Category Archives: Collection care

Rusty staples and red rot: a student conservator reports. Part 1

We’re pleased to present the first of two guest blog posts from Sibel Ergener, a conservation student at West Dean, who recently spent a short but productive fortnight in the Library as a volunteer. Working on-site, with basic equipment, Sibel … Continue reading

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Preservation news: some eighteenth century minute books

Years of use take their toll on books and manuscripts. Even with the most careful handling, moving documents from shelf to trolley, transporting them from the strongroom to the readers’ table or simply opening and closing volumes all put a strain … Continue reading

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