On Tuesday afternoon, June 7th, Conservation & Exhibition Services hosted a Traveling Scriptorium session for the students in Professor Tom Olsen’s ” FROM GUTENBERG TO GOOGLE BOOKS.” Students learned about inks, parchment production, and medieval bookbinding. Thank you to Marie-France Lemay, Karen Jutzi, and Laura O’Brien-Miller for presenting a great program.
Traditional tools and materials used in gilding.
Marie-France Lemay demonstrates the use a quill.
Historical binding models based on examples from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library collections.
Tom Olsen looks on as students listen to Marie-France explain the technique for writing with quills.
Students end their time in the lab writing with quills on paper and parchment.
Sr. Conservation Techncian Karen Jutzi shows students how parchment sheets were folded to create quires.
Book & Manuscript Conservator Laura O’Brien-Miller describes the scraping and liming process for making parchment from a animal skin.