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Volunteering at the Portico – Part 4: Conservation cleaning

For the second day of collections care or conservation cleaning with Jim, myself and another volunteer cleaned 2 shelves of oversized books including the shelf itself (shown in the photograph at the beginning of this post). Very simply we were instructed to do the following: Remove the books from the shelf and carefully carry themContinue reading “Volunteering at the Portico – Part 4: Conservation cleaning”

Volunteering at the Portico, Part 2: Conservation cleaning

On 13th October 2021 myself and another volunteer had our first collections care session with Jim Duff (former book binder and head of collections care for University of Manchester at the John Rylands Library, Main Library and more). The session could be viewed as a basic introduction to the principles of book conservation but alsoContinue reading “Volunteering at the Portico, Part 2: Conservation cleaning”

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I’m Abbie, a recent MA Art Gallery & Museum Studies graduate with the University of Manchester, arts professional working in Visitor Experience and volunteer at the Portico Library. This blog documents and tracks my professional development, seeking opportunities for reflection and learning.

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