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Scarica il salvaschermo sulla manipolazione dei materiali librari

Nuovamente funzionante ! è disponibile on line dal sito di patologia il salvaschermo sulla manipolazione dei materiali librari, può essere un sistema economico per l'educazione di personale e utenti, fatene buon uso ! scarica il salvaschermo

venerdì, aprile 06, 2018

Twined End-bands in the Bookbinding Traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean - The British Library

A five-day practical workshop
Book end-bands (small cords or strips of material affixed near the spine, usually of hardcover bindings) can be beautiful as well as practical, and they can also tell us a great deal about a book’s creation, its provenance, evolution, purpose and relationship with other crafts.
This five-day course offers a chance to practise and clarify the characteristics of twined or woven end-bands and their technical and decorative variations.
Twined end-bands represent a distinct category of rather elaborate compound end-bands commonly found in virtually all the bookbinding traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean. Over the course of the week participants will be able to make at least six different twined end-bands – a Coptic, an Islamic, a Syriac, a Byzantine, an Armenian, and a tablet woven end-band – to be taken away at the end of the course.
An introductory lecture will explain their evolution in time and place, their classification and terminology, their structural and decorative features as well as their relation to fabric-making techniques. Working materials, a hand out with explanatory drawings and some reading material will be also provided.
The course is led by Georgios Boudalis, Head of Book and Paper Conservation at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Day 1Morning session: Introductory lecture on end-bands
Afternoon session: Hands-on basic technique of twining
Day 2Morning session: Coptic split-twined end-band
Afternoon session: Islamic twined end-band
Day 3Morning session: Syriac twined end-band
Afternoon session: Byzantine twined end-band
Day 4Morning and afternoon sessions: Armenian end-band
Day 5Morning and afternoon sessions: The tablet-woven end-band (15th-16th century Russian and Byzantine bindings)

Details

Name:Twined End-bands in the Bookbinding Traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean
Where:British Library St Pancras 
When: - 
Price:Full Price: £400.00
Enquiries:+44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk
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martedì, marzo 13, 2018

Seminario sul restauro del Salterio di San Romualdo



Modalità seminario Pickwoad

L’Associazione Italiana dei Conservatori e Restauratori degli Archivi e delle Biblioteche, AICRAB,
organizza venerdì 13 aprile presso la Pontificia Università Gregoriana di Roma un seminario sulla
storia della legatura post-medievale tenuto in lingua inglese da Nicholas Pickwoad (Professorial
Research Fellow presso la University of the Arts di Londra e direttore del Centro di ricerca Ligatus) 
dal titolo “From the Archive to the Booktrade: the evolution of cheap bindings for an expanding
market in early modern Europe”.
La giornata avrà il seguente orario:
ore 8.45-9.30 registrazione dei partecipanti,
ore 9.30-12.30 e 14.00-17.00 svolgimento del seminario. 
Verrà rilasciato un attestato di partecipazione al termine della sessione pomeridiana.
La partecipazione è gratuita per i soci AICRAB in regola con la quota 2018;
un contributo di euro 100,00 è richiesto ai partecipanti non iscritti all’Associazione.
Il rinnovo o la nuova iscrizione all’Associazione possono avvenire mediante PayPal dal sito
  (http://www.aicrab.org/diventare-socio-aicrab.html) o con bonifico sul conto corrente postale
intestato ad AICRAB, IBAN IT22U0760112100001013073562, specificando la causale Iscrizione oppure 
Rinnovo iscrizione AICRAB 2018.
Il versamento del contributo di euro 100,00 per coloro che non intendano iscriversi/rinnovare
l'iscrizione all’Associazione può avvenire mediante bonifico sul conto corrente postale intestato ad
AICRAB, IBAN IT22U0760112100001013073562, specificando la causale Partecipazione seminario
Pickwoad 2018.
Per motivi organizzativi, è necessaria l’iscrizione al seminario entro il mese di marzo inviando un email
(oggetto: iscrizione seminario Pickwoad) all’indirizzo info@aicrab.org, specificando nome e cognome
del partecipante (fondamentale per consentirci di preparare gli attestati di partecipazione) e allegando la ricevuta dell’avvenuto versamento della quota di iscrizione/rinnovo all’Associazione o la ricevuta dell’avvenuto versamento della quota di partecipazione.
Nell’intervallo 12.30-14.00, si svolgerà l’assemblea annuale dell’Associazione, riservata ai soci AICRAB in
regola con l’iscrizione 2018.

Cordialmente 


Melania Zanetti, presidente AICRAB

lunedì, marzo 12, 2018

Questionario sulla formazione del Restauratore dei beni archivistici e librari

Sara Giacomel, una laureanda del corso di laurea magistrale in Archivistica e Biblioteconomia, sta scrivendo una tesi sulla formazione dei Restauratori dei Beni archivistici e librari in Italia e, se possibile, in Europa.

A questo scopo vorrebbe realizzare un sondaggio per cui chiede la vostra gentile collaborazione. Qui di seguito riporto i link a due questionari, uno rivolto ai Restauratori di Beni culturali e l'altro rivolto agli studenti di Restauro che devono ancora conseguire il titolo.

I questionari sono molto brevi e del tutto anonimi. Un grazie sentito a chiunque vorrà partecipare!

 Questionario per i Restauratori: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScE4BP_w-0CzbALHnnZfjxa9YdizWPRgPpAR-4Rggrul6HtPQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Questionario per gli studenti:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZEsITaCMULgjIknEGSfcCXq4fpfbPXkiQxJS6UE3BZeTpiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link"



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domenica, marzo 11, 2018

Rinnovo iscrizione e seminario di Pickwoad

Care amiche e cari amici,

ricordo a quanti di voi sono interessati alle iniziative dell’Associazione Italiana dei Conservatori e Restauratori degli Archivi e delle Biblioteche che è tempo di rinnovare l’iscrizione ad AICRAB per l’anno 2018.

Come sapete, in queste settimane stiamo anche raccogliendo le iscrizioni al seminario con Nicholas Pickwoad “From the Archive to the Booktrade: the evolution of cheap bindings for an expanding market in early modern Europe” che si svolgerà a Roma, presso la Pontificia Università Gregoriana, il prossimo 13 aprile, ore 9.30-17.00. Per le modalità di adesione e maggiori informazioni sull’organizzazione della giornata vi rimando alla comunicazione in allegato.

A prescindere da questa iniziativa, mi preme sottolineare che nel medesimo giorno e luogo dalle ore 12.30 alle 14.00 si svolgerà la nostra Assemblea annuale, alla quale sono invitati a partecipare i soci in regola con l’iscrizione 2018.

A tutte e a tutti i più cordiali saluti

  
  Melania Zanetti

Presidente AICRAB

martedì, febbraio 20, 2018

Job opening at Duke University Libraries Conservation Lab

Duke University Libraries seeks qualified applicants for the position of Conservation Technician in the Verne and Tanya Roberts Conservation Lab. This position is an opportunity to work at a major ARL member library invested in the long-term care of and access to its collections. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent hand skills, the capacity to learn new skills, customer focus, and creative problem solving. We seek candidates who will thrive in an open, engaging atmosphere that focuses on production as well as continuous learning and sharing of knowledge among staff at all levels.

Major responsibilities include treating materials primarily in the circulating collections; creating custom enclosures for both circulating and special collections; overseeing the workflow of materials from circulation points in the Perkins-Bostock Library and the branch libraries; and training and oversight of student assistants. You can see the full position description and position requirements online.

Duke University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of references should be submitted at: https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply.  Refer to requisition # 401385532.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. For more information on careers at Duke University, visit https://hr.duke.edu/careers.


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Conservation Fellowship - Northwestern University Libraries

Position:           Conservation Fellowship
Department:      Preservation
Reports to:        Special Collections Conservator
Job Opening ID: 33053

Northwestern University Libraries offer an advanced post-graduate conservation fellowship for a two-year appointment, September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2020.  The conservation fellowship provides practical experience in a busy academic library conservation lab balancing treatment responsibilities with professional research activities.  There will be the opportunity to gain bench experience, develop skills in treatment decision making, and research a topic of interest. 

Northwestern University, established in 1851, is one of the leading private research universities in the United States with an enrollment of approximately 15,800 students.  Northwestern University Libraries hold over 5 million volumes with collections of international standing in Music, Transportation, and African Studies. The Libraries’ conservation lab is located on the Evanston, Illinois campus just north of Chicago. 

Description of Duties:  Working under the supervision of the Special Collection Conservator, the Conservation Fellow evaluates and treats special collections materials.  The Conservation Fellow performs a broad range of conservation treatments on rare books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, maps, and other unbound archival and special collections materials.  Treatment includes the preparation of condition and treatment reports with an appropriate level of photo documentation. Anticipated projects for 2018-2020 include treatment of a William Blake book, Stjopka Collages, and a collection of caricatures related to the Siege of Paris (1870-1871). 

The Conservation Fellow stays current with new developments in the field of library conservation and conducts research related to an area of interest.  Topics may include treatment techniques, materials identification, or historical studies.  Research should be of a quality that could result in a paper, poster, or presentation.

The Conservation Fellow may assist other professional staff in the department with surveys, preservation education and outreach initiatives, exhibits-related projects, and disaster response initiatives.

Qualifications:  Master's degree in library science or associated field, with an emphasis on conservation training, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.  Knowledge of current conservation principles and practices, material science, and the history of bookbinding and conservation.  Demonstrated ability to perform high-quality conservation treatments on special collections materials, primarily book and paper, and to communicate effectively about treatment options and decisions. 
Salary: Annual stipend of $48,000 plus benefits.  Northwestern University offers a comprehensive benefits plan, including health care and other benefits.

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references, to


Job opening identification number is 33053.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to submit a portfolio of recent conservation treatments.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Employment eligibility verification is required upon hire.

Digitising books as objects: The invisible made visible - Collection Care blog

 "Digitising books as objects: The invisible made visible
Book conservator Flavio Marzo explores how the experience for users of online library material surrogates could be easily improved by enhancing invisible physical features of books.

Working as a book conservator within digitisation projects has been my job for many years. I started in 2006, only one year after joining the British Library Conservation team here in London after leaving my country, Italy."

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lunedì, febbraio 19, 2018

Nicholas Hadgraft Scholarship

-: "In remembrance of Dr Nicholas Hadgraft, a dear friend of Conservation By Design Limited we decided to offer an annual "Nicholas Hadgraft Scholarship". The scholarship is an award of £1,500 towards the cost of attending the Montefiascone Book Conservation Summer School held each year in the Medieval Hill Town of Montefiascone.
"

apply here http://www.conservation-by-design.com/home.aspx?pagename=scholarships

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mercoledì, febbraio 14, 2018

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) | ICCROM

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) | ICCROM: "

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC)





Large-scale natural disasters and protracted conflicts lead to multifaceted humanitarian crises. Protecting cultural heritage under such circumstances is challenging. Yet amidst turmoil and anguish, the affected communities strive to safeguard their cultural heritage, as it provides them with a thread of continuity.

Aimed at strengthening local capacities for first aid (a set of interconnected emergency response procedures aimed at recovery) for cultural heritage during complex emergencies, the FAC initiative combines immersive international training with regional and national workshops, technical assistance during large-scale emergencies, with inputs from other emergency actors such as the civil defence, military and humanitarian sectors. The goal is to ensure that the affected communities are fully involved in the recovery of their own heritage.


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martedì, gennaio 09, 2018

BNCF - Attività di restauro volumi

BNCF - Attività di restauro volumi:



"Avviso di selezione tirocini non curriculari
Attività di restauro volumi
AVVISO  PUBBLICO DI SELEZIONE PER  L’ATTIVAZIONE  DI  N.  3  TIROCINI  NON   CURRICULARI   PRESSO   LA   BNCF

La Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze intende attivare n.3 tirocini non curriculari, finalizzati ad agevolare le scelte professionali mediante la conoscenza diretta del mondo del lavoro quale esperienza formativa orientativa o professionalizzante, non costituente rapporto di lavoro.
Il tirocinio ha per oggetto il restauro con smontaggio e senza smontaggio di volumi antichi e moderni. La domanda di ammissione alla selezione (candidatura all’offerta) dovrà essere effettuata tramite il portale del Centro per l’Impiego di Firenze consultando la sezione offerte di lavoro e compilando il modulo on line, previa registrazione, entro 21 giorni dalla data di pubblicazione dell’offerta di tirocinio
                                                                                    La Direzione

 



 BANDO

Per registrarsi ed effettuare la domanda di ammissione collegarsi a: http://idolweb.cittametropolitana.fi.it

Nello spazio cittadini, selezionare la voce Cerca tra le offerte di lavoro poi nella maschera successiva Visualizza Offerte di lavoro pubblicate per, scegliere TIPO CONTRATTO e successivamente visualizzare TIROCINIO


doc. n. 2000 del 08/01/2018
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domenica, ottobre 01, 2017

Eccone un'altro

Colgo l'occasione dell'ennesimo corso in dieci lezioni, in questo caso tenuto da un architetto, per tornare a far riflettere su quanto questo sia un segnale di mancanza di professionalità. Vediamo altri corsi così brevi di restauro di dipinti o arazzi?
No perché quelli sono beni culturali veri, non come i libri e i documenti, che lo sono solo sì per legge, ma non nel pubblico immaginario.
E allora che possiamo fare?
Beh intanto smettere di ospitarli, smettere di andare a insegnarci e evitare che il fai da te e il pressappochismo prendano il sopravvento.

Male, andiamo male.

http://www.lastampa.it/2017/09/29/edizioni/alessandria/un-corso-per-imparare-a-restaurare-libri-antichi-pGytF45jr3okai3dKjPInL/premium.html

sabato, settembre 23, 2017

Bevel boards

https://www.elbel-libro.com/pages/beveled-boards
Un interessante articolo sull'uso di tagliare i cartoni a 45 gradi, per creare giunzioni perfette.

venerdì, giugno 16, 2017

Washing a Book – BYU Conservators

Washing a Book

I was recently asked to conserve an 1864 copy of The Latter-Day Saint’s Selection of Hymns from the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The book was in rough shape and the pages were stained throughout. However, the sewing in the textblock was sound and I didn’t want to disrupt that to wash the paper.
click for more... Washing a Book – BYU Conservators

venerdì, giugno 09, 2017

Paper Conservator (maternity cover) Bodleian Libraries, Conservation and Collection Care, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford


Paper Conservator (maternity cover)
Bodleian Libraries, Conservation and Collection Care, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford
Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.
The Bodleian Libraries are looking for an experienced Paper Conservator to join the Conservation and Collection Care Department, based in the Weston Library. The department has 19 members of staff including book, paper and preventive conservators working to preserve, stabilise and improve access to the Bodleian Libraries' collections through preventive activities, interventive treatments, research, and by supporting an ongoing exhibitions programme.

You will be required to undertake conservation treatments on the Libraries’ rich and varied Special Collections, primarily treating works on paper. You will also assist in the preparation and mounting of materials for exhibitions and participate in promoting the work of the department.

With a recognised qualification in the conservation of paper or related materials, or equivalent training and experience, you will also have detailed knowledge and experience of high level paper conservation treatments and a broad knowledge of collection care activities. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to gather, analyse and present information clearly for different audiences. You will need a flexible approach to work, excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

This is a full-time, fixed-term (maternity cover) post for approximately 6 months.

Owing to the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. You MUST submit a completed Supporting Evidence Form in order for your application to be processed. Covering letters, supporting statements and CVs will NOT form part of the selection process. Please ensure that you carefully read the How to Apply section provided in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence Form.

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Wednesday 21 June 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place Wednesday 5 or Thursday 6 July 2017.
Job Details:

giovedì, maggio 11, 2017

Memories of Chris Clarkson | The Book & Paper Gathering

Questa volta presento anche qualcosa di mio ho pubblicato insieme a Bernard Allen una piccola riflessione su Chris come insegnante

"Memories of Chris Clarkson

Posted on Thursday 11th May, 2017 by thebookandpapergathering
“Haven’t you heard of the Stanley 99E?” With this question and its accompanying gesture (and tad naughty smile), Christopher Clarkson once plainly dismissed the arguably decent utility knife I was offering him to take a sample of leather from a full skin. This anecdote may give an idea of how, for Mr Clarkson, nothing but the best was good enough when it came to his professional practice and its means.

Christopher Clarkson, “the pre-eminent conservator of medieval manuscripts and early printed books” as Nicholas Pickwoad describes him in his obituary, passed away on 31 March. Here, a former student and a former colleague share their reflections on Chris’ attitude towards his life and craft, and how the former was devoted to the quest for excellence in the latter.  Salvador Alcántara Peláez, The Gathering"



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mercoledì, maggio 10, 2017

Journal of Paper Conservation special issue in memory of Christopher Clarkson - call for papers - alesido@gmail.com - Gmail

Journal of Paper Conservation special issue in memory of Christopher Clarkson - call for papers

Christopher Clarkson, pre-eminent conservator, scholar of the book and educator in the field has passed away on Thursday March 30th, 2017. IADA would like to dedicate a special issue of the Journal of Paper Conservation to Clarkson and his work.

We would like to acknowledge and commemorate Clarkson’s scholarly and innovative contributions to the conservation of medieval manuscripts, early printed books and his deep knowledge in history of book-bindings. All members of the conservation community and associated fields who have worked or
trained with Clarkson or have been inspired by his influential work are invited to submit papers relating to his research and practice, as well as recollections of mutual projects and experiences. Past unpublished interviews and seminal writings by Clarkson would also be welcome.

For any queries please contact special guest editor Rhea DeStefano: rheadestefano_at_gmail.com
Submissions should be emailed to: jpc.submission_at_iada-home.org
Deadline for submission 15 July 2017

Ligatus Summer School 2017 | Ligatus Summer School

Ligatus Summer School 2017

Apply online by clicking here.
25-29 September 2017 and 2-6 October 2017
The Ligatus Summer School is to be hosted this year in Norwich, UK, by the Cathedral Library, located on the upper floor of the north range of the cloister. The historic collections contain the Dean and Chapter’s Library of mostly printed books from the fifteenth century onwards, augmented by the long-term deposit of the parish libraries of Swaffham, given to Swaffham Parish church by the family of the historian Henry Spelman in the early eighteenth century and that of Great Yarmouth, with a significant collection of 16th and 17th-century books.
The classes will be held within the historic library itself, and in the first week there will be in addition a one-day visit to Cambridge University Library to examine a selection of Byzantine and Islamic bindings and in the second week visits to the National Trust libraries at Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall. Blickling Hall houses the collection of the bibliophile and scholar Sir Richard Ellys (died 1742), the finest library in the National Trust portfolio and a library of international importance, with finely bound copies of books from the fifteenth century until Ellys’s death, with some later additions. Felbrigg Hall, the sixteenth-century home of the Wyndham family has an outstanding collection of books accumulated by the family over three centuries.
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