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Care and display of books workshop


19th September 2012

Natural History Museum



This workshop introduces the key elements of good practice for the care and display of books through a series of presentations, videos and practical sessions.  This introductory workshop is suitable for Library staff and Archivists and all those with responsibility for book collections.


Subjects included in the workshop:

  • Threats to Library collections
  • The Structure of books
  • Book Curation
  • Basic book repair - theory
  • Bindings: materials and spine structures
  • Temporary Book Display


The workshop is led by Museum Library Staff:


Paper Conservator:  Eleanor Russell – joined the Library & Archives team in 2011. She was previously at the British Library specialising in art on paper, and prior to this she worked at the British Museum, the National Archives and the St. Paul's Cathedral architectural archives.



Special Collections Librarian: Lisa Di Tommaso – has worked in both the General & Zoology and Earth Sciences Libraries with the library’s special collections, and has a particular interest in book conservation.



This workshop held at the Natural History Museum starts at 10.00am and will finish at 5pm.  The course fee of £175 includes tea, coffee and lunch. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements.


For a booking form or for further information please contact the Library & Archives


Hurry places are limited!