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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

giovedì, febbraio 25, 2016

Borsa di studio per restauratore carta

Borsa di studio per restauratore carta:

Borsa di studio per restauratore carta

Ultima modifica il 22 Febbraio 2016
Grazie al sostegno della Fondazione Cecilia Gilardi onlus, è online l'avviso per il conferimento di una borsa di studio a un giovane diplomato in pfp5 per sei mesi di perfezionamento presso il CCR. Il borsista sarà inserito nel laboratorio per il restauro della carta e della fotografia, che sarà attivato a Venaria nei prossimi mesi. La realizzazione di questo nuovo laboratorio sarà indispensabile per l’avvio da parte dell’Università di Torino dello specifico indirizzo di specializzazione all'interno del Corso di Laurea in Conservazione e Restauro (PFP 5 - Materiale librario e archivistico. Manufatti cartacei e pergamenacei. Materiale fotografico, cinematografico e digitale). Il sostegno della Fondazione Cecilia Gilardi, oltre che nell’erogazione di questa borsa di studio del valore di 6.000 euro, consiste anche in un prezioso contributo alle spese di allestimento del laboratorio.

I destinatari della borsa sono giovani entro i trent’anni in p
ossesso della qualifica di Restauratore di Beni Culturali e specializzazione nel PFP 5, mediante diploma di Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico in Conservazione e Restauro dei Beni Culturali o diploma equivalente conseguito non prima del 2014.

Il bando scade il 30 aprile 2016, il testo integrale è disponibile qui:

venerdì, febbraio 12, 2016

The creation of a custom-made cradle to minimise risk during the digitisation process (F. Marzo) | The Book & Paper Gathering

L'articolo di Flavio Marzo sul leggio per la digitalizzazione, da notare che le riprese si fanno prima in un senso del volume e poi nell'altro !


In 2009, as part of the long-term digitisation strategy, the British Library digitised 250 early Greek manuscripts. This was the first phase of an ongoing externally-funded project to digitise the entire Greek manuscript collection. This was aimed at facilitating wider access to readers nationally and internationally and to help reduce the amount of physical and chemically-induced harm to their future preservation. The manuscripts chosen for digitisation ranged in condition from fair to good. All those in poor condition were excluded from digitisation and sent to be treated or put aside for later conservation.

The following short article describes the creation of a book cradle designed for the handling of manuscript during the digitisation process and provides instructions for its assembly."

read more: The creation of a custom-made cradle to minimise risk during the digitisation process (F. Marzo) | The Book & Paper Gathering

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Conservation of a caoutchouc botany book | The Book

Grazie ad Alberto Campagnolo per aver condiviso un sistema per trattare i volumi di sole carte singole e di legature incollate, ancora non ho capito come riesca a montare molto meno, dovrò provarlo!

 "Conservation of a caoutchouc botany book

Elizabeth Twining (1805–1889) was a botanist and a botanic artist whose book Illustrations of the Natural Orders of Plants with Groups and Descriptions was printed in London in 1849 in folio. It is thought to rank among the finest lithographic flower books of the mid-nineteenth century.

Senate House Library, the central library of the University of London, holds the quarto edition of 1868. The two-volume set contains 160 colour plates on thick paper bound using caoutchouc, a latex adhesive sometimes known as gutta perche. This adhesive-only binding was pasted into a quarter goat case."

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lunedì, febbraio 01, 2016

Book Conservator EMPLOYMENT New York Society Library, United States

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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Paper Conservator EMPLOYMENT Harry Ransom Center University of Texas at Austin, United States

Paper Conservator


Harry Ransom Center University of Texas at Austin, United States
Job location: Austin, Texas
More info: URL
Purpose: To manage, oversee, and supervise the paper conservation programs and the Paper Conservation Lab of the Harry Ransom Center. To provide complex conservation treatments to collection materials on paper.
Essential Functions: Perform paper conservation treatments of all levels of complexity. Supervise, train, and manage staff, interns, and volunteers in the Paper Conservation Lab in appropriate procedures and practices for the care of the Ransom Center collections. Oversee personnel safety training with regard toequipment, chemicals, and other materials used in paper conservation. Liaise and collaborate with curators, collection managers, administrative personnel, and other Ransom Center staff with regard to the care and treatment of collections on paper. Participate as part of the Preservation and conservation Division’s senior team to strategically plan for the ongoing care of the Ransom Center’s collections. Take a leadership and educational role in all activities and programs of the division, and similarly support other areas of the overall institutional preservation endeavor. Pursue independent studies and professional opportunities as appropriate. Assist the associate director with project planning and grant writing.
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in art, art history, or library and information science plus a certificate of advanced study in conservation, or Master of Science degree in Art Conservation. A minimum of four years of post-graduate experience applying
conservation and preservation practices in libraries, special collections, archives, or museums. Experience should be primarily in paper conservation and include the treatment of works of art on paper, documents and manuscripts, and other paper-based works. Up
to one year of experience in the conservation treatment of bound volumes or photographs will be considered as part of the four years of required experience.
Preferred Qualifications:; More than four years of experience in conservation treatment of documents, manuscripts, and works of art on paper. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Extensive knowledge of materials and technologies encountered in the
creation and conservation of the full range of works on paper. Superior knowledge of the nature of paper and inks, colorants, adhesives, and material technologies as applied to the creation of artistic, literary, and documentary works. Knowledge of basic
research methods, exhibition standards, building environment systems, disaster planning and response, conservation trends, and collection surveys. Experience will include responsibility for collection management programs, laboratory management, and personnel
training and supervision. Experience working with curators and conservators in a team environment.
Posting number 151125010607. Applicants must upload a resume, submit a letter of interest and contact information for three references.
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

Paper or photo conservator, technician EMPLOYMENT/ BNF, France

Paper or photo conservator, technician


BNF, France
Job location: Paris
More info: URL
Full time, 6 months
Starting 1 January 2016
The national Library in France is looking for a photo conservator and a paper conservator to work with the team for 6 months. French speaking.

Book Conservator EMPLOYMENT Bodleian Libraries, United Kingdom

Book Conservator


Bodleian Libraries, United Kingdom
Job location: Oxford
More info: URL
Temporary (9 months full time)
Full details and instructions for applicants can be found in the website

Archives Conservation Specialist 1 SG-14 (PEF)

Archives Conservation Specialist 1 SG-14 (PEF)


New York State Archives, United States
Job location: Albany, NY
More info: URL
The Office of Cultural Education (OCE), is seeking to fill an Archives Conservation Specialist (ACS) 1 position in the New York State Archives. Under the direction of the Archives Conservation Specialist (ACS) 3, the incumbent will carry out duties of this position in accordance with the American Institute for Conservation Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Other duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Participate in the examination, treatment, documentation, and housing of high priority paper-based collections of the State Archives, State Library, and State Museum. Treatments may include but are not limited to, surface cleaning, washing, deacidifying, flattening, mending, and lining. Housing may include encapsulation, mounting, matting, and framing
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Bookbinder EMPLOYMENT Kiruna Centre for Conservation of Cultural Property, Sweden



Kiruna Centre for Conservation of Cultural Property, Sweden
More info: URL
Bookbinding education (2-3 years)
Experience of book conservation and restoration
The Kiruna Centre for Conservation of Cultural Property, or SFMV, is currently in search of an enthusiastic and creative bookbinder to join the equally enthusiastic team at the paper conservation department. Situated in the Swedish Lapland and about 1300 kilometres from Stockholm; SFMV is a governmental foundation that in collaboration with The Swedish National Archives and The National Library, among others, strive towards preserving and rendering available the common cultural heritage through the means of active object conservation as well as digitisation.
The applicant will have an important role in the conservation team, working with bookbinding assignments of various types that might entail both binding of new books as well as repairing old volumes with a more conservation-related approach. SFMV would therefore greatly appreciate an applicant with highly developed problem-solving abilities and a preservation oriented thinking.
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Conservator EMPLOYMENT University of Manchester Library, United Kingdom



University of Manchester Library, United Kingdom
Job location: Manchester
More info: URL
Normal working hours are 35 hours per week
The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries and the third largest academic library in the UK.
Our vast and rich collections (both print and increasingly digital) help us to deliver a world-class library and information service for the University of Manchester. While our primary objective is to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of University members, we are also fully committed to widening access to our
services to individual researchers, local schools and others in the regional community.
This six month fixed-term post, in the Collection Care Team (part of Collection Management) will be based across several sites including the John Rylands Library on Deansgate in Manchester city centre.
The John Rylands Library houses the Special Collections of the John Rylands University Library which include numerous world-renowned manuscripts, archives and printed books.

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Boxes for rolled items Tickets, Mon, 7 Mar 2016 at 09:00 |

Ebbene sì non abbiamo solo da imparare, brave Veronica e Claudia che andate a insegnare alla British Library !

 Workshop on scroll-boxes

Icon Book and Paper Group Scroll-box Workshop
The British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB, UK
7-9 March 2016
9:30am - 5pm

Tutors: Claudia Benvestito and Veronica Zoppi

The Icon Book and Paper Group Co-operative Training Register is
delighted to present this workshop, generously hosted by the British
Library and supported by Conservation by Design.

This three day course will teach participants how to make a bespoke
box for rolled paper and parchment documents.  This multi-function
box not only provides safe housing for the document but also enables
it to be safely and easily accessed and displayed in-situ.

The box, with its slanting base, was originally designed to house
Ethiopian magic scrolls and is particularly well suited to housing
small vertically rolled documents on paper or parchment.  During the
workshop, modifications necessary to make the box suitable for
housing horizontally rolled documents will be discussed.  The
document is rolled onto two cylindrical concertina structures,
supporting it and allowing it to be scrolled up and down for
consultation or display.  No mounting strips are necessary but can
be added if desired.  Both options will be demonstrated and
discussed during the workshop.

Participants will each make one box, including the concertina
supports.  They will learn to measure and cut the board, paper and
cloth and will prepare cutting patterns in order to better
understand the box's structure.  The final box will be constructed
from pre-cut board.  In this way participants will take away both a
finished box and the board and cloth cutting patterns which can be
used for future reference.

There will be discussions and demonstrations of different housing
possibilities throughout the workshop.  Participants are encouraged
to bring objects for discussion and during the practical sessions
each participant will be given one object to house.

Tutor biographies:

    Claudia Benvestito is a book, manuscript and paper conservator
    based at the Marciana National Library in Venice, Italy since
    1999.  She graduated in Humanities from the University of Bari,
    Italy and attended the European School for the Conservation and
    Preservation of Book Materials in Spoleto, Italy, graduating in

    Veronica Zoppi graduated as a book and paper conservator from
    the Centre of Professional Training in Cremona, Italy in 2005.
    She has been working as a freelance conservator in Italy until
    2013 and moved to London in 2014.  In October 2015 she began
    working as a book and manuscript conservator at Corpus Christi
    College in Cambridge.

Booking: There are 11 places available and the cost of the workshop
is GBP UKP265 for Icon members and GBP UKP290 for non-members,
including refreshments and lunch.

Prior experience making a drop-spine box is essential.

Booking is via Eventbrite only.  To book your ticket please visit


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