Posts tagged with conservation in Blog Beyond the Reading Room

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two women standing at a bench face each other in conversation as one works on a book
November 2, 2022
  • Marieka R Kaye
Do you have questions about how our conservators care for our collection materials? 4th November is #AskAConservator Day! Conservators Marieka Kaye and Amy Crist will be responding to your questions over on Twitter.
The engraving on the gem shows a man in a loincloth bent over, cutting stalks of wheat with a hooked tool
October 25, 2022
  • Shannon Zachary
Have you been traveling? Visiting exhibits at museums and libraries? Check out materials from our collections currently out on loan for exhibition!
Photographs show before (left) and after (right) treatment. The matching adhesive stains can be seen on the back of the map and the back cover of the scrapbook. The “after treatment” photo shows the final step of treatment which involves placing each page into a Mylar “L” sleeve, protecting the object while keeping it accessible.
April 20, 2022
  • Brooke Murphy
Conservation Technician, Brooke Adams, describes the complex treatment of an International Good Roads Tour Scrapbook, part of SCRC's Transportation History Collection. The scrapbook was compiled by William Sydnor Gilbreath Sr., a businessman and strong supporter of the Good Roads Movement (GRM). The scrapbook was created during Gilbreath’s participation in the 1920 International Good Roads Tour through Michigan and southeastern Ontario.
spines of three bound books stacked on top of each other
April 4, 2022
  • Marieka R Kaye
Join the Special Collections Research Center next Tuesday (12 April) at 4 pm EDT for our final After Hours virtual open house of the term featuring the collection of William Morris’s Kelmscott Press books held at the Special Collections Research Center
image of an open pop-up book with view of koala bear leaping into pond surrounded by cattails and frogs
March 4, 2022
  • Amy Crist
Third in a series of guest posts from Shaoyi Qian, summer 2021 Baker Fellow at the U-M Library's conservation lab, describing her work on several pop-up and moveable books.
cover a book with writing above and below a colored drawing of a boat on the sea with fish
January 20, 2022
  • Amy Crist
Second in a series of guest posts from Shaoyi Qian, summer 2021 Baker Fellow at the U-M Library's conservation lab, describing her work on several pop-up and moveable books.
December 16, 2021
  • Amy Crist
First in a series of guest posts from Shaoyi Qian, summer 2021 Baker Fellow at the U-M Library's conservation lab, describing her work on several pop-up and moveable books
Mich. Ms. 152, lower edge, before treatment. 2/27/2019
September 11, 2020
  • Brooke Murphy
There are many beautiful and fascinating medieval and Renaissance manuscripts that can be viewed in the reading room of the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). Out of the hundreds of manuscripts found at U-M, copied in many languages and representing various cultural traditions, including those of western Europe, Byzantium, and Islam, I will be focusing on Mich. Ms. 152, an extraordinary medieval manuscript containing St. Augustine's De doctrina christiana.
New clamshell box for Mich. Ms. 130
March 26, 2020
  • Kyle Clark
The Renaissance and Medieval Manuscript Collection belonging to the University of Michigan Library consists of an impressive array of medieval and early modern manuscripts from multiple cultures and languages, including Greek, Latin, Armenian, and Ethiopian. Fortunately, many of the manuscripts within this collection have largely been left in their original bindings and most damages have gone untreated.
X-ray image showing a section of the lower board and spine of Mich. Ms. 79. Courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts Preservation Department.
March 12, 2020
  • Kyle Clark
The University of Michigan Library and the Detroit Institute of Arts have recently collaborated in a project to produce x-ray images of the hidden structure inside a fourteenth-century Greek manuscript binding.