Date(s) - 25/11/2013
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
John Bunyan Museum
Trainer: Sonja Schwoll (Independent Book Conservator)
SHARE Museums East are very pleased to be able to offer three places on this fantastic training session through the John Bunyan Museum and their Friends organisation. The course has been organised by staff and volunteers at the John Bunyan Museum, and in the spirit of SHARE they are now opening it up for bookings from the wider museum community.
The course is ideal for museums which have a library, especially if the library is maintained by staff or volunteers who are not necessarily trained in book conservation.
The course will be split into two sessions – a theory session in the morning, followed by a practical session in the afternoon which can be tailored to the needs of the participants.
The morning will cover:
- Handling methods which can cause damage
- Storage methods which can cause damage
- Discussion of damage which can be addressed by untrained staff and volunteers, and issues that need to be addressed by a professional conservator
- Discuss treatments which can be carried out by non-conservators
- cleaning of books
- tying up books with tapes
- phase wrapper (3-flap wrapper leaving spine visible)
- book shoe
- polyester wrapper
- 4 flap wrapper
- phase box (four flap box)
Please note: Lunch is not provided, so please make your own arrangements.
This event is fully booked.