Thanks to paper conservator Clare Reynolds, who has kindly donated four titles to The Chantry Library, we can read all about the step-by-step binding, construction and design of books, boxes and portfolios; the Paper Museum of Cassiano Dal Pozzo; bookbinding and the care of books, and leather bookbinding in 1905. Thank you to all our... Continue Reading →
Your patience has been rewarded! This is the final image of the linocut print made by the Oxford Conservation Consortium on June 20, 2023 to mark the retirement of Jane Eagan, Head Conservator.
To celebrate Head Conservator Jane Eagan’s retirement from OCC, she chose an afternoon printing session with her team at the Bodleian Library’s Bibliography Room. Jane selected a favourite photo, a composite image showing Grove Cottage before it was refurbished and extended for the Consortium in 2000, as a reminder of her time at OCC. ... Continue Reading →
JUST IN: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR COLLECTIONS – PROCEEDINGS OF 2021: A PEST ODYSSEY, THE NEXT GENERATION. If, like us, your new year’s resolution includes tackling that pile of conservation reading, you might want to check out this new title. To whet your appetite, see the recent book review by OCC’s Head Conservator, Jane Eagan,... Continue Reading →
It's that wonderful time of the year, and we're looking out on a bright frosty scene from the Botanic Gardens, near the Chantry Library. We wish you all the best for the season, and although the Library is closed now, we'll be back again in January 2023 to greet you warmly.
The Chantry Library recently received two new donations from Jesus College Librarian Owen McKnight. Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin by Megan Rosenbloom and National Treasures: Saving the Nation’s Art in World War II by Caroline Shenton. The first has arrived just in time for... Continue Reading →