To slightly misquote Avery Aames, of A Cheese Shop Mystery fame: ‘Libraries are great. Cheese makes them better’. The Chantry Library recently received some publications from Jane Thompson Webb and colleagues from the Birmingham Museums Trust that are certainly helping us on our ‘whey’. The Museum was undergoing refurbishment which coincided with the relocation of... Continue Reading →
MAINTAINING THE RECORD AT CHANTRY LIBRARY!
The Chantry Library has a complete set of IPC’s The Paper Conservator and holds a back up copy as well just in case. We have a few gaps in the second set and this month we’re very grateful to paper conservator and Camberwell alumna, Deborah Willis, for offering two issues that we were missing. Deborah... Continue Reading →
Paintings Conservators, Take Note!
We have had a number of donations from well wishers recently and the latest comes from Irina Dolgikh who has given the Library some fantastic books on conservation of paintings. Irina trained in painting conservation with... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Newly-catalogued: report on Milka Ternina’s dress and cloak
Being locked down presents the chance to get round to some interesting items on your "to do" list - in the Chantry Library that means cataloguing some of the more obscure titles that have come the Library's way over the years. This short blog post is about one such volume, originating in Zagreb. One reason... Continue Reading →