By Grace White

“Tools of Conservation” showcases some of the tools we use in book and paper conservation.  Small items such as scalpels, brushes and bone folders are displayed, as well as materials like Japanese paper and sewing threads.  It would have been impossible to fit a full size press in the display case, so a miniature version is presented alongside some tiny creations (since I love miniatures).  A digital display lets viewers see the tools in use.

Reviews so far have been positive, including “They look like medieval torture instruments!”

The exhibit is open during regular Perkins/Bostock hours. We are located on the Lower Level (same level as the Link), by Perkins Room 023.  Come and have a look!

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4 Responses to Instruments of Torture (Our New Exhibit is Up!)

  1. Andy Keck says:

    When the exhibit starts with “bone folders”, the imagination does run a little wild.

  2. Beth Doyle says:

    True that Andy!

  3. Grace White says:

    I hadn’t even thought of that! I guess bone folder does sound rather ominous.

  4. Melissa says:

    I love the mini-book press being used by the drawing mannequin!

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