What does it take to flatten photographs that are three or four feet long? A lot of press boards, bricks and weights, and an entire table.
We are creating custom enclosures for materials from the History of Medicine Collection. The fantastic staff of the Conservation Lab made these while I was at the AIC conference.
They left them all on my bench as a welcome-back present. I love evidence of productivity like this, and it is much more satisfying than the other welcome-back present I had…527 emails in my inbox.
Wet ceiling tiles and computers are not a good match. At least we have enough paper towel to clean up the pool of water.
Our anonymous tin-foil artist has returned! A new piece is at the Circulation Desk.
Apparently our new and improved paper towel dispenser had a rough night.
A snap of our boxing and pamphlet binding shelf.
We got a visit from our favorite local artist today. Hoorah! If you are in Perkins, swing by and say hello. Just dont’ ask him where to find a book.
OK, so we here at Preservation Underground are obsessed with the Tin Foil Men. They showed up in the exhibits area, and later in the Chronicle which we also blogged about, and have been blogged about over at The Devil’s Tale.
Today the artist has been placing really large Tin Foil Men around West Campus. What joy these are bringing to the weary campus denizens as we march towards finals week! We like the treasure-hunt aspect of today’s installation. If you get a chance to go outside, don’t forget to look up, there may be something in the trees! Here’s some pictures, if you have any images of your own, we would love to see them!
Duke was giving out H1N1 flu shots today and quite by coincidence I found this ad in a bound set of Women’s Penny Papers
(1889-1890). This book is going into the British Women Writers exhibit
that is being installed on Monday afternoon. Since the paper and binding are fairly fragile, I’m making a custom-fit book cradle so it can be exhibited safely.
It’s also serves as a good reminder to take care of yourself as the semester winds down and the holidays begin. Get plenty of rest, eat right and stay healthy over the break. Otherwise you will be having beef wine for your holiday meal.