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Constructing Tuxedo Boxes for Your Book Collection (Philadelphia, PA)

Presented By: The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Description: Quality book enclosures serve a number of important functions, as they protect books from light, dust, and pests; buffer sensitive book materials against environmental changes that can cause distortion and shrinkage; and provide physical protection for fragile or damaged books. This hands-on workshop will discuss the types of books that benefit most from enclosure, and will provide step-by-step instructions for making inexpensive, custom-fit book boxes from alkaline card stock. Known as tuxedo boxes because of their elegant fit, these enclosures are appropriate for small to medium-size books.

Location: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University


Speaker: Renee Wolcott, Book Conservator, CCAHA

Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (choose a session when registering)

Fee: $50 (includes materials)

For more information and to register, please click here.