Etherington Conservation and Bynon Art Services Restore Dolley Madison Carriage Trunk
The Greensboro Historical Museum has announced an upcoming event on March 26 titled, “Draped in Legend: A Velvet Dress, a Carriage Trunk and a First Lady.” This exhibit will feature the red velvet dress of the former first lady Dolley Madison along with her leather-covered carriage trunk, which was recently conserved by our own Brenda Parsons.
Acme Bookbinding and The HF Group to merge!
Charlestown, MA and Chesterland, OH – Acme Bookbinding Company (Acme) and The HF Group (HFG) are pleased to announce a new partnership of these two established family businesses. “The book manufacturing industry has experienced rapid change as the Internet Revolution has necessitated new products and services. With this merger, Acme and HFG not only leverage their strengths in mature markets, but increase their capacity in growing markets. Acme and HFG, while growing and investing in these new markets will continue to preserve historic treasures, build tomorrow’s collectible, convert analog to digital for wider access, store and secure data, deliver a book that memorializes a life, or a creative dream, and with a product that always brings a smile,” said Paul Parisi, President of Acme. To read the full press release follow this link:
The Society of American Archivists’ National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives offers grants (initially up to $2000) to assist with recovery after a disaster. These are available to any repository holding archives or special collections. For additional information please follow the link below. http://www2.archivists.org/news/2008/national-disaster-recovery-fund-for-archives
BBC News: Spanish Fresco Restoration Botched by Amateur
THE HF GROUP IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW SERVICE AND DIVISION DEDICATED TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS RESTORATION AND REFORMATTING. Please visit us again for updates and the link to the new web site coming in the New Year. To read the full press release follow this link:
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Paper Mending Workshop @ Etherington Conservation
On Wednesday, March 28th, I was fortunate to travel to the Etherington Conservation Center and attend a paper mending workshop sponsored as part of the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) Annual Conference at UNCG. The workshop was taught by Director of Conservation, Michael Lee…… (to read more about the workshop follow this link – ZSRL Blog) LIBRARY SEEKS TO SAVE JEFFERSON’S PAPERS Article extracted from Style Weekly Magazine – Leslie Courtois, ECS Senior Conservator, highlighted. This project was funded in part by a Save America’s Treasures grant. Tour America’s Treasures Blog Features Thomas Jefferson PapersThe Library of Virginia’s effort to conserve the Gubernatorial Papers of Thomas Jefferson is presented in the Tour of America’s Treasures blog.
Now Available for Purchase
Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology by Matt T. Roberts and Donald G. Etherington Drawings by Margaret R. Brown A National Preservation Program Publication ISBN O-8444-0366-O Cost: $75 plus shipping To order your reprint of the dictionary please contact ECS at 800-444-7534 or by e-mail.