Blog post by Rebecca Townsend
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful illuminations from the Gladzor Gospels magnified in incredible detail. Part of my job as Loans Coordinator is to make sure our Head of Conservation, Chela Metzger, inspects the physical condition of all items that might go out on loan to other institutions for exhibits. In this case, Chela was testing the paint consolidation on a few of the leaves from the Gladzor Gospels in preparation for a potential loan in 2018.
For the past ten years, the Audiovisual Preservation Exchange program has been coordinated by graduate students and professors of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program (MIAP) to foster international collaboration and hands-on preservation projects with a variety of archives and collections.
As I’m sure everyone knows from dropping a book in the bathtub, getting paper wet can be bad. However, paper conservation often involves washing paper to help the object.
Over the 2016-2017 academic year, graduate students from across campus engaged in a variety of special collections projects in the Center for Primary Research and Training. Several of them discuss their experience below.
Tori Maches, Digital Archives Program Scholar, Information Studies
Blog post by Maggie Hughes and Kelly Kress
June 8th, 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. In celebration, we’d like to highlight one of his best known works in Los Angeles, the Hollyhock House, with photographs taken in 1928 by Willard Morgan, from the Barbara and Willard Morgan Papers (Collection 2278).
This blog post is the fourth and last in a series which proudly features Library Special Collections Flash Exhbits created by its 2017 Graduating Students.
How do you transport over 140 pounds of supplies and equipment to Cuba to digitize nearly 70 year-old radio broadcasts that were recorded on an extremely fragile format, without the luxury of shipping services and with limited Internet access at your destination for troubleshooting?
Research. Planning. More planning. And developing some mad roadie packing skills.
This blog post is the third in a series which proudly features Library Special Collections Flash Exhibits created by its 2017 Graduating Students.