Wednesday, June 1, 2016

“Adhesives for Book and Paper Conservation” with Cathleen A. Baker


The Southeast Chapter of the GBW is sponsoring this all-day workshop for book and paper conservators, focused on several water-based adhesives, including wheat-starch paste, and two cellulose ethers, methylcellulose and the not- yet-common sodium carboxymethylcellulose. A short introduction to the properties of these adhesives will be followed by slides, demonstrations, and hands-on activities including preparing these adhesives, making pre-coated papers for repairs and overall linings, treating cloth-lined varnished maps, removing old adhesives and guards, and surface cleaning.

This one day workshop is ideal for conservators and non-conservators alike--anyone who uses adhesives for whatever reason and at any level.

Cathleen A. Baker, FAIC, has been teaching adhesives (and other) workshops for more than 3 decades. She is an AIC-recognized teacher of book and paper conservation, and in 2010 she wrote the award-winning reference book, From the Hand to the Machine. Nineteenth-Century American Paper and Mediums: Technologies, Materials, and Conservation. She recently retired from the University of Michigan Library where she was Conservation Librarian. She is now concentrating on her successful publishing business, The Legacy Press (, which issues Books about the Printing, Paper, and Bookbinding Arts.

Charleston Library Society
164 King St.
Charleston, SC 29401

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

$100 – Members of GBW
$150 – Non-members
Minimum 10, maximum 16.
Registration deadline August 6, 2016

Follow this link for online registration

All questions regarding registration should be directed to Jim Stovall, SEGBW Events Chair