Damaged books and bound archives: practical first steps

, 9.30 - 16.30
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This training day provides an overview of how books and bound archives become damaged.

This training day is aimed at librarians and archivists. It provides an overview of how books and bound archives become damaged, considers actions to minimise damage, and describes first steps to address common forms of damage. The training day is led by Caroline Bendix ACR (Independent Conservator).

The British Library has collaborated with West Dean College to deliver this course. Find more courses in this series of study days in preservation and collection care for libraries. This study day is suitable for anyone with any involvement with, or responsibility for care of libraries, archives and collections.


Students should arrive by 9.30am for registration.

Class is from 9.30 - 4.30pm.

A working lunch in the Foyle Room is included. 

Your tutor

Caroline Bendix is an accredited freelance library conservator with 38 years' experience working for major national conservation bodies (many on a continuing consultancy basis), cathedrals, churches, synagogues, learned societies/institutions, museums, historic houses, private collections, universities, municipal collections, schools, the Government, Historic Royal Palaces and independent libraries.


When: , 9.30 - 16.30


Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1243 818300
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