Students with previous bookbinding or restoration experience (intensive)

Conservation of Leather Bindings

Four-day workshop is a combination of demonstrations
and practicals under the guidance of Book & Paper Conservator-Restorer, Karen Vidler.

The Program:

  • Bookbinding leather manufacture
  • Common types of deterioration
  • Condition assessment and testing methods
  • Ethics and treatment options
  • Treating degraded leather
  • Leather paring and dyeing for repair
  • Board reattachment and spine repair