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Marking and labelling objects and their containers

One of our Oxford Conservation Consortium Conservators recently attended a workshop hosted by the ARA Section for Archives and Museums on Labelling Objects (and their containers) presented by Anita Hollinshead. Labelling links an object to the information held about it by the custodian institution. It should be carried out as part of the accessioning process,... Continue Reading →

New donations

Following Libraries Week, the Chantry Library is celebrating by adding two new publications to our shelves, a kind donation from Historic Royal Palaces. They both provide invaluable guidance for filming in heritage settings and putting on conservation-friendly events in spaces where collections are on display. Your guide to safe, successful and conservation-friendly events Just some... Continue Reading →

NEW BOOKS

The Chantry Library is the grateful recipient of a donation of books from Bob Child’s personal library, given by his wife, Valentine Walsh Child. Through this very generous donation of some 30 books, we have improved our sections on identification of materials (bone, ivory, wood), moulds and biological deterioration, church furnishings and buildings conservation, along... Continue Reading →

Cataloguing the Collection: A Sneak Peak

Today we have a guest post from Will Shire, Assistant Librarian at Magdalen College, Oxford, who has been helping to catalogue new acquisitions to the Chantry Library collection. Will has catalogued a whopping 97 items for us so far, for which we are extremely grateful! Here, he picks out some of his favourite finds. For... Continue Reading →

Chantry Library Subject Bibliography No. 7: Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Bookbindings

We are delighted to announce a new Chantry Library Subject Bibliography by Georgios Boudalis, Head of Book and Paper Conservation at the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki.  This bibliography results from Boudalis’ longstanding interest in Byzantine/post-Byzantine bookbinding (along with other eastern Mediterranean binding traditions) which began with his start in conservation in 1997, working in... Continue Reading →

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