JAIC 1997, Volume 36, Number 3, Article 5 (pp. 233 to 244)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1997, Volume 36, Number 3, Article 5 (pp. 233 to 244)

CONSTRUCTION OF ACRYLIC BOOK CRADLES

LINDA A. BLASER


ABSTRACT—Many people in the conservation field who are also involved in exhibition installation have had experience creating supports designed to hold open books while on exhibit. Those supports have often been devised through a system of trial and error, and an improper support can have serious effects on displayed books. This article describes the steps involved in measuring a book for a cradle and in fabricating the cradle. It also gives information about supplies, as well as some cautionary guidelines. The instructions are presented to be as accessible as possible to all people involved in the exhibition of open books.
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Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. DRAFTING THE BOOK'S PROFILE
3. CREATING THE PATTERN FOR THE ACRYLIC CRADLE
4. FABRICATING THE CRADLE
1. APPENDIX
a: Appendix , Author Information
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Copyright 1997 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works