Posts by Cecilia

Make it floral – A modified Japanese stab binding

Nowadays, when thinking of traditional Japanese bindings, stab bindings are the ones that come to mind. Originally coming from China,...

“Mischief managed” – unlocking epistolary writing

How secure do you want – or need – your message to be? Nowadays, emails, Messenger, Whatsapp and electronic communication have...

12th century English limp tawed skin binding model

In October 2017 I attended a three-day workshop organised by the ICON Book and Paper group at the British Library...

Tooling away! Gold-finishing workshop at the British Library

In May 2017, I attended a workshop about gold-finishing. The course was held at the British Library taught by Doug...

A conservation variation for the Ethiopic binding

Following a strong wish to deepen my knowledge of non-Western bookbindings, both to widen my experience as a conservator and...

15-16th century Al-Andalus binding model

In early August 2016 I had the chance to attend a one-week workshop as part of the Montefiascone Project, Italy...

Torn, wrinkled, stained and otherwise naughty sheets

A talk by Andrew Honey, British Library 9th of March 2017 How can we, as conservators, interpret paper flaws? This...

Hebrew scrolls

During my work at the Chester Beatty Library as the 2015-2016 Heritage Council Intern, I had the opportunity to work...

Ashmolean Loan, Oxford (UK) – “Power and Protection: Art and the Supernatural in the Islamic World”

During my work at the Chester Beatty Library as the 2015-2016 Heritage Council Intern, I was able to work on...

Collection rotations

Collection rotations are part of the on-going work of the Chester Beatty Library conservation studio. Since the beginning of my...