Document Type

Article

Date

3-1-2012

Keywords

conservation, education, training, apprenticeship, treatment, digitization, ethics

Disciplines

Art and Materials Conservation | Book and Paper | Library and Information Science

Description/Abstract

I write this from the perspective of an apprentice-trained bookbinder and conservator who has spent most of his career working in academic research libraries in the US, work that has included working primarily with special collections, but also heavily used circulating collections and digitization. During this time I have also worked with many other conservators, interns from conservation/preservation programs and students of museum studies and librarianship. While the mission ensuring the long-term health of and continued access to the Library’s collections has not changed, how we do that work and prioritize activities has. This has been a result of changes in staffing, funding, and the priorities of the organization writ large.

Additional Information

Peter D. Verheyen, "Pragmatism and Compromise in Conservation", e-conservation magazine 23 (2012) pp. 8-10, http://www.e-conservationline.com/content/view/1048

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Creative Commons License


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.