Fundamentals of Book Conservation

The Fundamentals of Book Conservation

Speaker: Samantha Couture, Flyleaf Bindery

Date: September 20, 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305

Admission: $5.00; Free for Schenectady County Historical Society members

A presentation of the general principles of the conservation of books. Samantha Couture will discuss the decision-making process of conservation, from initial examination through final treatment. Demonstrations of conservation techniques and bookbinding structure will be included.

Samantha Couture has twenty years of experience in book conservation, beginning with her early training at Cornell University. She is a Professional Associate of the American Institute of the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and runs Flyleaf Bindery, a private practice conservation and hand binding studio.

For more information, please contact Librarian Melissa Tacke at 518-374-0263, option 3, or by email at librarian@schenectadyhistorical.org. The Schenectady County Historical Society is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking behind the building and overflow parking next door at the YWCA.