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New open access e-book collection

Monday, 27 January, 2014 by Nick Brown

Last week Getty Publications launched a Virtual Library providing free access to over 250 backlist titles. The collection comprises titles published by the J.Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute and cover a diverse range … Continue reading

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New Online Resource: Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives Film Collection

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 by Nick Brown

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) at Dunbarton Oaks have recently made available online fourteen films from their collection. Of greatest interest to Courtauld staff and students will be those dealing with the restoration and conservation, during the first … Continue reading

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New Temporary Display at the V&A: Research on Paintings: Technical Art History & Connoisseurship

Wednesday, 13 March, 2013 by Eleanor Keane

17 December 2012 – 22 September 2013 The following exhibition may be of interest to Courtauld students, especially those in the Conservation and Technology Department. The V&A is holding a temporary display looking at recent research on some of the … Continue reading

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Book cleaning CABS book of the month – November

Saturday, 26 November, 2011 by Book Library Team

As a conservator you know why it is important to clean books, but sometimes it feels like you are not making any appreciable difference. Until you take a photograph half way through a cleaning job and you see the value … Continue reading

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Tender loving repairs part 2

Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 by Erica Foden-Lenahan

A couple of months ago I wrote a posting about repairs undertaken by Camberwell book conservation students. Well all the books have now been returned and I’d like to update you on some of the more complicated repairs. One of … Continue reading

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Tender loving repairs

Thursday, 14 April, 2011 by Erica Foden-Lenahan

Some of you may have noticed that there are books on the shelves that have seen better days? Perhaps their covers are torn or the spine has been partially torn off, or maybe it is just a case of the … Continue reading

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Don’t do this to our books!

Saturday, 12 February, 2011 by Book Library Team

Every sticky note label that you put in one of our books leaves a residue. You can clearly see the rectangles in these pictures, where we have removed the labels. They damage in 2 ways -they can actually accelerate the … Continue reading

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