Islamic Bindings

Islamic Bindings: A Conservator’s Perspective on Form and Function
An Ilustrated lecture by Katherine Beaty
Schlesinger Library, Cambridge MA
July 28, 2010.  6:00 PM

Another installment in our series co-sponsored by the North Bennet Street School: Katherine Beaty, rare book conservator at Harvard College Library, will describe and illustrate the fundamentals of Islamic bookbinding structure and conservation challenges.  Katherine will provide a compilation of imagery drawing upon selected examples from the Library of Congress, as well as Harvard’s recent Islamic Heritage Digitization Project.

This lecture is in conjunction with the North Bennett Street School’s workshop on Islamic Bindings, taught by Katherine on July 29-31.  For workshop information and online registration please see

The lecture is free and open to the public.


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