Conservation conversations: making models

Conservation conversations: making models

Conservation conversations: making models
Friday 24 September 2021 to Tuesday 28 September 2021
Friday 24 September 2021 to Tuesday 28 September 2021
  • two people working on conservation of a book
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Art and culture, Humanities, Museums and collections

Join the Conservation team at the University Library as they discuss and demonstrate the making of model books as part of their work to preserve medieval manuscripts for the Polonsky Foundation Greek Manuscripts Project. Our expert conservators will present some of their work, show some of the techniques they use and answer questions submitted by you, the audience.

We would welcome questions submitted in advance of this session. Please share your questions with the Conservation team on Twitter: @theULSpecColl #PolonskyGreek

This session has been pre-recorded and will be available for the duration of the Alumni Festival, there is no booking required. The pre-recorded video will be available here from Friday 24 September at 9am.

Speakers

Dr Chris Burgess

Chris Burgess

Dr Chris Burgess is responsible for developing the public programme of Cambridge University Library, including exhibitions. 

Marina Pelissari

Image of Marina Pelissari working on a book

Marina Pelissari graduated with an MA in Books and Archival Materials from Camberwell College of Arts (London) in 2019. Marina is interested in early book structures, medieval manuscripts and parchment conservation. 

Shaun Thompson

Image of Shaun Thompson working on a book

Shaun Thompson is a traditionally trained bookbinder with over thirty years’ experience and a passionate advocate for the importance of hand bookbinding skills in book conservation. 

Contact

Events Team
Email: 
festival@alumni.cam.ac.uk