Cheyenne prepares for a collections disaster workshop
Between June and August 2012, Conservation Services hosted summer intern Cheyenne Bsaies. Most recently from Virginia, Cheyenne completed a condition survey of a new collection of 16th-18th century rare books, constructed complex enclosures for oversize rare books with metal bosses and clasps, and helped organize a training session for the Collections Emergency Response Team on responding to large-scale disasters. The training was put to good use during one of Cheyenne’s last days when a water main break in the Art & Architecture Library deluged approximately 17,000 books, which were quickly sent offsite to be vacuum freeze dried.
Erin models the stylish backpack vacuum.
For eight weeks in summer 2013, Erin Kraus held the position of Conservation Summer Intern. A graduate student in Art Conservation at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Erin supported two main initiatives. Her first project was to develop workflows and procedures for humidifying and flattening oversize architectural drawings in an auxiliary space. Her second project was to survey, document, unframe, and treat selected framed materials from the University Archives and Kansas Collection of Spencer Research Library. Erin also helped us respond to two water leaks in Anschutz Library in June 2013.
Stannard Conservation Laboratory / 135 Watson Library / 1425 Jayhawk Blvd. / Lawrence, KS 66045-7544 / U.S.A