Corning Museum of Glass
This is the first of a series of blog posts addressing photographic lighting techniques for transparent glasses.
The Language of Bindings Thesaurus (LoB) is a thesaurus of bookbinding terms for book structures dating from the ninth to the nineteenth century. This project has been partially funded by the AHRC. Contributions to the thesaurus have been made by a number of Contributors during 3 workshops.
The British Library has published advice on the use of white gloves. Essentially, we recommend that it is preferable to handle manuscripts with clean dry hands. Wearing cotton gloves to hold or turn the pages of a book or manuscript actually reduces manual dexterity, and increases the likelihood of causing damage. Gloves also have a tendency to transfer dirt to the object being consulted, and to dislodge pigments or inks from the surface of pages.
This short video demonstrates how not to handle a manuscript wearing white gloves (or, indeed, gloves of any colour).
Harvard’s History of Photography Timeline offers a view into the history of photography through selected photographs in the University’s libraries, museums, and archives. Viewers will be able to explore some of the highlights of Harvard’s rich photographic holdings, which document an encyclopedic range of subjects and include the work of noted nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographers. While not intended as a comprehensive view of the history of the medium, the History of Photography Timeline will continue to expand through contributions from Harvard curators and collections managers.
“In the era of disembodied texts on Kindles, it’s easy to forget that books used to be created entirely by hand.1“
1Scherer, B. L. (2016, Sep 13). ‘Beyond words: Illuminated manuscripts in boston collections’ review: A trove of beautiful books; in the era of disembodied texts on kindles, it’s easy to forget that books used to be created entirely by hand. Wall Street Journal (Online) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezp-prod1.hul…