Monuments Man and Art Conservator George Stout

George Leslie Stout was one of the United States of America’s first art conservators. Stout worked in Cambridge, Massachusetts as the head of the first Conservation Department in…

Art & architecture & planning

A Visit from the Smithsonian Institution’s Director of Research and Scientific Data Management

Last week the Curation and Preservation Services department of MIT Libraries had the pleasure of hosting Thornton “Thorny” Staples...

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Thanks, MIT music, for your dulcet tones.

This week was an all-things-MIT-Music for the conservation lab. We de-installed the “Noteworthy Connections” exhibition in the Maihaugen Gallery  featuring the music treasures…

Preservation & conservation

Bound by Hand–Bookbindings created in the Libraries’ Conservation Lab

Today is the first day of two Individual Activity Program (IAP) classes the conservation lab is offering. Participants are learning how to transform paper, cloth, board,…

Archives & MIT history

Exploring tools for digital archives

Curious about how the MIT Libraries are working to archive and preserve the digital record and primary sources for the Institute? Check out Digital Archivist Kari Smith’s…

Preservation & conservation

Halloween treat: Monster Book of Monsters’ transformation

There have been spooky happenings in the Maihaugen Gallery this Halloween. A medieval chant book, originally from the fifteenth or sixteenth century, has inexplicably transformed into a Harry…

Music

Save your sound!

Do you have videos of family events, audio recordings of music recitals, or other personal audiovisual treasures? Save your recordings and share…

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McGovern wins Society of American Archivists (SAA) award

Nancy McGovern, MIT Libraries’ Head of…

Preservation & conservation

Dambrogio named as MIT Libraries’ new conservator

Jana Dambrogio will join the staff of the MIT Libraries in…

Preservation & conservation