Catching up on our guestbook posts since we have had a number of important visitors in October from across the pond and beyond.
On October 7, 2016 Yang Guanghui, Deputy Librarian and Yi Le, from the Ancient Documents and Rare Books Department of the Fudan University Library, toured the conservation laboratory with YUL subject librarian, Michael Meng. Our respected guests were very interested in seeing our new facility and especially curious about our general collections program and KaseMake machine. Fudan University Library is in the midst of planning for a new facility of their own, which will include space for training in preservation and conservation.
This Tuesday, October 24th, Conservation & Exhibition Services hosted Suzanne Paul, Keeper of Manuscripts and University Archives at Cambridge University Library. Paul was on her way back to the UK following a conference and made a stop at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Early Modern Curator, Kathryn James arranged for the tour so Paul could see our space and talk with conservators about the Traveling Scriptorium. Paul also got a chance to see a few medieval manuscripts that are currently undergoing treatment or assessment. The Gates Conservation Laboratory is now a ‘must-see’ destination – which offers us so many new opportunities to engage with colleagues from around the world.