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[BKARTS] New England Workshop Announcement



Molded Paper Spine Conservation Binding
with Donia Conn
Dartmouth College
August 21, 2004
9:30am - 5pm


The New England Chapter is pleased to announce a one-day workshop with Donia
Conn, Rare Book Conservator at Syracuse University, on a conservation
binding involving the molded paper spine. The workshop will be held at the
conservation lab at Dartmouth College.  Donia will demonstrate how to use
heavy, case-weight paper (University of Iowa PC4) and employ German binding
structures to produce historically sympathetic bindings.  Her technique
allows one to emulate leather bindings, including those with raised
supports.  This recasing method is an excellent and economic alternative to
leather rebinding and rebacking.

Donia Conn was introduced to bookbinding through a required art class at St.
Olaf College in Minnesota.  While a Ph. D. student in Mathematics at the
University of Wisconsin -Madison, she started working with Jim Dast in the
library's book repair department.  After taking bookbinding classes at the
Minnesota Center for Book Arts she entered the Conservation Studies program
at the University of Texas - Austin.  Donia
has interned with Tony Cains at Trinity College, Dublin and J. Frank Mowery
at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC and has worked as a book
and paper conservator for various institutions across the US.   Currently,
she is the Binder-in-Residence at Wells College and is the Rare Book
Conservator at Syracuse University Library.

The workshop fee is $100, plus an additional materials fee of $45.  To
register, please send your contact info (including email address) along with
a check for $145 made out to the Guild of Book Workers to Barry Spence,
Events Chair, 3 Masonic Ave. Shelburne Falls, MA 01370.

If you have any questions about this workshop please contact Barry at
bspence@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or 413-625-2980.

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