Talk:BPG Animal Skin and Leather

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I suggest the following text for the section on Conservation Treatments - Modern.--Kkelly (talk) 08:35, 9 February 2021 (CST)

In 2000 and 2011, surveys were conducted of leather conservation practices in common use in conservation labs (St. John 2000, and Teper and Straw 2011). [Note, these links should work once they are added to the main content page]. These practices included the use of

  • repair materials (new leather, Japanese paper, western papers, book cloth, and other cloth)
  • techniques (tissue hinges, linen hinges, board tacketing, board slotting, and sewing support extensions)
  • adhesives used (paste, methylcellulose, PVA, Lascaux 498 and 360HV, gelatin, and hide glue)
  • toning (aniline dye, acrylic, watercolors, etc.)
  • surface treatments (SC6000, Renaissance Wax, Klucel G, red rot cocktail, leather dressing)

In 2018, a symposium was held that discussed the use of leather in bookbinding. The proceedings were published (Hebert Kaye 2018) and also made into a wiki page: Use of Leather in Book Conservation.


I suggest adding the following citation:--Kkelly (talk) 08:35, 9 February 2021 (CST)

Hebert, Henry and Marieka Kaye, moderators. 2018. "Pre-Meeting Symposium: The Current Use of Leather in Book Conservation." The Book and Paper Group Annual 37.

A nice addition would be images to help identify goat, sheep, and calf leather --Kkelly (talk) 14:56, 28 May 2015 (CDT)