Longtime readers will remember the banana book, one of the best worst things that has come to the lab over the last 20 years. It has made its return to the Preservation Exhibit Case in our new exhibit, “SOS–Save Our Stuff: How you can help preserve library collections.” The exhibit is viewable during regular library hours on Lower Level 1, outside the Verne and Tanya Roberts Conservation Lab (Perkins 023).
The banana book is just one of several uniquely damaged items on display. Want to see what happens when you use sticky notes? Or attempt DIY book repairs? Come on down!
This little case of horrors is a companion exhibit to “The Library Uncovered: Behind the Scenes with Collections Services in the Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery. This exhibit pulls back the curtain to show the hidden work that it takes to get library materials ready for the shelf or online. To see more blog posts about this exhibit, please visit one of these posts.