Friday, March 30, 2012

Workshop - North Bennet Street School Summer Course

Chela Metzger
Introduction to book structures for conservators
Monday - Thursday, July 19 - August 17, no class 7/4: 9:00am - 4:00pm Register
Instructor: Chela Metzger
Course Fee: $2200
This five-week class meets Monday – Thursday each week. Field trips are scheduled for some Fridays, otherwise Fridays are considered work days/open studio. The course is designed to further basic bookbinding bench skills and to explore historic book structures in the context of the conservation of books as historic artifacts. Readings, research on book structures and bookbinding history, and creating models of historic structures are the basis of the course. Class presentations, short essays and online publishing are required. The course is for students who are seriously interested in exploring conservation of books as cultural heritage, and could be used to help develop a portfolio for further work in library/archives conservation, or bookbinding study. Class size is limited. Application requirements include a short personal statement on the role of the class in your work, a phone conversation, and images showing three-dimensional studio work of some kind if possible. Students will need to supply their own hand tools, or purchase them at NBSS. For more information, please contact Chela Metzger

Consuela (Chela) Metzger
Conservator of Library Collections
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735
Phone: 302.888.3381
Fax. 302.888.4838