We still have 4 spots left for the Conservation and Collections Care Camp Workshop on November 8th at the University of Michigan, Hatcher Graduate Library, Rm. 806 (8th floor), 9 am – 5 pm. The registration deadline has passed, but if you’d still like to go please shoot me an email to sign up (Corinne Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.) – we’d love to fill these last 4 spots!
Information on the workshop is below:
Marieka Kaye (Conservation Librarian / Conservator, University of Michigan) and Bexx Caswell-Olson (Special Collections Conservator, Michigan State University) will be leading this one day workshop for us on proper exhibition methods for small-scale display of library materials.
In the morning there will be a lecture on preservation issues related to exhibiting library materials. The lecture will be followed by a tour around the galleries at U-M to discuss exhibition issues.
The afternoon will bring us the hands-on portion of the workshop, building basic book cradles and display stands from board. There will be a discussion and demonstration of proper frames and framing methods, and a discussion of commercially available exhibition mounts.
Refreshments will be provided in the morning. Lunch can be purchased locally, within walking distance of the library.
Hope to see you there!
Parking & directions
Marieka has been the Conservation Librarian/Conservator for the U-M Library since 2013, after serving as a book and paper conservator for 8 years at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. She received a Master’s and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College and a Master’s of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Marieka began to work in the field of library conservation as a Preservation Assistant at Brandeis University in 1998. She went on to work as Library Preservation Assistant at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Conservation Assistant for Exhibitions and Loans at the New-York Historical Society. She also completed advanced internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s book lab, New York City Municipal Archives, Syracuse University, Etherington Conservation Services, and the University of California Los Angeles.
Bexx Caswell-Olson is the Special Collection Conservator at Michigan State University. She has previously worked in the conservation labs at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, and Iowa State University. She has also worked in private practice. Bexx holds a Certificate in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a Master’s of Library Science from Simmons College. She is President of the Guild of Book Workers, a national organization dedicated “to all the book arts”. In addition to her passion for bookbinding and conservation, Bexx also has an affinity for bibliomysteries, seed bead weaving, gardening, and vegan baking.