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Benjamin van de Wetering

Handling and care of Archives and Books'

16 August, 11am - 4pm

  • Ballina Public Library
  • Pearse Street, Ballina, Co Mayo
  • F26 R299
  • Co. Mayo

As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations the Jackie Clarke Collection is organising a very special workshop with our document conservationist Benjamin van de Wetering. Benjamin was born into a family of craftworkers, his Father was a cabinet maker and his Uncle a trade bookbinder. After attending art school in the Netherlands he went onto study hand bookbinding and subsequently book and paper conservation at the 'Opleiding Restauratoren' now part of the University of Amsterdam. He moved to Ireland and set up The Ox Bindery with his wife Ineke. As part of the Heritage Week celebrations he will be running a free one day, two part programme as follows:
Wednesday 16th August 2023 – Ballina Library, Pearse St, Ballina,

11.00 - 13.00 Presentation
• PPT presentation 'Handling and care of Archives and Books'
• Introduction to the Archives and Library Damage Atlases
• Q&A
14.00 - 16.00 Practical Session
• Case studies - attendees are welcome to bring their objects of concern for an assessment
• Demonstration of in situ repairs.
As you can imagine this is a unique opportunity to view the incredibly complex and meticulous craft of conservation by a true master of the art. In addition attendees can bring one paper based item of their own for assessment (books, photographs, letters etc.) Spaces are going to be strictly limited so if you wish to express your interest in a place on the workshop please call the Jackie Clarke Collection on 096 73508.


Further Information

Mayo County Council's Jackie CLarke Collection



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