Under Covers: The Art and Science of Book Conservation
March 26 - October 11, 2013
Conservators at the University of Chicago Library keep collections safe and intact for future scholars by combining traditional craft with a knowledge of current research on processes of deterioration. Under Covers: The Art and Science of Book Conservation reveals the techniques conservators use to preserve and repair materials in the state-of-the-art Conservation Laboratory in the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. The exhibit explores issues affecting modern and older library materials and shows conservators employing the newest scientific research in their work. A web version of the exhibit is also available for viewing.
This exhibit coincides with the American Library Association's Preservation Week (April 21-27, 2013).
Location: The John Crerar Library, Atrium, 5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago
Public Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.