Process of “Lindley’s Plans”

Mehmet Konuklar

Using the Triple Mixture of Methylcellulose, Carboxymethylcellulose and Nano-Micro Calcium Hydroxide Particles for Paper Conservation

Yuriy I. Aristov, Ivan S. Glaznev and Larisa G. Gordeeva

ARTIC – A New Family of Humidity Buffers for Libraries and Archives

Alena Maková, Jarmila Mináriková and Zuzana Szabóová

Comparison of Fixing Agents for Inks Before ­Application of Aqueous Neutralization-Stabilization Treatments on ­Paper Support

Benjamin Bartl, Petr Kotlík, Michal Ďurovič and ­Bronislava Bacílková

Working more Effectively with Bacillus amyloliquefaciens α-amylase

Abbas Hosseini

The Story of Reproducing of Shâhnâmeh Baysonghouri

Reni Marcheva-Kanova

Preservation of the Library and Archive Collections – Care by Different Specialists

Appendix

List of Authors

mercoledì, settembre 21, 2011

Fellowships in Conservation, 2012 - 2013 Harvard Art Museums Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies

Fellowships in Conservation, 2012 - 2013
Harvard Art Museums
Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies

Harvard Art Museums, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical
Studies offers two to three fellowships at our new off-site facility
in Somerville, MA. The 10 month fellowships, with the possibility
of renewal for a second year, will be offered in either objects,
paintings, or paper conservation beginning September 1, 2012. The
Fellow will perform treatment and conduct research on works of art
in the Museums' collections. Please note that during this period
the Museums' will be planning and beginning implementation of the
move back to our new building in Cambridge. Collections movement
activities should be expected. There will be an emphasis on
treatment activities, and research activities will be limited to 10%
of the fellowship period.

The current pay rate is $1,200 bi-weekly and a modest
travel/research allowance is provided. Fellows are eligible for
Harvard University benefits, including contributory dental and
health insurance and access to University resources.

Eligibility: Applicants should be graduates of a recognized
conservation training program (master's degree) or have equivalent
experience; have a proven record of treatment and research; and
proficient English language skills (written and spoken).

Application Procedure: Applicants are responsible for submitting all
of the following materials in English:

Curriculum vitae

A statement, not to exceed one page single-spaced, summarizing
the applicant's interests and intent in the fellowship and their
chosen specialization

Transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate courses of
academic study with an explanation of the evaluation system if
it is not equivalent to that of the U.S.

Three letters of recommendation in separate sealed envelopes
sent directly from the recommender or included with your
application materials

All applicants must also submit their statement of interest and
curriculum vitae online. Job postings can be found at
. Please search
Administrative/Staff Jobs (External Candidates) by keyword
"conservation."

Deadline for receipt of application materials and supporting
documents is January 13, 2012.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please send
application materials and supporting documents to:

Kathleen Kennelly
Harvard Art Museums
Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA 02138-3383

martedì, settembre 20, 2011

PAPER FROM THE EAST The second Chinese Heritage Conference Friday 7th October 2011, 9.00am-5.15pm

PAPER FROM THE EAST
The second Chinese Heritage Conference
Friday 7th October 2011, 9.00am-5.15pm

At the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
中国文化遗产保护系列研讨会2:纸系东来,2011年10月7日大英国家海事博物馆


China Culture Connect, Artability Art & Collection Ltd in association with the National Maritime Museum

Tickets: Full £99 Student £75 inclusive of lunch and refreshment
****Early Bird Full £87 Student £70 until 20th September 2011

Delegates will also be given a talk on the new NMM exhibition ‘ Traders: the East India Company and Asia’ and have the opportunity to visit the new Traders Gallery and the Sammy Ofer Wing.
Register now:artability.art@googlemail.com Online tickets http://www.artability-art.com/tickets/

Programme at the Lecture Theatre of the National Maritime Museum
Time 7th October Subject Speaker
9.00am-9.30am Registration
9.30am- 9.45am Introduction Welcome and introduction
Dr Margarette Lincoln, Deputy Director of the National Maritime Museum
Velson Horie and Xuhua Zhan
9.45am – 10.15am Talk 1 Conservation and preparation of objects for the Traders Gallery, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Birthe Christensen
10.20am-10.50am Talk 2 Korean Paper, Hanji, Its History, Technique and Properties Minah Song
10.55am-11.05am Special talk Technical Developments in Glazing for Friable and Fragile Collections Julie Heath (Tru V ue)
11.10am- 11.30am Tea Break
11.30am-12.00pm Talk 3 The Papermaker’s Mould in Middle-Eastern Papermaking: An Aid for the Classification of Papers Helen Loveday
12.05pm-12.35pm Talk 4 Funori, a Consolidation Method for Chinese Wallpapers Susan Catcher
12.40pm-12.50pm Introduction of the new Traders Gallery Dr John McAleer
12.50pm-14.20pm Lunch Lunch at the Queen’s House Orangery and Parlours Delegates can visit the new Traders gallery
14.20pm-14.50pm Talk 5 Japanese Paper for Art and Conservation Megumi Mizumura
14.55pm-15.25pm Talk 6 Chinese paintings on Pith – A Paper Conservator’s Approach Ruth Prosser
15.30pm-15.50pm Tea Break
15.50pm-16.20pm Talk 7 Origins and Typology of Paper in Chinese and Tibetan Manuscripts from Dunhuang Dr Agnieszka Helman-Wa¿ny
16.25pm-16.55pm Talk 8 The Coming of Asian Papers to America Sidney Berger
17.00m- 17.30pm Film Screening Developments in Hand Papermaking Through the Centuries


Speakers
Sidney E Berger – Librarian, Peabody Essex Museum

Susan Catcher– Senior Paper Conservator, Victoria & Albert Museum

Birthe Christensen – Head of Conservation & Preservation, National Maritime Museum

Dr Agniezka Helman-Wa¿ny – Paper conservator and manuscriptologist, University of Hamburg and Cornell University

Helen Loveday– Independent paper conservator

Dr John McAleer – Curator of 18 Century Imperial & Maritime History, National Maritime Museum

Megumi Mizumura – Paper conservator, paper making specialist, British Museum

Ruth Prosser– Independent paper conservator, pith paper specialist

Minah Song – Paper conservator, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

Documentary Film: Developments in Hand Papermaking Through the Centuries, 29 minutes ( Director, Elaine Koretsky ), International Paper Museum


Coordinator and moderator
Velson Horie
velson.horie_at_manchester.ac.uk

lunedì, settembre 19, 2011

- Papyrus Conservation Seminar, 18-29 June 2012 -

Papyrus Conservation Seminar
Papyrus Collection, University of Michigan Library
Ann Arbor, Michigan
18-29 June 2012

The Papyrus Collection of the University of Michigan Library will host a two-week seminar in papyrus conservation, from Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 29, 2012, directed by Ms. Leyla Lau-Lamb. Participants will receive a hands-on introduction to papyrus conservation. They will learn about equipment and materials used in papyrus conservation and the theory and methodology behind current conservation techniques. They will then utilize these techniques to perform a range of treatment on actual papyri from the University of Michigan’s Papyrus Collection, including written documentation, digital photo-documentation, mechanical cleaning, damp treatments, reduction of folds, alignment of fibers, alignment of fragments, and methods of housing and storage.
The number of participants is limited to eight. Preference will be given to scholars and students who are directly involved with papyrus conservation, whether in the setting of a papyrus collection or archaeological excavations.
There is no course fee for the seminar, which is supported by the University of Michigan Papyrus Collection. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals. Participants will have the option of purchasing the conservation tools they will use during the seminar. A certificate of participation will be provided at the end of the seminar.
Ms. Leyla Lau-Lamb is a senior conservator in the University of Michigan Library and has been conservator for the Michigan Papyrus Collection since 1990. Author of the Advanced Papyrological System (APIS) Guidelines for Conservation of Papyrus, she has been invited by various collections worldwide, including the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and the Carlsberg Papyrus Collection of the University of Copenhagen, to assist in the conservation of papyrus.

To apply please send contact information, a statement summarizing relevant conservation or papyrology experience and responsibilities (maximum 600 words), and one letter of recommendation to:
Prof. Arthur Verhoogt
Acting Archivist, University of Michigan Papyrus Collection,
807 Hatcher Graduate Library South,
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1190
or email the application as a pdf-file to verhoogtATumichDOTedu.

Deadline for applications is 1 December 2011.

Corso di restauro librario, al via le selezioni / Utili / News - Il Capoluogo.it, Quotidiano on-line con news della citta di L'Aquila

Corso di restauro librario, al via le selezioni / Utili / News - Il Capoluogo.it, Quotidiano on-line con news della citta di L'Aquila: Corso di restauro librario, al via le selezioni
Corso di restauro librario, al via le selezioni

L'Aquila, 15 set 2011 - Con la pubblicazione del relativo avviso sul sito istituzionale della Deputazione abruzzese di Storia Patria (www.storiapatriabruzzo.it) è stata indetta la selezione di sei candidati che potranno partecipare ad un corso avanzato per operatori del restauro di beni archivistici e librari. Si corona in tal modo la fase organizzativa di una iniziativa finanziata dall’Accademia dei Lincei con un Premio Feltrinelli Straordinario destinato ad un intervento in favore dei territori colpiti dal sisma del 6 aprile 2009.

Il corso, sia per la fase teorico-pratica che per un successivo periodo di addestramento lavorativo, si svolgerà a partire dal prossimo ottobre nel nuovo Laboratorio di restauro librario allestito presso l’Archivio di Stato dell’Aquila e la Deputazione di Storia Patria e interesserà materiale bibliografico ed archivistico danneggiato a seguito del disastroso evento tellurico, che verrà inaugurato il prossimo 23 settembre.

L’avviso pubblico sarà visibile nei prossimi giorni anche sui siti delle altre istituzioni coinvolte nell’iniziativa (Ministero dei Beni Culturali, Direzione regionale per i Beni Culturali, Istituto centrale per il restauro e la conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario, Archivio di Stato, Provincia dell’Aquila ecc.).
AVVISO PUBBLICO

DEPUTAZIONE DI STORIA PATRIA NEGLI ABRUZZI(DASP) L’AQUILA

CORSO DI AGGIORNAMENTO PROFESSIONALE AVANZATO

PER OPERATORI DEL RESTAURO DI BENI ARCHIVISTICI E LIBRARI

SELEZIONE DI N. 6 PARTECIPANTI



Nell’ambito delle attività previste dal Progetto REPAQ (Restauro del Patrimonio Archivistico e Librario dell’Aquila), attivato in seguito all’assegnazione da parte dell’Accademia dei Lincei di un Premio Feltrinelli Straordinario per un intervento in favore dei territori colpiti dal sisma del 6 aprile 2009, è indetta la selezione di n. 6 partecipanti ad un corso di aggiornamento professionale avanzato per operatori del restauro (operatori dell’area collaboratori restauratori).

I candidati dovranno aver conseguito un titolo culturale specifico in materia di restauro di beni librari e/o archivistici (corso universitario, corso impartito dall’ex Istituto di Patologia del Libro, master universitario, corso accademico, corso professionale regionale, titoli professionali e lavorativi) e dovranno risultare residenti nel territorio della Provincia dell’Aquila da almeno due anni. Saranno accettate con riserva e valutate esclusivamente per i posti eventualmente non assegnati a residenti nella provincia dell’Aquila, domande di partecipazione di candidati residenti, sempre da almeno due anni, in altre province abruzzesi.

L’attività formativa consisterà:

- in una fase intensiva di lezioni teoriche e tecnico-pratiche della durata di quattro settimane, (6 ore giorno) nel Laboratorio di Restauro istituito presso l’Archivio di Stato dell’Aquila nell’ambito del Progetto REPAQ;

- in una successiva fase di pratica professionale presso lo stesso Laboratorio con la effettuazione del restauro di unità archivistiche dell’Archivio di Stato e di altri materiali librari ed archivistici afferenti agli istituti culturali ricadenti nei comuni interessati dal sisma del 6 aprile 2009.

Nel periodo di durata complessiva del progetto, previsto in 24 mesi, agli operatori selezionati e partecipanti sarà corrisposta una borsa di studio di euro 10.000,00 cadauno, in due tranches, nelle fasi iniziali del corso di perfezionamento e del secondo anno di progetto.

L’aggiornamento professionale di cui sopra sarà a cura del personale docente e degli assistenti tecnici dell’Istituto Centrale per il Restauro e la Conservazione del Patrimonio Archivistico e Librario (ICRCPAL), sotto la supervisione del Direttore scientifico del Progetto REPAQ

Gli interessati dovranno presentare con plico raccomandato AR inviato alla Segreteria della Deputazione di Storia Patria negli Abruzzi c/o Archivio di Stato, Via Galileo Galilei (Bazzano), 67100 L’Aquila, entro il 15 ottobre 2011 domanda di partecipazione all’attività formativa, corredata di curriculum e documentazione ufficiale atta a dimostrare i requisiti richiesti in relazione alla residenza e al titolo culturale specifico; e potranno allegarvi eventuali ulteriori titoli culturali, professionali e lavorativi pertinenti ai beni culturali e in particolare ai beni librari e/o archivistici.

Una apposita Commissione di esperti dell’ICRCPAL, della DASP e della Direzione Regionale per i Beni Culturali del MIBAC procederà alla valutazione dei curricula e della documentazione al fine di procedere alla formulazione della graduatoria di ammissione.

La Commissione si riserva di sottoporre i candidati ad un colloquio motivazionale volto alla verifica delle precedenti esperienze formative e lavorative.

Il periodo formativo avrà inizio entro il mese di novembre 2011

L’Aquila, 15 settembre 2011

Il DIRETTORE SCIENTIFICO del Progetto REPAQ IL PRESIDENTE DELLA DASP

dott.ssa Armida Batori dott. Walter Capezzali

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domenica, settembre 18, 2011

Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: Identification of Asian Paper

Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: Identification of Asian Paper:

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Identification of Asian Paper – you only see what you know

7th – 11th November 2011, Horn
Lecturer: Dipl. Ing. Gangolf Ulbricht



This course is designed for librarians, archivists, antiquars, bookbinders, conservators, anyone else, who is interested in the topic.
The course is comprised of a theoretical and a practical training.
The knowledge about various Asian papers is gained via understanding of the raw material, the procedure of paper making in Asia and due to own fibre-preparation and paper-making in Asian style. The resulting self made samples form a valuable collection for comparing with paper to be identified. With simple methods, available to everyone for example Chinese, Japanese and Thai papers can be distinguished.
Films and a collection of samples support the oral lectures.

The course is restricted to 8 participants. Course languages: English and German (Kurs auf Deutsch und Englisch)
CV
1980-1983 Paper Makers school
1983-1988 Technical University Dresden, Pulp- and Paper Techniques
1989 Researcher (ZP Heidenau/Dresden)
Since 1992 own workshop for Paper in Berlin
1992 Moulin du Verger, France – studies
1998 12 months studies in Japan
Ulbricht is lecturer in various universities in Germany, Austria, Italy.

The course fee is 700.00 Euros plus 10% VAT, 600.00 Euros plus 10% VAT for friends of the ERC. Accomodation in the Renaissance building of the school for four nights is included in the price. The single-occupancy rooms include a double-bed, bathroom and toilet. The building houses a kitchen where participants can cook their own meals. A supermarket is across the street.

Numerous reknowned libraries and further sights of interest are located in Horn and its surroundings. Upon enrollment, additional information will be provided. Number of participants is limited to 8.

giovedì, settembre 15, 2011

Preventive Conservation Voluntary Work Opportunity

Preventive Conservation Voluntary Work Opportunity: Preventive Conservation Voluntary Work Opportunity

The Collection Care department at the British Library is pleased to announce that they will be offering a Preventive Conservation Voluntary Placement for three months starting in March 2012.

This opportunity has been created to further the aim of the British Library in the field of Preventive Conservation via the dissemination of key skills and techniques in this area. The successful individual will be given a unique learning opportunity in a working national library with a view to applying the skills and knowledge obtained in their own field of work. The volunteer will have the chance to learn and understand one of the core purposes of the British Library by working alongside Library employees and to gain knowledge, identify and manage risks to collections; identify best practice for handling material, disaster preparedness, integrated pest management, and creating and storing surrogate copies.

The volunteer will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses with a stipend of £5,000. Reasonable expenses will include reimbursement for flights, obtaining a visa, accommodation, and subsistence whilst in London.

Before registering your interest, please read the criteria form. Only those who meet all the criteria will be considered.

Once you have read the criteria and wish to apply, please send the following by the closing date so that we can consider your application:



1.) A current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2.) A written statement (maximum of 1000 words) to include the following:

- Your specific interest in a the voluntary work opportunity in Preventive Conservation at the British Library

- What you feel you would gain from the opportunity

- How you feel this opportunity will benefit you and your employer in the future and the British Library

- How you feel your skills knowledge and experience meets the criteria for the opportunity, giving examples to support your answers

3.) Contact details of one professional reference from your current employer

4.) A letter of support from your current employer, agreeing to release you from your employment to carry out the placement should you be successful



You can either send the above information by email to laura.carpenter@bl.uk or by post at the following address:
Laura Carpenter
S&C Training Coordinator
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
United Kingdom.



The closing date for applications is Friday 21 October 2011.

Note to overseas applicants: Please be aware that you will be required to obtain a Charity Workers Tier 5 Visa in order to gain entry to the UK. It will be the responsibility of the successful applicant to obtain this visa. Any costs incurred will be covered as part of the stipend. For further information please visit the following websites:

Home Office Website Charity Workers and Visa application forms



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giovedì, settembre 08, 2011

AGI News On - ITALIA METTE IN SALVO LIBRI ANTICHI IRACHENI

AGI News On - ITALIA METTE IN SALVO LIBRI ANTICHI IRACHENI: Home

ITALIA METTE IN SALVO LIBRI ANTICHI IRACHENI


16:21 06 SET 2011

(AGI) - Baghdad, 6 set. - L'Italia intensifica il suo impegno per la protezione del patrimonio culturale dell'Iraq, dove la Cooperazione italiana sta mettendo a punto gli ultimi dettagli per un programma di corsi avanzati sulla conservazione di libri, manoscritti, archivi e tavolette fittili cuneiformi.
L'iniziativa, partita nel 2012 a Erbil, nel Kurdistan iracheno, verra' guidata dall'Istituto per la conservazione e il restauro e rientra nel progetto "Assistenza tecnica per la riabilitazione e la gestione del patrimonio culturale iracheno", avviato la scorsa primavera con una copertura finanziaria di 2 milioni di euro. Il programma punta a fornire ai funzionari del board per le antichita' e il patrimonio iracheno una formazione specialistica su alcuni temi di conservazione e di restauro di materiali e monumenti archeologici. Alla fine di agosto, la task force italiana impegnata nel piano ha concluso un corso sul restauro degli avori antichi e l'ufficio consolare dell'ambasciata d'Italia a Baghdad ha premiato gli studenti migliori. Le autorita' governative locali - riferiscono fonti diplomatiche - hanno espresso soddisfazione per il progetto e confidano in ulteriori azioni nel settore scientifico e culturale. (AGI) .

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giovedì, settembre 01, 2011

http://www.ifla.org/files/pac/conferences/PPT_Vallas.pdf

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Edenworkshops newsletter

Edenworkshops newsletter: "I have been feverish with activity these past few weeks. Last month I explained that I wanted to write about Longstitch binding, in fact the subject has proven very absorbing. Little has been written on the subject and I have had to conduct my own research which has been time consuming.



Named for the long stitches visible on the spine, the Longstitch binding, which involves sewing directly through the covering material, is an ancient bookbinding method that has become popular in Europe and America since the 1980’s, though it must be said that this style of binding has never died out completely."

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ALA | Book Repair Basics for Libraries

ALA | Book Repair Basics for Libraries: Book Repair Basics for Libraries

Participants will become familiar with several types of basic repairs for bound circulating collections materials in school, public, and academic libraries. Tip-ins and basic page repairs, hinge tightening, and a variety of spine repairs will be covered. Techniques will be illustrated and demonstrated with text, images, and video. Links to other resources will be provided.

Repairs and conservation treatments on rare and special collections materials will NOT be discussed.
Who Should Attend?
Individuals with little (some preferred) book repair experience will benefit. More experienced attendees will receive helpful hints.
Course Level & Prerequisites
None
Presenters

Peter D. Verheyen is Head of Preservation and Conservation at Syracuse University. After beginning as work-study in preservation under John Dean at Johns Hopkins where he repaired and rehoused circulating collections, 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 shrink-wrapping of volumes. He presented Archival 101 as an ALCTS webinar during Preservation Week 2010.

Marianne Hanley is Assistant Conservator in the Department of Preservation and Conservation at Syracuse University Library. Her responsibilities include managing the repair and rehousing of our circulating collections, including the training of work-study students. In addition she is training in bookbinding and aspects of book conservation with conservators David Stokoe and Peter Verheyen. She also presents regularly on disaster preparedness as part of departmental staff training and outreach activities. Because Marianne has worked in both the public and private sectors of libraries, she is collaborating in the development of a basic book repair program that will benefit many different institutions and varying types of skill levels.
Date & Time

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

sessions are intended to last 90 minutes, starting:
11am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1pm Central | 2pm Eastern
Credits & CEUs
None
Fee
Free. Registration opens at 12:30pm (CDT) the day of the webinar, and is open to the first 500 registrants.
Technical Requirements
Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

Due to the large audience expected with this session, participants will remain muted, so microphones are not necessary. Attendees must login to the session from a computer with speakers or headphones. Chat will be available for participants to type in questions or comments.

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect Pro meeting before, you may want to watch Participating in Your First Connect Pro Meeting or read the Visual Quick Start Guide (PDF) before the presentation.
How to Register

Registration will be free for this webinar. Registration opens at 12:30pm (CDT) the day of the webinar, and is open to the first 500 registrants.

Access the webinar by visiting: http://connectpro72403849.adobeconnect.com/alcts. Select “Enter as a guest” and please enter your full name in the space provided, then click on “Enter Room.” Participation is limited to the first 500 guests that login. The session will be recorded and a link to the recording will be posted on the ALCTS Web site (www.ala.org/alcts/events) shortly following the live presentation.

Due to the large audience expected with this session, participants will remain muted, so microphones are not necessary. Attendees must login to the session from a computer with speakers or headphones. Chat will be available for participants to type in questions or comments.

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect Pro meeting before, you may want to watch Participating in Your First Connect Pro Meeting or read the Visual Quick Start Guide (PDF) before the presentation.
Contact

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.
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mercoledì, agosto 31, 2011

1339-TRL-W-DEMO: Conservazione di raccolte librarie e archivistiche: primi interventi e interventi di emergenza

Titolo Conservazione di raccolte librarie e archivistiche: primi interventi e interventi di emergenza (Versione demo)
Data pubblicazione 15 febbraio 2008
Descrizione I materiali costitutivi di libri e documenti ed i trattamenti da effettuare su di essi nel caso si verifichi un'emergenza.
Codice 1339-TRL-W
Autori Gisella Guasti, Alessandro Sidoti
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British Library Conservation Funded Internships - 2011/12

British Library Conservation Funded Internships - 2011/12

The British Library is pleased to offer two funded internships,
concentrating on book and paper conservation. The internships are
funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Headley Trust and
will run between November 2011 and October 2012.

The internships are available to conservators who have limited work
experience in conservation and who wish to develop their practical,
hands-on conservation skills in one of the greatest research
libraries in the world. The successful candidates will have a book
or paper conservation qualification(s) (an MA in conservation would
be desirable) and will be selected on the basis of conservation
knowledge in relation to the projects available. Candidates will
also need to give examples of how they meet the essential criteria
for the internship.

Each internship has a bursary of UKP17k. The bursary will be paid on
a monthly basis and is subject to tax. The internships are open to
those who have the right to live and work in the UK.

The closing date for applications is Friday 30 September 2011 and
interviews will be held week commencing 10 October 2011.

For further information and how to apply please see

   http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/stratpolprog/ccare/introduction/training/2011fundedinternships.html>

Paper conservator Book conservator The University of Aberdeen

Paper conservator
Book conservator
The University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is about to complete the construction of
a new University Library, Special Collections Centre and
Conservation Centre. The Glucksman Conservation Centre will be a
state-of-the-art facility for the conservation of the University's
extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts and archives.
Following the recent appointment of a Senior Conservator, we are now
looking to recruit a Paper Conservator and a Book Conservator to
join the team.

Paper conservator
(Grade 5, UKP25,101 - UKP28,251)
Ref 1202461

   The postholder will be responsible for the conservation of the
   University's paper-based and flat items but will also play a
   wider preservation role; undertaking conservation surveys;
   monitoring environmental conditions; preparing material from the
   collections for exhibition display; and contributing to the
   outreach and learning programme to be delivered in the new
   University Library. Successful candidates will have a good first
   degree in a relevant subject and a post-graduate qualification
   in paper conservation. They will have practical experience in
   the conservation and preservation of paper-based material in a
   laboratory/studio environment. They will be passionate about the
   profession and have or be committed to attaining ICON (Institute
   of Conservation) accreditation.

   Further particulars can be found at

       http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs/index.php>

   Closing date: 19 September 2011
   Interviews: 9 + 10 October 2011

Book conservator
(Grade 5, UKP25,101 - UKP28,251)
Ref 1202450

   The postholder will be responsible for the conservation of the
   University's book and codex-form items but will also play a
   wider preservation role; undertaking conservation surveys;
   monitoring environmental conditions; preparing material from the
   collections for exhibition display; and contributing to the
   outreach and learning programme to be delivered in the new
   University Library. Successful candidates will have a good first
   degree in a relevant subject and a post-graduate qualification
   in rare books conservation. They will have practical experience
   in the conservation and preservation of rare books in a
   laboratory/studio environment. They will be passionate about the
   profession and have or be committed to attaining ICON (Institute
   of Conservation) accreditation.

   Further particulars can be found at

       http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs/index.php>

   Closing date: 19 September 2011
   Interviews: 9-10 October 2011