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Category Archives: Conservation
While working as a student assistant in the conservation lab of the John J. Burns Library was never something I knew I wanted to do, it has become such an informative part of my career at Boston College. Many who … Continue reading
One of the lucky privileges of being a conservation unit student assistant is the ability to walk through the Burns Library stacks containing over four hundred years of literary and scholastic history, ranging from the history of the Jesuits to … Continue reading
In the final semester of my Boston College career, I have had the good fortune of serving as a Conservation Assistant under Barbara Adams Hebard in the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections conservation lab. As … Continue reading
The John J. Burns Library holds books from the personal library of the eminent nineteenth century Boston lawyer, Robert Morris (1823-1882). The majority of the Morris Library has been housed in the Bostonia Collection, a group of materials aimed at … Continue reading
During the Fall 2014 semester, Professor Virginia Reinburg’s history class “Early Printed Books: History and Craft” was enhanced by integrating books from the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections into the curriculum, and by incorporating hands-on … Continue reading
A new Burns Library exhibit, Commitment to Craftsmanship: Conservation Bookbindings by Mark Esser, is now on display through January 16, 2015. This exhibit is designed to introduce Boston College students to bookbinding and book conservation, explores the training Mark … Continue reading