Category Archives: workshops

Relying on the Experts

I realize I haven’t posted here for the last year. In part it’s because in February 2017 I began working as book and paper conservator at the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS). Whenever one begins working for a large institution there’s … Continue reading

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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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Buffaloed! Or, Further Adventures in Bookbinding.

Somehow, I’ve made it all the way through the second year of graduate school. This year, I treated thirteen objects, all flat paper, ranging from a black chalk drawing by Jacques-Louis David to a commercial lithograph. During it all, I … Continue reading

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A Summery Summary

So, as far as this blog is concerned, I went to Idaho and promptly dropped off the face of the map. Here is a quick summary of my remaining weeks of summer: I last left you to attend a two … Continue reading

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Books, Hole Punches, And More!

In a few days, I’ll be heading to a workshop by Jim Croft at his home in Northern Idaho. Since the workshop involves making a book (and tools, and paper) from scratch, as well as no internet or cellphone for … Continue reading

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The Paper and Book Intensive

I wrote earlier about the insanity that is end of term. Somehow, despite my best efforts, I’m never as well prepared as I would like to be, and the end of term always passes in a frenzy of papers, exams, … Continue reading

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Two New Posts Up!

As part of the Institute of Fine Arts’ Class of 2016, I also occasionally blog here, at our official class blog. Here, you can see what I did over winter break — and one of the workshops I was lucky … Continue reading

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