Save the Date! Conservation and Collections Care Camp 7 at Spring Arbor University: Wednesday November 7, 2018

Keep an eye out for more information to come in August about the theme and schedule, and also a request for presenters!

 

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Conservation and Collections Care Group Survey

Hello Collections Care colleagues!

We have had 6 wonderful Conservation and Collections Care Camps now, and are looking to our group to suggest topics for upcoming meetings. We want to know what you’re interested in- what would be some of the most helpful topics for us to address? What questions or issues do you have that we might be able to focus on during our next camps?

Please click below to give your input in our short 3 question survey, and thank you for your time!

Conservation and Collections Care Survey

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CCCC6 Workshop Presentation and Resources

On November 8th at the Special Collections teaching space in the University of Michigan’s Hatcher Graduate Library we held our 6th Conservation and Collections Care Camp with 19 of our colleagues from all over Michigan attending.

It was another great success, with helpful information shared and useful connections made!

In the morning we had a presentation on exhibit tips by Bexx Caswell-Olson and after a tour of the newly renovated Clements Library led by their conservator Julie Fremuth, 15 of us stayed for the workshop portion of the day led by Bexx and Marieka Kaye. Below you will find the presentation and handout from the meeting.

Looking forward to CCCC7! Stay tuned for a survey about what topics you’d like to see addressed in upcoming camps.

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Exhibit Workshop Handout

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CCCC6- Room Change!

Hi All,

The location for our Conservation and Collections Care Camp 6 Workshop on November 8th has changed:

The workshop will now be held in the new Special Collections teaching space on the 6th floor of Hatcher Graduate Library South. 

Students should enter at the South entrance, which is essentially the back of the building (NOT the entrance off the Diag) and take the elevator to the 6th floor. Special Collections is located through the glass doors located on the left, once exiting the elevator lobby. If you take a wrong turn and need to get in touch, please call Special Collections at 734-764-0400.

Hatcher Graduate Library Location Information

 

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CCCC6 Workshop is full!

Thanks to all those who signed up! Looking forward to seeing you all next Wednesday, Nov. 8th.

If you wanted to sign up but didn’t get a chance to, feel free to still send me your information (cormich@umich.edu). I’ll hang on to it and in the case of someone dropping out or if a second session is offered I can start filling spots from that wait list.

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Last Chance- still 4 spots left for CCCC6 on Nov. 8th!

Hello All!

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 cormich@umich.edu.) – 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

Instructor Biographies:

Marieka Kaye

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

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.

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CCCC6 on Wednesday Nov. 8, 2017: A workshop!

It’s that time again! Conservation and Collections Care Camp is back for round 6, and Marieka Kaye (Conservation Librarian / Conservator, University of Michigan) and Bexx Caswell-Olson (Special Collections Conservator, Michigan State University) will be leading a one day workshop for us on proper exhibition methods for small-scale display of library materials. The workshop will be held at the University of Michigan, Hatcher Graduate Library, Rm. 806 (8th floor), 9 am – 5 pm.

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.

This workshop is limited to 15 participants, on a first come first serve basis. Please send registrations and any questions to Corinne Robertson at cormich@umich.edu. The registration deadline is October 1, 2017. There is the possibility of holding a second workshop if we have enough interest.

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

Instructor Biographies:

Marieka Kaye

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

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.

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