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Tacketed Stationery Binding: A two day practical workshop

Essex Record Office

26th-27th March 2020

Tacketed bindings are part of the story of stationery binding and can be found in many forms in English Archive collections. When Conservators from Cumbria and Staffordshire Archive Services both discovered independently that they had fine examples of this intriguing form of binding, they set about making facsimile copies only to find remarkable similarities when compared directly with each other.   

On this course you will…

Explore how tackets have been used in the construction of early stationery bindings and focus on a distinct tacketed binding style that spread across Europe from the medieval period and influenced account bindings into the 19th and 20th centuries. You will produce a book model based on examples found in English regional archives using authentic materials and techniques while considering how the separate elements of this binding contribute towards the functionality of the book and influence later stationery binding styles.

Under the guidance and teaching of…

Richard Nichols ACR, Senior Conservator, Staffordshire Archives

Tony King, Senior Conservator, Cumbria Archives

Fay Humphreys, Conservator, Cumbria Archives

ARA member’s rate: £155 (including materials)

Non-member’s rate: £185 (including materials)

Places are limited book online here.

To apply for a P&C free place (ara members only) click here.

Wellbeing in the Workplace Training Day, 5th November 2018 

Venue: Berkshire Record Office

Further details can be found here

Training Day on Documentation in Conservation, Tuesday 24th April 2018

Venue: Lancashire Archives, Preston

Further details can be found here

Previous Training days

Blade Sharpening Workshop 
Further details here

Group Training Day Presentations

  • Introduction to the Production and Application of remoistenable tissues - presented by Lara Artemis

doc ARA Nov 2010 Introduction to the production and application of remoistenable tissues

SoA Conference 2009  

  • The Derry & Raphoe Diocesan Library project - Alessandro Scola, Book Conservator

Alessandro Powerpoint Presentation

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