Category Archives: Preservation

How 18-year-old engineering students saved U of T’s rarest books

Group of students came up with fix for dampness seeping through library walls By Kate McGillivray, CBC News Posted: Feb 06, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 06, 2017 7:38 AM ET             Yewon Son … Continue reading

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Centuries of New York History Prepare for a Move

Caked in dust and dating back to 1674, the written records of a growing cityare headed to new homes, to be preserved and made accessible to researchers. On the upper floors of the grand courthouse, above the Corinthian columns chiseled … Continue reading

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Inside the Smithsonian’s Book Conservation Lab

Beyond the black steel gates, past guards and through the large double doors is a place where books are still cradled. The Smithsonian Institution’s Book Conservation Lab in Landover is where a small team of book conservators and technicians conserve and … Continue reading

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The Preservation of Neglect

Centuries-old books on parchment may soon become more accessible than vital scientific writings and data from early computers. The Washington Post Magazine has a riveting account of the application of new imaging techniques to palimpsests — manuscripts recycled by scribes on valuable … Continue reading

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Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ arrives at Getty’s conservation lab

“Mural,” the critically important painting in Jackson Pollock‘s development as a major American artist, has arrived in the conservation lab at the J. Paul Getty Museum. A visit Wednesday to see the monumental 1943 canvas, which is in the collection of the … Continue reading

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Pass it On! Preservation Week is April 22nd-28th

Preservation Week gives libraries, special collections and archives the opportunity to connect to users and communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections. The Binghamton University … Continue reading

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Lost Da Vinci Mural?

New findings on lost mural March 13 2012 at 09:53am By Sapa-AP The search for Leonardo da Vinci’s The Battle of Anghiari is being conducted in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio. The project is being led by the National Geographic Society and … Continue reading

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The Library of Congress Presents “Personal Archiving: Documents”

Library of Congress conservators and experts discuss how to care for personal collections including traditional paper, electronic documents, and books. Speakers include Annlinn Kruger, a senior paper conservator in the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress, Lynn Kidder, a senior rare … Continue reading

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Library of Congress offers tips for “Preparing, Protecting, and Preserving Family Treasures”

Have a shoebox of photographs under the bed? Or your great-grandparents’ marriage certificate rolled up in a drawer? How about a family bible? The Library of Congress has an excellent site called Preparing, Protecting, and Preserving Family Treasures that offers … Continue reading

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Getty Conservation Institute Publications Online

Web editions of current and back issues of the Getty Conservation Institute newsletter can be found at http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications/newsletters/ Free electronic publications of the Getty Conservation Institute can be found here http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications/pdf_publications/ The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) works internationally to advance … Continue reading

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