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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

mercoledì, dicembre 23, 2015

Kenneth Spencer Research Library Blog » We’re gonna need a bigger box

 "We’re gonna need a bigger box

Enclosures play a very important role in the preservation of library collections by protecting fragile items from dust and fluctuations in environmental conditions, and by enabling safe and easy handling of heavy, oversized, or awkward objects. Whenever possible, standard-sized prefabricated archival enclosures are used; shelving like containers with like makes efficient use of shelf space and contributes to ease of access and retrieval. However, in all libraries and archives, especially a large academic library with very diverse collections, there are always exceptional items that do not fit into standard enclosures, and that is where we in Conservation Services are called upon to create custom-made housings."

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venerdì, dicembre 11, 2015

“To conserve or not to conserve, that is the question” | medievalbooks

From time to time this blog shows damaged manuscripts. One may be inclined to think that books are better off in pristine condition. However, Karin Scheper, conservator at the University Library Leiden, explains why it is sometimes better to leave a book be. Here is an intriguing guest post about useful disrepair and the upsides of damage. Enjoy! Erik Kwakkel"

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mercoledì, dicembre 09, 2015

A tale of twisting threads | Chester Beatty Conservation

Mentre noi siamo ancora a decidere se conservare o no i fili staccati ecco cosa succede alla Chester Beatty :

A tale of twisting threads | Chester Beatty Conservation: "

A tale of twisting threads

With this post, we’d like to take the opportunity to welcome our new intern, Cécilia Duminuco. As we mentioned back in May, our internship programme is celebrating its 10thyear, and we’re very happy that Cécilia has joined our team in this anniversary year. We hope you enjoy hearing about Cécilia’s work prior to joining the CBL Conservation team.
Before starting my internship at the Chester Beatty Library this November, I completed an MA research project at West Dean College, University of Sussex, in the U.K.
My research developed in collaboration with the Heritage section of the Maurits Sabbe Bibliotheek at the Catholic University of Leuven (Theology Faculty) in Belgium. I studied the sewing threads and sewing structures of twenty-four manuscripts and printed books from Western Europe, ranging from the 12th to the early 19th century, by means of two methods: visual assessments and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) with a Microdome, a digitisation tool created by the Catholic University of Leuven.


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martedì, dicembre 01, 2015

Book Conservator | ICCROM

"Book Conservator
New York Society Library, United States

Job location: New York

More info: URL

The New York Society Library seeks qualified candidates for the permanent full or part-time position of Book Conservator. The Book Conservator will participate in all activities carried out by the lab including but not limited to item-level conservation treatment of materials held in both the Rare Book and circulating collections of the library; collection-level preservation projects and library exhibition setup responsibilities including but not limited to book cradle construction, signage and installation.

The Book Conservator can expect to work closely with colleagues in the library, including curatorial, reference, cataloging and public services staff, while carrying out lab activities. Although bench work will be a primary focus of this position, the Book Conservator should be prepared to spend some time also promoting the lab by way of conducting tours and arranging workshops for library members that are geared towards both adults and children."

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martedì, novembre 24, 2015

A Guide to Swell | jeff peachey

A Guide to Swell

by Jeff Peachey
In bookbinding, the term "swell" describes the thicker area of a book block at the spine due to the addition of sewing thread. It depends on factors detailed below, but a binder or conservator generally does not have control over all these variables. Knowing how to estimate the amount of swell that will develop is […]

martedì, novembre 10, 2015

Carta Antica

lunedì, novembre 02, 2015

Temporary Graduate Teaching Assistants for bank cover (cover when required) West Dean College

Work for us:

Temporary Graduate Teaching Assistants for bank cover
(cover when required)
West Dean College
West Dean, West Sussex, UK

UKP26,000 p.a. pro rata

West Dean College is a charitable trust offering internationally
renowned education in the conservation of cultural heritage, located
in West Sussex, UK, about 60 miles southwest of London.  We are
seeking to establish a pool of dynamic and enthusiastic conservation
professionals who, under the direction of the programme leader
and/or Head of Conservation, are able to provide occasional
supervision and tuition of students and contribute to the general
supervision and care of the studios, workshops and equipment in
compliance with Health and Safety legislation.  Cover may be
scheduled in advance (e.g. backfill for staff training) or at short
notice (e.g. for unplanned staff absence).  Expressions of interest
are sought in relation to the five conservation disciplines offered
at the college:

    Books and archival materials


    Furniture and decorative surfaces



Conservators with 3 or more year's post-qualification experience in
the above disciplines are invited to view the full job description
and person specification at


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martedì, ottobre 20, 2015


Cari Soci, Amici e Colleghi,

Venerdì 20 Novembre 2015 ore 16.00 avrà luogo, presso la sede dell'Associazione Bastioni, un incontro tecnico sulle nanoscienze con i professori PIERO BAGLIONI e RODORICO GIORGI e con il restauratore di opere d'arte su carta, nonché nostro socio onorario, ANTONIO MIRABILE

Seguirà un aperitivo.

Inoltrate ad amici e colleghi interessati.

L’ingresso prevede una donazione di € 5.00 per tutti i soci Bastioni in regola con la quota annuale 2015.
Ai non soci sarà richiesta una donazione di € 10.00.
È necessaria la prenotazione.
Inviare una e-mail con all’indirizzo: includendo il vostro nome e cognome.
In allegato la locandina dell'evento.

Associazione Bastioni
Via di San Niccolò 93r - 50125 Firenze
Tel : 055 2023866 Fax : 055 2480696"

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martedì, settembre 29, 2015

Assistant Paper Conservator : Jobs, volunteering

 "Assistant Paper Conservator
Reporting to: Senior Paper Conservator (Prints and Drawings).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an assistant paper conservator to join Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG). We have recently embarked on an ambitious four-year project that will significantly increase our gallery space; see the development of a purpose built conservation facility at our Kidbrooke site; and a refresh of the Royal Observatory Greenwich. There has never been a more exciting time to join RMG.

The National Maritime Museum is seeking a trained and enthusiastic Paper Conservator to join a team of three other Paper Conservators. The Paper, Painting and Frame Conservation Section is part of the Conservation

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The Fix: Flawless Fills with Paper Pulp - Smithsonian Libraries Unbound Smithsonian Libraries Unbound



On September 9-11th, Smithsonian Libraries hosted the workshop: “Using Pigment-toned Paper Pulp to Create Flawless Fills for Works of Art on Paper and Archival Material,” instructed by Margo McFarland-Rothschild, who has taught these techniques previously at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies and has her own conservation and consulting practice in the Chicago area. At Smithsonian Libraries’ Book Conservation Lab participants prepared and pigmented paper pulp to use in concert with wet suction casting techniques to directly fill losses in paper based artifacts.
Works on paper such as posters, drawings, or pages of a book can all be damaged in way that results in lost original material. For example, this damage can occur as holes contained within the page or as tears along its edges in which the corresponding pieces are lost from the main artifact. This type of damage is referred to as a “loss.”

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giovedì, settembre 24, 2015

Precious pigments and high-tech solutions: unlocking Chester Beatty texts

Precious pigments and high-tech solutions: unlocking Chester Beatty texts

Precious pigments and high-tech solutions: unlocking Chester Beatty texts

Library conservators combine science and creativity in protecting and restoring the collection of 20,000 objects

Kristine Rose Beers, working on a mid-16th century Qur’an produced by the master artist Ruzbihan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
Kristine Rose Beers, working on a mid-16th century Qur’an produced by the master artist Ruzbihan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
There are few places where sticky goop made from fish meets mass spectrometry, other than in the conservation unit of a museum. The old and the new sit easily together, however, when in the hands of experts.
The conservation unit of the Chester Beatty Library is just such a place. It has some of the oldest documents in Europe and one of the world’s finest collections of Qur’ans. There are rare and precious objects, such as imperial robes from ancient China and surgical tools dating back a millennium.

venerdì, settembre 18, 2015

Apply for jobs at the V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

Apply for jobs at the V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum:

Paper Conservator

£ 25763 - 30965 - Per Annum Full-time - (36 hours per week)

The V&A is the world's leading museum of art and design. We enrich people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.
The Conservation Department fulfils a major role in helping the Museum deliver its wider objectives. It has a worldwide reputation for the excellence of its practical work, for innovative ideas and for pioneering the scientific and ethical approach to conservation, also for sharing this expertise.
We now have a permanent post available in the Conservation Department for a Paper Conservator. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy studio dealing with a wide range of paper-based objects.
You should have a recognised qualification in Paper Conservation and at least 2 years working experience.
You will be expected to bring a portfolio with 2 – 3 examples of your work to the interview.

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Sunday 4th October
Interviews to be held: Thursday 22nd October
Successful candidate to be able to start work in November 2015

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Sotto le coperte: storia e conservazione delle legature

l’Associazione Italiana dei Conservatori e Restauratori degli Archivi e delle Biblioteche, AICRAB e l’Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, AIB Veneto, in collaborazione con la Biblioteca Universitaria di Padova, organizzano il seminario
Sotto le coperte: storia e conservazione delle legature
che si terrà presso la Biblioteca Universitaria di Padova nei giorni 15 e 16 ottobre prossimo.
Rivolto principalmente (non esclusivamente) a bibliotecari e archivisti impegnati nella tutela delle collezioni storiche, il workshop si propone di approfondire storia ed evoluzione delle antiche legature attraverso l’analisi delle diverse strutture librarie e della decorazione delle coperte e di discutere le opzioni metodologiche per la loro conservazione.
Docenti: Carlo Federici (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia), Melania Zanetti (Università Cattolica, Milano), Federico Macchi (esperto di storia della legatura).
Il costo di partecipazione è di euro 65, ridotto a 35 per i soci AIB e AICRAB.
 Il programma completo e le modalità di partecipazione sono consultabili all’indirizzo <>,
ATTENZIONE! Le iscrizioni si riceveranno da lunedì 28 settembre a venerdì 2 ottobre 2015 mediante la compilazione del form che, in quelle date, sarà reso disponibile al medesimo indirizzo.

Conservation Technician

Conservation Technician: "Conservation Technician

10 days left to apply
Post number: POST10847-09/15
Salary: SCP 9 £14,075 per annum
Job Term: Permanent
Appointment Type: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Department/School Type: Culture & Information
Section/School: Libraries Arts & Heritage
Place of Work: Treasure House, Beverley

The Conservation Technician will assist in conservation work on a range of archival material, book collections and appropriate museum’s collections under supervision of the Conservator.

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Conservator: "Conservator

14 days left to apply
Post number: PN015370-09/15
Salary: SCP 28 £24,472 per annum
Job Term: Temporary
Appointment Type: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week, To be arranged
Department/School Type: Culture & Information
Section/School: Libraries Arts & Heritage
Place of Work: Treasure House, Beverley

Due to maternity leave an opportunity has arisen with the East Riding Archives Service. Hours 37 per week including weekend and evening work as required.

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Firenze 26 settembre ore 10.30
Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea
È un evento di iniziazione fotografica quello che si svolgerà nel weekend del 26-27 settembre a Le Murate. Progetti Arte ContemporaneaUn weekend interamente dedicato alla fotografia che ci porterà ad approfondire tecniche fotografiche storiche tra origini e rilettura contemporanea e conservazione del materiale fotografico analogico. Si comincerà sabato 26 settembre alle ore 10.30 con una tavola rotonda Occhio-mente-cuore: organi analogici nell'era digitale, per affrontare con fotografi, stampatori, storici e collezionisti il tema della persistenza della fotografia analogica nell’era digitale.
Grazie a fotografi di fama internazionale, nel pomeriggio si entrerà nel vivo della giornata: si potranno osservare dimostrazioni pratiche di antiche tecniche fotografiche come l’ambrotipia, le stampe all’albumina e stampe al platino palladio. Durante tutta la giornata sarà possibile visitare la Wunderkammer con la mostra di fotografie, oggetti fotografici e fotocamere e inoltre saranno allestiti una camera oscura e un percorso didattico sensoriale. Durante il pomeriggio in piazza delle Murate sarà possibile vedere la realizzazione del cianotipo più grande d’Italia a cui tutti sono invitati a collaborare. Domenica 27 sarà invece dedicata alla percezione fotografica dei colori grazie all’organizzazione di una passeggiata per Firenze, a performance realizzate con pellicole Polaroid o Impossible e alle realizzazioni di stereoscopie. 

Inizio 26 settembre ore 10.30 Piazza delle Murate, Firenze
Ingresso libero

E inoltre: presentazioni e mostre presso la Libreria Nardini e Le Murate Caffé Letterario; Concorso FILMFerrania Old Stock, scatta in C41 per Phototrace; Visite ad archivi fotografici il 25 e il 28 settembre. Per informazioni e prenotazioni:

lunedì, settembre 07, 2015

Job Posting: Staff Conservator, US Department of the Navy, Museum Management (Richmond, VA) | Conservators Converse

Job Title:Staff Conservator (Museum Management)
Department:Department of the Navy
Agency:Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Job Announcement Number:NE51015-11-1494524NM184841D

$49,382.00 to $77,672.00 / Per Year

Saturday, August 29, 2015 to Friday, September 4, 2015


Full Time – Permanent


2 vacancies in the following location:
Richmond, VA View Map

United States Citizens



The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!
The mission of the Naval History and Heritage Command is to collect, preserve, protect, and make available the artifacts, documents, and art that best embody our naval history and heritage for present and future generations; advance the knowledge of naval history and heritage through professional research, analysis, interpretation, products and services; make naval history and heritage “come alive” for our Sailors and Marines to enhance readiness and esprit de corps.  This position is located in the Conservation Branch of the Collections Management Division and is responsible for the preservation and conservation of artifacts, textiles, artwork and paper collections and assists other branches and commands in the conservation of large artifacts.

venerdì, settembre 04, 2015

Collation Modeling and Visualization: Video Tutorials |

Se riuscissimo a fare la documentazione così sarebbe un sogno ! Considerate che è un tutorial quindi è fattibile (per uno bravo)

Collation Modeling and Visualization: Video Tutorials

Over the past year or so, a group of us at SIMS and elsewhere have been developing a system for visualizing the physical collation of medieval manuscripts. At the moment, this consists of two things:
  1. Figures that illustrate the make-up of quires: number of leaves, whether leaves are missing or added, etc.
  2. Using digital images of manuscript pages to give an idea of how a quire would look, were it disbound: showing how folios that are disjunct in a bound manuscript relate to one another when the manuscript is unbound.
Here is a screenshot of what this looks like:
BL Cotton Claudius b iv, aka the Old English Illustrated Hexateuch. Showing Quire 3 (4, +2).
BL Cotton Claudius b iv, aka the Old English Illustrated Hexateuch. Showing Quire 3 (4, +2).

Collation Modeling and Visualization: Video Tutorials