Monthly Archives: December 2011

Flood at the archives…

For the past two days, Alessandro and myself have been at the Coleraine campus, helping out after a hot water pipe burst in the archives, affecting many cardboard boxes full of student files, thesis, exam papers and also some of the Vice-chancellor’s files. … Continue reading

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Latest conserved book!

Last thursday, after spending the last few weeks organising the exhibition (still up untill the 19th of December!) I finally could go back to my bench and do some practical conservation work! I was pretty much ready to re-back a 1636 book, … Continue reading

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Special Collections in the Princeton University Library

I just came across this really nice website about bookbinding structures and styles from the Special Collections in the Princeton University Library: http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/hb/index.html I think it is remarkably well done, comprehensive and well documented. It was made after an exhibition was … Continue reading

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