DB/SoB Joint Weekend Workshops
Conservation Packaging - Fitted Wrappers and Archival Storage
Tutor: Ann-Marie Miller
Conservation housing and enclosures are an essential weapon in the preservation armory. Well-fitting protection is the first way to minimize the risk of damage from transportation and handling. This 2-day course will cover various types of conservation enclosures, such as phase wrappers and their variations, archival book shoes, and fascicules. Participants will make each housing option following step-by-step instructions to ensure a made-to-measure finish. You will learn about both the manufacture of the structures themselves and be able to make informed choices about when to use them. Please bring along books that need housing made for them, you will be provided with materials and practical instruction so that you can become familiar with the necessary materials and tools in a safe environment with an expert on hand.
Materials cost £25 per person, payable on the day.
Ann-Marie Miller is an accredited book and archives conservator based in London, and has run a private workshop, Codex Conservation, for the last 8 years. She works for a broad range of institutional clients and private collectors from national museums and libraries to corporate and educational archives. She also provides teaching; helps to set up new museum spaces; and is a Collection Care consultant supporting digitisation programmes and funding bids. Previously, she worked for 7 years at the British Library, achieving accredited status in 2007. Ann-Marie attained a post-graduate diploma and masters in conservation at Camberwell College of Arts, after studying the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art.