motore di ricerca in inglese sul restauro librario


Scarica il salvaschermo sulla manipolazione dei materiali librari

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

domenica, ottobre 01, 2017

Eccone un'altro

Colgo l'occasione dell'ennesimo corso in dieci lezioni, in questo caso tenuto da un architetto, per tornare a far riflettere su quanto questo sia un segnale di mancanza di professionalità. Vediamo altri corsi così brevi di restauro di dipinti o arazzi?
No perché quelli sono beni culturali veri, non come i libri e i documenti, che lo sono solo sì per legge, ma non nel pubblico immaginario.
E allora che possiamo fare?
Beh intanto smettere di ospitarli, smettere di andare a insegnarci e evitare che il fai da te e il pressappochismo prendano il sopravvento.

Male, andiamo male.

sabato, settembre 23, 2017

Bevel boards
Un interessante articolo sull'uso di tagliare i cartoni a 45 gradi, per creare giunzioni perfette.

venerdì, giugno 16, 2017

Washing a Book – BYU Conservators

Washing a Book

I was recently asked to conserve an 1864 copy of The Latter-Day Saint’s Selection of Hymns from the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The book was in rough shape and the pages were stained throughout. However, the sewing in the textblock was sound and I didn’t want to disrupt that to wash the paper.
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venerdì, giugno 09, 2017

Paper Conservator (maternity cover) Bodleian Libraries, Conservation and Collection Care, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford

Paper Conservator (maternity cover)
Bodleian Libraries, Conservation and Collection Care, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford
Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
The Bodleian Libraries are looking for an experienced Paper Conservator to join the Conservation and Collection Care Department, based in the Weston Library. The department has 19 members of staff including book, paper and preventive conservators working to preserve, stabilise and improve access to the Bodleian Libraries' collections through preventive activities, interventive treatments, research, and by supporting an ongoing exhibitions programme.

You will be required to undertake conservation treatments on the Libraries’ rich and varied Special Collections, primarily treating works on paper. You will also assist in the preparation and mounting of materials for exhibitions and participate in promoting the work of the department.

With a recognised qualification in the conservation of paper or related materials, or equivalent training and experience, you will also have detailed knowledge and experience of high level paper conservation treatments and a broad knowledge of collection care activities. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to gather, analyse and present information clearly for different audiences. You will need a flexible approach to work, excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

This is a full-time, fixed-term (maternity cover) post for approximately 6 months.

Owing to the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. You MUST submit a completed Supporting Evidence Form in order for your application to be processed. Covering letters, supporting statements and CVs will NOT form part of the selection process. Please ensure that you carefully read the How to Apply section provided in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence Form.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Wednesday 21 June 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place Wednesday 5 or Thursday 6 July 2017.
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giovedì, maggio 11, 2017

Memories of Chris Clarkson | The Book & Paper Gathering

Questa volta presento anche qualcosa di mio ho pubblicato insieme a Bernard Allen una piccola riflessione su Chris come insegnante

"Memories of Chris Clarkson

Posted on Thursday 11th May, 2017 by thebookandpapergathering
“Haven’t you heard of the Stanley 99E?” With this question and its accompanying gesture (and tad naughty smile), Christopher Clarkson once plainly dismissed the arguably decent utility knife I was offering him to take a sample of leather from a full skin. This anecdote may give an idea of how, for Mr Clarkson, nothing but the best was good enough when it came to his professional practice and its means.

Christopher Clarkson, “the pre-eminent conservator of medieval manuscripts and early printed books” as Nicholas Pickwoad describes him in his obituary, passed away on 31 March. Here, a former student and a former colleague share their reflections on Chris’ attitude towards his life and craft, and how the former was devoted to the quest for excellence in the latter.  Salvador Alcántara Peláez, The Gathering"


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mercoledì, maggio 10, 2017

Journal of Paper Conservation special issue in memory of Christopher Clarkson - call for papers - - Gmail

Journal of Paper Conservation special issue in memory of Christopher Clarkson - call for papers

Christopher Clarkson, pre-eminent conservator, scholar of the book and educator in the field has passed away on Thursday March 30th, 2017. IADA would like to dedicate a special issue of the Journal of Paper Conservation to Clarkson and his work.

We would like to acknowledge and commemorate Clarkson’s scholarly and innovative contributions to the conservation of medieval manuscripts, early printed books and his deep knowledge in history of book-bindings. All members of the conservation community and associated fields who have worked or
trained with Clarkson or have been inspired by his influential work are invited to submit papers relating to his research and practice, as well as recollections of mutual projects and experiences. Past unpublished interviews and seminal writings by Clarkson would also be welcome.

For any queries please contact special guest editor Rhea DeStefano:
Submissions should be emailed to:
Deadline for submission 15 July 2017

Ligatus Summer School 2017 | Ligatus Summer School

Ligatus Summer School 2017

Apply online by clicking here.
25-29 September 2017 and 2-6 October 2017
The Ligatus Summer School is to be hosted this year in Norwich, UK, by the Cathedral Library, located on the upper floor of the north range of the cloister. The historic collections contain the Dean and Chapter’s Library of mostly printed books from the fifteenth century onwards, augmented by the long-term deposit of the parish libraries of Swaffham, given to Swaffham Parish church by the family of the historian Henry Spelman in the early eighteenth century and that of Great Yarmouth, with a significant collection of 16th and 17th-century books.
The classes will be held within the historic library itself, and in the first week there will be in addition a one-day visit to Cambridge University Library to examine a selection of Byzantine and Islamic bindings and in the second week visits to the National Trust libraries at Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall. Blickling Hall houses the collection of the bibliophile and scholar Sir Richard Ellys (died 1742), the finest library in the National Trust portfolio and a library of international importance, with finely bound copies of books from the fifteenth century until Ellys’s death, with some later additions. Felbrigg Hall, the sixteenth-century home of the Wyndham family has an outstanding collection of books accumulated by the family over three centuries.
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lunedì, maggio 08, 2017

BNCF - ATTIVAZIONE DI N. 2 TIROCINI NON CURRICULARI per restauro di volumi antichi e moderni

Attenzione la scadenza è a breve


La Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze intende attivare n. 2 tirocini non curriculari, finalizzati ad agevolare le scelte professionali mediante la conoscenza diretta del mondo del lavoro quale esperienza formativa orientativa o professionalizzante, non costituente rapporto di lavoro.
Il tirocinio ha per oggetto il restauro con smontaggio e senza smontaggio di volumi antichi e moderni. La domanda di ammissione alla selezione (candidatura all’offerta) dovrà essere effettuata tramite il portale del Centro per l’Impiego di Firenze consultando la sezione offerte di lavoro e compilando il modulo on line, previa registrazione, entro 21 giorni dalla data di pubblicazione dell’offerta di tirocinio

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giovedì, aprile 20, 2017

Conserving with Japanese tissue: beyond books and paper, Part 2 | The Book

Part 2: Creating ‘paper fur’

This technique is a lot of fun and was used to repair the damage and loss to the ears of a taxidermy jaguar. As you can see, our jaguar specimen is a little battered and worn. The curator and I agreed that the worn areas should be left as they were but the ears needed structural repairs and gap fills. Once again, Japanese tissue came to the rescue. As with the paper casting technique, this idea is not new but is a slightly altered version of techniques already used in taxidermy conservation.

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mercoledì, aprile 19, 2017

Workshop on Islamic Bookbinding | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Workshop on Islamic Bookbinding

Monday, 24 July, 2017 to Friday, 28 July, 2017
Friday, 26 May, 2017
Kuala Lumpur
The conservation department of the Islamic Arts Museum is organizing a five-day workshop for conservators from 24-28 July 2017 on the following topic:
Islamic Bookbinding: Understanding book structures and bindings of Islamic Manuscripts
The workshop will be presented by Dr. Karin Scheper, one of the leading authorities on the subject ( Over the past years, Karin has carried out extensive research on the Leiden University collection of Islamic manuscripts (while working, at the same time, as a conservator at the University Library). The resulting book, The Technique of Islamic Bookbinding (Brill 2015), won her the 2017 De la Court-award of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

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lunedì, aprile 03, 2017

PROGRAM C: The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings | San Gemini Preservation Studies

"PROGRAM C: The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings

San Gemini Preservation Studies 2017
PROGRAM C: The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings
Session 1: Monday, May 29 – Friday, June 23,  (4 weeks)
Location: San Gemini, Italy
This program aims to teach the craft of traditional Western bookbinding, restoration and conservation methods, along with an overview of the history of book making.  This course views books as material structures holding cultural memories and as telling cultural objects in themselves. The program is organized in two courses, both of which involve classroom lectures and practical workshops."

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Post-graduate Fellowship in Book Conservation | ICCROM


Morgan Library & Museum, United States
Location of fellowship: New York, NY
More info: URL
Description :
Pine Tree Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship in Rare Book Conservation
Thaw Conservation Center, Morgan Library & Museum (full-time, beginning
September 2017)
The Morgan Library & Museum announces a one-year fellowship in rare book
conservation, renewable for a second year. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an emerging book conservator with a mentored post-graduate opportunity, working under the guidance of an experienced staff of book and paper conservators in an active museum and research library environment with extraordinary holdings of books, manuscripts and works of art on paper. Projects of progressive complexity will develop decision-making and treatment skills as applied to the preservation, repair, rebinding, exhibition and loan of bound materials, both printed and manuscript. The fellow will participate in all Thaw Center activities, including ongoing technical research and materials testing projects.
The Thaw Conservation Center is a major resource in New York City for the conservation and technical study of bound materials.
Applicants should be recent graduates of a recognized graduate-level
program in conservation or be able to demonstrate the acquisition of
equivalent skills and knowledge through work/life experience.
A portfolio of treatments and research projects is required of all
applicants selected for interviews.
Candidates should possess strong public speaking and written communication
Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to conservation, scholarly advancement, and public outreach.
Compensation: Annual compensation is $38,000 plus health insurance and
other benefits.
To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their interest in the fellowship, including a statement of career goals and areas of particular interest, plus a curriculum vitae and list of references. These materials should be submitted electronically to
Three letters of recommendation are also required, and should be provided separately by the referees. All materials should be received by May 5.
This fellowship has been generously underwritten by the Pine Tree
Foundation of New York.
Maria Fredericks
Drue Heinz Book Conservator
Acting Director, Thaw Conservation Center
Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Application deadline:
05 May 2017

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mercoledì, febbraio 15, 2017

ICCD. Corso-laboratorio sul riconoscimento delle tecniche fotografiche storiche

ICCD. Corso-laboratorio sul riconoscimento delle tecniche fotografiche storiche:


Tornano i corsi-laboratorio di fotografia sul riconoscimento delle tecniche fotografiche. A partire da marzo 2017 tutti i professionisti che svolgono attività di catalogatore, restauratore, conservatore di archivi fotografici, e gli studenti che lavorano con le fotografie o in laboratori fotografici sono chiamati ad iscriversi. Per ogni corso sono riservati due posti per i dipendenti MIBACT che hanno incarichi documentati e attestabili presso archivi fotografici.
I corsi intendono fornire le nozioni necessarie ad acquisire una conoscenza di base sul riconoscimento delle tecniche storiche e l'uso dei principali procedimenti fotografici. L'osservazione diretta dei materiali, conservati presso l'ICCD, permetterà di conseguire un primo livello di apprendimento sul bene fotografico e sulle problematiche legate all'identificazione, alla conservazione e all'archiviazione dell'immagine fotografica.
Ad ogni corso possono iscriversi massimo 12 persone. Per i dipendenti MIBACT con incarichi documentati e attestabili presso gli archivi fotografici sono riservati gratuitamente 2 posti.
Il costo del corso è di 200 euro. Per gli studenti universitari la quota è di 150 euro. Per i residenti nel Lazio ogni corso sarà articolato in sei pomeriggi, per i non residenti in due giornate intere.Alla fine del corso sarà rilasciato un attestato di frequenza a tutti i partecipanti. 
Per informazioni scrivere
Date corsi:
1° corso, per i residenti nel Lazio, dal 13 marzo ogni lunedì e mercoledì h.15.30 - 18.15
2° corso, per i residenti fuori del Lazio, 11-12 maggio h. 9.00 - 18.00
3° corso, per i residenti fuori del Lazio, 8-9 giugno h. 9.00 - 18.00
Altri corsi verranno successivamente programmati per l'autunno.
Scopri i temi del corso

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giovedì, gennaio 19, 2017

From Codex to Code - Ten years of research by graduates of the Ligatus Research Centre | Ligatus

From Codex to Code - Ten years of research by graduates of the Ligatus Research Centre

We invite you to celebrate with us the 10th Anniversary of the Ligatus Research Centre at the CCW Graduate School with a conference at which our first seven PhD and M.Phil graduates will present papers about their current research interests.

The conference will take place on Friday, 24th February, from 10am to 6pm, in Banqueting Hall of the Chelsea College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU
and it will be followed by a reception.
Georgios Boudalis
(Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki)
The birth of the codex and the crafts of Late Antiquity
Alberto Campagnolo
(Library of Congress, Washington)
The digital representation of books as objects: from cultural objects to digital cultural objects
Anna Gialdini
(University of the Arts London)
Luxury, Hybridism, and the Strange Greekness of Some Florentine Bindings
Theresa Zammit Lupi
(The Notarial Archives, Valletta, Malta)
On the parchment trail: following music manuscripts from Malta
Heather Ravenberg
(Saint Catherine Foundation)
Documentation schemas for recording conservation activity
Martha Romero
(Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
From research to practice
Nikolas Sarris
(National Library of Greece, Athens, Thesaurus-Islamicus project, Cairo)
The Ligatus Condition Assessment Form: a tool for training, studio workflows and surveys: Experiences from Iraq, Ethiopia and Egypt
From Codex to Code - 

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