Adam Larsson, Conservator, Uppsala University Library

Adam Larsson, Conservator, Uppsala University Library



Monday, February 10, 2014 - 6:30pm

Main Library, 2nd floor, room 2032

2014 marks the 30th year of the UI Library Conservation Lab! We begin a year of celebratory events starting with an evening lecture.

Lars­son stud­ied book­bind­ing and book and paper con­ser­va­tion at Hantver­kets Folkhogskola School in Lek­sand, Swe­den. Since 1994 he has worked as a book con­ser­va­tor at the Car­olina Redi­viva (Upp­sala Uni­ver­sity Library) in Swe­den. In his work he has per­formed con­ser­va­tion treat­ments on a great vari­ety of dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als: 2000 year-old papyrus frag­ments, books from Coper­ni­cus’ own library, medieval man­u­scripts, fire and water dam­aged books and also mate­r­ial from the maps and prints depart­ment at the Library. Adam has lec­tured and con­ducted classes and work­shops at insti­tu­tions and book­bind­ing guilds in Swe­den, Fin­land, Eng­land, Italy, Jor­dan and the United States. He spent a month study­ing the tech­nique and con­ser­va­tion of Byzan­tine man­u­scripts in Greece, and has taken classes in book con­ser­va­tion with teach­ers Anthony Cains, Nicholas Had­graft, Jim Bloxam, Maria Fred­er­icks and many oth­ers.

All are welcome!