Category Archives: book conservation

Leading a Conservation Workshop in Pakistan

On December 22nd, I had the unique opportunity to lead a workshop at the National Museum of Pakistan in Karachi, the city in which I spent most of my childhood. Arranged by the Mohatta Palace Museum, the workshop included nine attendees … Continue reading

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From The Lab: Stabilizing A Tattoo Sketchbook

For the last three months or so, I’ve been interning at the New York Historical Society. One of the more interesting projects I completed there was the stabilization of a tattoo sketchbook which will be featured in an upcoming exhibit. The … Continue reading

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A DIY Brush Rest

It is a truth universally acknowledged* that a brush covered with adhesive must be placed somewhere. And if you’re like me, it drives you slightly insane when it’s placed on something and promptly rolls off, smearing said adhesive over your … Continue reading

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I’m back!

After having let this blog languish for far too long, I’m back, with renewed good intentions to keep it updated. The past year has been a whirlwind of activity. In September, I moved to Cambridge for a final year internship at … Continue reading

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Catch me if you can!

Here is the problem with a blog: one begins it assuming that the status quo will remain, and then life happens and you realize that months, if not actual years have gone by. A quick update: At this point, I am … Continue reading

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Musical Mystery Tour

Right after I got back from Belgium, I began an internship at the Gladys Brooks Conservation Lab at the New York Academy of Medicine, where I’ll be working the rest of the summer. My very first project was to make a book … Continue reading

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Exploring the Villa Acton Libraries

* This post was originally written for the Villa la Pietra blog, where it will be posted later this summer. Villa la Pietra, bequeathed to NYU by Sir Harold Acton in 1994, is a site for collaboration between various university bodies, … Continue reading

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