Letterlocking and Early Italian Archival Bindings
Come to the Wunsch Conservation Lab and use handmade paper, ink, wax, and seals to letterlock and bind books in three historically-accurate binding styles. Participants will learn how to paper engineer, build physical security, and add authentication enhancements into their documents in the medieval style. The class will view original manuscripts based on archival storage systems of Italian legal and accounting documents from the 13th-17th-centuries and learn the difference between a filza, a gathered and tied binding, and a journal made with parchment tackets.
Location: 14-0513 Wunsch Conservation Lab (Basement of Hayden Library)
- Thursday, January 12, 2017
- 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Classes & workshops