IS 590PC Preservation and Conservation for Special Collections Care

This course is meant to build on previous coursework in Preservation, Special Collections and/or Rare Book Curation, will focus on the physical structure and chemical composition of book, paper, and photographic materials. Students will learn how historic and modern library and archives materials are produced, how they age and potentially deteriorate, and different approaches for their physical care. Class work will be split between traditional lectures and readings as well as hands-on projects in book construction and minimally invasive treatments and stabilization mechanisms. The goal will be to educate students to a level at which they can effectively communicate with conservation and preservation professionals, as well as set educated priorities and expectations for the care of their collections.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2020

    • IS590PC
      Wed, 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      Room ARR
      This course meets at the Conservation Lab located at 809 S. Oak St., Champaign. Preservation and Conservation for Special Collections Care
      Quinn Ferris, Jennifer Teper
      16 weeks
      Credit hours

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).