Archive for the 'curating' Category

Some Pretty Dang Serious Work in Conservation:

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


The Art Conservation Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University is all full of PhD’s and what not.  If you have something real valuable and think it might be slipping away, and have a question, and speak PhD chemistry, you might find this to be a good resource.  If you don’t happen to have the right initials behind your name, you will probably have to hit the Yellow Pages (?) or Google to find a local preservation expert.  But read my articles on Armature Preservation first.  Cheaper then an expert and I don’t speak PhD either!

Gaylord Brothers / Curating Books etc.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


If I had to admit to collect something -other than wood-working tools, it would be books. Very worthy collectible I must say. And very worthy of curatorial care.  I need to tout Gaylord Brothers (http://www.gaylord.com/lobby_gaylordmart.asp?), in this direction.  It seems their biggest market is libraries of every stripe, but they have interesting products.

Of more importance, however, are a couple of free resources -down-loadable .pdf’s actually.  I highly recommend…

Book Craft

I actually recommended this before, but they have a new one….

Guide to Collections Care 

…which is a bit broader in subject -covers photos, paper, and fabric and all.

(One never knows how links might come across in a blog, so if these links don’t get’er done for you, hit their homepage and click on  Request a Catalog -they are at the bottom.

Bill

Taking Care of BOOKS:

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

If I had to admit to collect something -other than wood-working tools, it would be books. Very worthy collectible I must say. And very worthy of curatorial care.  I need to tout Gaylord Brothers (http://www.gaylord.com/lobby_gaylordmart.asp?), in this direction.  It seems their biggest market is labraries of every stripe, but they have interesting products.

Of more importance, however, are a couple of free resources -down-loadable .pdf’s actually.  I highly recommend…

Book Craft

I actually reccomended this before, but they have a new one….

Guide to Collections Care 

…which is a bit broader in subject -covers photos, paper, and fabric and all.

(One never knows how links might come across in a blog, so if these links don’t get’er done for you, hit their homepage and click on  Request a Catalog -they are at the bottom.

Bill