Conservation in Action

Adhesive Removal

Pictured right: University of Chicago Library Conservation Specialist Jenny Kim using a steel microspatula to remove old adhesive residue from the pages of a book in the process of rebinding.

Mending on the Light Table

Pictured right: conservation student worker Naomi Jacobs uses a bone folder to press down mends. Naomi is working at the light table, a glass surface lit from below that allows a conservator to mend paper from the back while making sure content on the front is lined up perfectly.

Adhesive Removal

Photo by Melina Avery

Mending on the Light Table

Photo by Melina Avery