Book & paper conservation Category

  • Last month, Assistant Conservator Brenna Campbell traveled to the Art Conservation Department at SUNY Buffalo State to take a workshop on using UV photography to learn more about cultural heritage […]

    UV Photography in Buffalo

    Last month, Assistant Conservator Brenna Campbell traveled to the Art Conservation Department at SUNY Buffalo State to take a workshop on using UV photography to learn more about cultural heritage […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 It really is a small world. As a volunteer for the AIC-CERT Disaster Response hotline, I had a call with a question about soot drifting in […]

    Soot and Dust Clean Up

    Thursday, April 30, 2015 It really is a small world. As a volunteer for the AIC-CERT Disaster Response hotline, I had a call with a question about soot drifting in […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Posted on behalf of Tiffany Eng, our intern from West Dean College While making a phase box for A New Dictionary of Medical Science (1851) from the John Martin Rare […]

    A Mystery Solved!

    Posted on behalf of Tiffany Eng, our intern from West Dean College While making a phase box for A New Dictionary of Medical Science (1851) from the John Martin Rare […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 The UI Libraries Preservation & Conservation department would like to welcome two new(ish) staff members, Justin Baumgartner and Elizabeth Stone. They join us as members of […]

    Preservation & Conservation Welcomes New Hires

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 The UI Libraries Preservation & Conservation department would like to welcome two new(ish) staff members, Justin Baumgartner and Elizabeth Stone. They join us as members of […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014 Submitted by Bill Voss With the recent acquisition of a riveter and a board creaser, the Conservation Lab has a new housing option – phase boxes […]

    New Housing Option for Conservation

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 Submitted by Bill Voss With the recent acquisition of a riveter and a board creaser, the Conservation Lab has a new housing option – phase boxes […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014  

    Drying a Wet Book

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014  

    Continue Reading...

  • Friday, February 14, 2014 Submitted by Brenna Campbell As part of our normal digitization workflow, all rare materials being scanned are first assessed for condition problems by the Conservation Department. […]

    A Valentine’s Day Surprise

    Friday, February 14, 2014 Submitted by Brenna Campbell As part of our normal digitization workflow, all rare materials being scanned are first assessed for condition problems by the Conservation Department. […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013 The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library recently acquired this sweet chunky 19th century religious text and brought it into the lab.  The binding had […]

    Fixing a detached cover

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013 The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library recently acquired this sweet chunky 19th century religious text and brought it into the lab.  The binding had […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Submitted by Bill Voss This neo-Sumerian clay tablet, recording the sacrifice of a kid goat dates to ca. 2050 B.C. and is frequently shown to students […]

    Clay Tablet Gets Custom Box

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Submitted by Bill Voss This neo-Sumerian clay tablet, recording the sacrifice of a kid goat dates to ca. 2050 B.C. and is frequently shown to students […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Submitted by Brenna Campbell Many of the books in the Wunderkammer show at Grinnell had elaborate foldout illustrations, which required custom supports. These were typically made […]

    The Wunderkammer at Grinnell: Supporting Foldouts

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Submitted by Brenna Campbell Many of the books in the Wunderkammer show at Grinnell had elaborate foldout illustrations, which required custom supports. These were typically made […]

    Continue Reading...