By Laura McNulty, Holly Herro and Kristi Wright ~ Have you noticed that books bound before the mid-19th century are in better condition than those
By Stephen J. Greenberg ~ Last month, on February 7, 2019, forty-five members of the Washington Conservation Guild (WCG) held their floating monthly meeting in
By Kristi Wright and Holly Herro ~ The Leather Discussion Group, an ongoing cross-institutional research collaboration, is conducting research to determine the best products available
This collection of arsenic-laden wallpaper samples required special housing. NLM conservators encapsulated the pages in polyester film, welded shut with support from Smithsonian Libraries…
By Holly Herro and Kristi Wright ~ Over the past ten years, conservation staff of the NLM’s History of Medicine Division have developed and published on
NLM has digitized and made publicly available for the first time, one of four known copies of Shadows from the Walls of Death: Facts and
By Kristi Wright and Holly Herro Sometimes conservators encounter problems resulting from well-intended but ultimately flawed repair techniques. One example of this is the formerly
Free things like air, Vital things like blood, Living things like ideas… Circulate. With this introduction, we launched Circulating Now five years ago this week.
Putting together a summer reading list? Images of America: U.S. National Library of Medicine, published a two years ago this month in the popular series by Arcadia Publishing, is sure to please.
By Sarah Eilers and James Labosier ~ At the National Library of Medicine (NLM), what you see is not all you can get. The library