Category Archives: Conservation

Work experience at Chester Beatty Library

As part of our work as conservators for the Derry and Raphoe Collection, we undertake regular training to keep us up to date with new conservation developments but also to get a better understanding of conservation work required on different … Continue reading

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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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Closing Exhibition 7th-19th of december 2011

An exhibition of some of the conserved rare and historic books from the Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Library will be held in the Chapter House Museum of St Columb’s Cathedral from December 7th to December 19th 2011. This exhibition marks … Continue reading

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Turner Prize 2011@ Baltic

I was in Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the weekend and I happened to go to the Baltic in Gateshead where the 2011 Turner prize is being held. After 30 minutes queuing, I finally got in and was shown into 4 rooms, one dedicated … Continue reading

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Christopher Clarkson’s gelatine adhesive

Today I have had to prepare gelatine adhesive to work on one of the book I am doing conservation work on. I had been talking to my colleagues Tony and Jenny,  and looking through their notes, they managed to give me … Continue reading

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Chinese Paintings on Pith Paper

I am just back from London, where I had the chance to attend the ‘Paper from the East’ conference at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.  It is the second Chinese Heritage Conference dedicated to the knowledge of conservation and … Continue reading

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