Tag Archives: preservation

Preserving pamphlets: our student conservator talks about her work in the Library

We’re lucky to have Beth Franklin, a student conservator, volunteering at the Library this autumn. She’s working on-site to conserve some of the Library’s nineteenth and twentieth century pamphlets. We asked Beth about the kind of work she’s doing here and … Continue reading

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Preservation news: highlights of 2015

Though we are well into January, here’s a look back at some of the exciting and varied work done over the past year to preserve the Library’s collections for future generations of users. We were delighted to have back the … Continue reading

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Cleanliness is a fine life-preserver: a strongroom is cleaned

On venturing into one of our strongrooms on the 19th November you would have been forgiven for thinking you had walked onto the set of a sci-fi film, with men in masks, plastic sheeting and strange equipment. For the last … Continue reading

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A stitch in time

Earlier this year the blog carried a report from a student conservator about some simple repairs she did while on placement in the Library. There was such a warm response, we thought you might be interested to learn more about … Continue reading

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Conservation of Elizabeth Fry’s diaries

One of the most well-known Quakers is the 19th century philanthropist and friend of prisoners, Elizabeth Fry (1780–1845). Nearly all her diaries, covering most of her extremely busy life (spanning the years 1797 to 1845) are held by the Library. … Continue reading

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Rusty staples and red rot: a student conservator reports. Part 2

Sibel Ergener, of West Dean College, continues her guest blogpost on voluntary conservation work she undertook at the Library this summer. The Library of the Society of Friends is a working library with researchers making heavy use of its collections. … Continue reading

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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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