Preservation Week: “The Art of Paper Marbling” workshop

Kelvin Smith Library Preservation Officer Andrew R. Mancuso will lead a workshop on the art of paper marbling, the designs that appear painted on books’ bindings. The workshop will take place Friday, April 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Kelvin Smith Library lobby.

Several historic examples of this art from the library’s Special Collections will be displayed. Participants will be able to create their own sheet of marbled paper; it is therefore advised that attendees wear clothes that can get dirty.

Register through the Kelvin Smith Library CampusGroups page.

About Preservation Week

Preservation Week celebrates preservation in libraries, museums, archives and other cultural institutions that hold historic collections or items of value. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the important role of preservation in extending the life of a library’s collections. These services can include paper repair, re-binding and re-backing.