Conservation Open House at the Boston Athenaeum

Saturday, December 7, will be an exciting day. There is an Open House in the Conservation Lab (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a break from noon – 2:00 p.m.) where you can watch Athenӕum conservators demonstrate techniques they use to stabilize, preserve, and restore the Athenæum’s treasures, including paper-washing, gilding leather with gold leaf and antique brass tools, and mending damaged documents.

In conjunction with this event, we are happy to host Beyond the Athenӕum, a panel discussion at noon with several successful former fellows and interns on their current conservation practices, the influence of the fellowship or internship on their professional growth, and of course, their Athenæum reminiscences. Both events are open to the public. Reservations are not required.

Boston Book Festival

Come join the New England Chapter this Saturday at the Boston Book Festival. We’ll be hosting book arts activities for kids, including pamphlet sewing, paper decoration, accordion structures, pop-ups, printing and a table where kids can learn more about making books and the Guild of Book Workers.

The program will be held in BPL McKim Lower level from 10:15-11:30. For more details about the program you can go to:

Book Arts: Engineering and Sculptural Binding with Carol Barton

Discover the magic of the sculptural book through exploration of three-dimensional and pop-up forms. Learn how to use book structures to help convey your message. Participants will construct a series of pop-ups from simple to more complex glued structures, along with an accordion book, a carousel book, and a tunnel book. This will be an ideal session for book artists, teachers, graphic designers, and anyone who likes to play with paper. Open to all.

Carol Barton is a book artist, curator, and teacher. She is on the faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and she conducts workshops at art centers across the United States. Carol’s work has appeared in exhibitions from South Africa to France to San Francisco, and is held in many private and public collections. Volume 2 of her book The Pocket Paper Engineer won the Indie Book Award for Craft Books in 2008, and Volume 3 was released in May 2012. Carol lives in Glen Echo, Maryland.

Date: January 28 – February 2, 2014
Location: North Country Studio, Bennington VT

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