CONSERVATION ENCLOSURES WORKSHOP at the Center for Book Arts / Maria Pisano.

Center for Book Arts – May 21-22, 2016 – 10am-4pm

Protective enclosures are made to support and protect your books from environmental damages.  Additionally for the artist they can also serve as an extension of their book to enhance their presentation and provide an additional surface where one can customize the box to reflect the contents.

Learn to make three simple archival enclosures that enable you to store your books in a acid free protective environment. We will make the archival phase box enclosure used by the Library of Congress, as an alternative to the clamshell box and in addition a case wrapper with hard covers and a self-closing wrapper. If time permits, we will also create storage for a pamphlet. The class will cover do’s and don’ts in conservation enclosures and materials, show examples of damages from bad conservation practices along with learning to measure for custom fit, creating jigs, adhesives, and other helpful hints. For the book artist, librarian and collector. No experience necessary, just come with your books.

Most materials are included in the price; students will need a basic bookbinding kit. See CBA site for more details.

Ms. Pisano, who will teach this workshop is an adjunct professor, teaching papermaking, printing, bookbinding and conservation. Additionally she presents workshops at venues such as The Center for Book Arts in New York, Professione Libro in Italy, The Morgan Conservatory and at her studio. Please refer to the <> for more information on her teaching experience.

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