Working as part of a team to conservse the libraries of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson at Sissinghurst. A project that continued for two months a year over five years and involved treating 11,000 books. The consevation work was conducted in the library at Sissinghurst in view of the public and included giving twice daily talks on the project. The work involved documentation, insitu repairs, folder/bookshoe making.
I work on my own or in a team to conduct coservation and preservation work on location within an historic house, library or archive.
If I need to work on a large volume of material such as rehousing, cleaning, packing etc then it is often easier and more cost effective to work on site.
In situ & Exhibition Preservation & Conservation
The National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent
Book & Archive Exhibitions
• Advise on display case layout
• Acrylic and board cradle making
• Archival mounting
Bespoke clear acrylic cradles made to safely support bound items during exhibition
Middle Temple Law Court Library
To support the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers in their "Adopt A Book" scheme.
Demonstrating Book Conservation Techniques
Working in situ in the basement library
Removing each book from the shelf, assessed its condition, surface cleaning, making protective wrappers etc, returning to cleaned shelves
Folded and torn
Repaired with Japanese tissue and mounted for exhibition
Letters, Capability Brown
Book & Archive Conservation