Book Repair Advanced Workshop

Do you have local or unique items in your archives, manuscripts, special collections, or local history collection in need of a little TLC?

Join us to learn about a variety of preservation strategies and advanced repair techniques.

Participants will:

  • participate in decision-making and product evaluation for rare, brittle, and fragile books,
  • make stabilizing preservation decisions, and
  • evaluate rehousing and boxing options.

Techniques include:

  • pamphlet binding,
  • multiple signature binding,
  • paper repair with wheat starch paste and Japanese tissue,
  • appropriate use of heat set tissue, and
  • encapsulation techniques.

Attendees will receive a supply kit (and list of handy materials) to take back to their institutions.