Services‎ > ‎

Training Programs

Karen Vidler has passed on foundation and advanced book & paper conservation skills since 2010. She has taught at an international level, at client studios and at her conservation bindery. She has delivered workshops on collection care for custodians of books and archives. Her teaching programs are underpinned by ICON and AICCM professional standards for the preservation and conservation of cultural heritage. Details of the workshops she has offered at her conservation bindery are below.


Tutor Karen Vidler (PM, AICCM)

 

Workshop 119: Enclosing damaged folio in
Reemay pocket before washing

 

Workshop 120: Attaching sized and coloured
new cloth spine


 


Workshop 121: Attaching sewing cord extensions of linen thread to reattach the board
on a leather binding



 
Basic tool kit for paper repair

 
Shaping repair on a light box

 
Toning repair paper for losses to a
dust jacket


Description:
 Two-day workshop is a combination of demonstrations
and practical work
in the treatment and repair of text blocks under
the guidance of Book & Paper Conservator-Restorer, Karen Vidler.


The Program:
Mechanical cleaning of paper
Washing and resizing paper
Toning repair materials
Tear and loss repair

top of page

 

Toning repair materials for endcap and
corner repairs

 

Attaching new hollow of archival
quality paper

 
Shaping  a new endcap piece

Description:
Two-day workshop is a combination of demonstrations
and practical work
in the repair of cloth bindings under
the guidance of Book & Paper Conservator-Restorer, Karen Vidler.

The Program:
Board reattachment techniques
Spine linings and hollows
Toning repair materials
Endcap and corner repairs
Rebacking a cloth spine

top of page

Workshop 121 Conservation of Leather Bindings

 
Ash testing for tannage type


 
Attaching a cord extension to reattached
a board

 
Paring leather for a spine reback

Description:
Four-day workshop is a combination of demonstrations
and practical work
under the guidance of Book & Paper Conservator-Restorer, Karen Vidler.

The Program:
Bookbinding leather manufact
ure
Common types of deterioration
Ethics and treatment options
Treating degraded leathers
Leather paring and dyeing for repair
Board reattachment and leather rebacking