This workshop focuses on intermediate level book repair techniques. Students must have completed Book Repair I and have basic binding experience. The techniques taught will be how to fill a loss in paper; corner covering techniques; corner repair with new cloth or tissue, re-backing on the book; guarding signatures; attaching loose signatures; modified re-casing; and how to make a four-flap enclosure.
This workshop is the second of a three workshop series and is a pre-requisite for Book Repair III. The Book Repair series of workshops are designed for librarians, archivists, or private individuals who would like to know how best to repair damaged items in their collection. Many techniques will be covered, but mastery will take time and practice. Students are encouraged to rent studio space after taking the workshops to practice the techniques taught.
Pre-requisites: Book Repair I and Bookbinding I or prior bookbinding experience
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: April Smith
Cost: $180 tuition + $15 materials fee
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April Smith received her Master of Library Science degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in the Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from UT Austin in 2002. As part of earning her degree she completed an internship at the Library of Congress in the Rare Book Conservation Lab. After graduation, she worked part-time at the Harry Ransom Center in paper conservation, and part-time as an adjunct professor at UT while starting Booksmith Conservation. April has taught a basic bookbinding class while working at UT and has taught book repair classes through Amigos Library Services and at the Southwest School of Art (San Antonio). She recently completed a course in fine binding at the American Academy of Bookbinding.
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