Tip and Tricks: Week 10

Week 10/2017: If in doubt DO NOT try! Rationale: When attempting to cleaning metal it is important to know that metals and their surfaces are porous and can be damaged very clearly. Therefore if you are not sure how to clean the items do not try ask a conservation...

Tips and Tricks: Week 30

Week 30: Keep your hands clean! Rationale: Oils from skin can become embedded to the fabric and dust will collect on it. This will lead to a shorter life span on the object and expensive clean. To review the how list of the Tips and Tricks Click here. Share...

Tips and Tricks: Week 29

Week 29: Use foam or book supports for larger books. Rationale: This will allow the support of the boards right up to the joint with the spine. The weight of the book is taken by the support wedges and not the spine and the joints. They also restrict how far the book...

Tips and Tricks: Week 28

Week 28: Beware the Red Rot Rationale: Red Rot is the result of a reaction between leather and airborne sulfuric acid, formed when sulfur dioxide combines in the atmosphere with oxygen and moisture. It will attack vegetable-tanned leather. The leather ultimately...
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