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 →
Chantry Library Subject Bibliographies – No. 6: Integrated Pest Management by Amy Crossman and David Pinniger
Despite the unusual circumstances, 2020 has been a busy year for the Chantry Library Bibliographies, with contributions so far on woven fabrics used in conservation, Islamic slipcases, and enamelled metals! We are very happy to introduce our latest bibliography, which will of general interest to conservators as well as librarians, archivists and museum professionals trying... Continue Reading →
Virtual Pest Odyssey Annual IPM Meeting July 8 th 2020 (and an imminent Chantry Library Subject Bibliography
In just over a fortnight the Pest Odyssey Network is holding its annual meeting virtually on 8th July from 12:45-15:45. The title is ‘Pest Off with Covid and Other Stories’, and the implications for integrated pest management of the lockdown is a strong theme! Abstracts can be found at here. Amy Crossman will be speaking... Continue Reading →
New Year, new books! What’s been eating your collection over Christmas?
Welcome to 2020 - and still in a (slightly) festive mindframe our first blog of the year will celebrate a further donation of books from a great supporter of the Library, David Pinniger. A major contributer to the field of Integrated Pest Management, the Library already has a number of David Pinniger's books, as well... Continue Reading →