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Under Covers: The Art and Science of Book Conservation (Online Exhibit) →

conservethis:

Book Conservation is an essential component of a comprehensive program to protect and preserve library collections for current and future use by scholars. This exhibit takes a close look at the scientific aspects of conservation and the treatment of collections. We begin with a definition and overview of conservation and explore some modern materials and reproduction techniques from the 20th and 21st centuries that pose special treatment challenges for conservators. We then look at many condition issues and processes of deterioration in older library collections from as early as the 12th century: insect damage and mold, aging leather and thread, and flaking or corrosive inks and pigments. We end by highlighting important conservation science research that contributes new means of analysis, treatment techniques and better solutions to preserve collections.

This exhibit was curated by Melina Avery, Conservator at the University of Chicago Library. The Conservation Laboratory is located in the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library.

This exhibit coincides with the American Library Association’s Preservation Week (April 21-27, 2013)

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#the more you know #conservation #references #resources

fashioninquality:

Detail at Fred Sathal Couture Fall Winter 2014 | PFW

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#fashion
gothamcityballet said:
When me and my sister were 10-12, our parents took us on holidays where we went on tours around almost every whisky distillery in Scotland and now we can both drink legally whisky is our favourite and we can sound so sophisticated it's hilarious

I LIKE THIS KIND OF PARENTING IT’S LIKE OUR PARENTS’ GENERATION WAS THE ONE WITH THE BEST PARENTING SKILLS EVER 

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#parenting done right #don't send your kids to Catholic Church - let them have some whisky instead #gothamcityballet
lecinea said:
My dad always let me drink from his beer/wine when I was little. This may be why I'm not a big drinker OR how I became such a huge nerd. we will never know. Apparently I loved beer when I was like 5.

Your dad is a very good dad and I really like his parenting tecnique.

My dad let me smoke his cigar when I was like 6. Our dads know it all.

I think that after all letting kids have a sip of your wine/beer is cool. They are usually too disgusted by the taste that don’t wanna have more than half a glass. EXCEPT FOR SOME NERDS LIKE YOU WHO STARTED DRINKING BEER AT 5 now everything is clear

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nerd

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#publishing for the whole world to know that Italians aren't the only cool people in the world #lecinea

arendellesnowflake:

"The kingdom is lost!"

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#Disney #crossover #tangled #frozen

sluttynuggets:

aphtaiwan:

johnhamishmorstan:

I don’t understand american school years what the fuck is a freshman or a sophomore why do you have these words instead of the numbers

what why would you use numbers

so IT FUCKING MAKES SENSE WHAT THE HELL IS A SOFT MOORE OR A FRESH MAN WHY ARE THE MEN FRESH

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#forever confused by american (and I guess also english?) school years #from the '6th grade' and on #is the 6th grade the first year of middle school? #what is '10th grade'? #how many grades are there??? #we will never know
Anonymous said:
do children in italy drink wine?

electricalice:

uhm, sort of. Yes. I’m going to explain this.

Of course it depends on the family, in the later years it happens less and less, but when it happens is usually an extremely controlled environment, such as mothers pouring half a glass of wine at the dinner table or even less, sometimes watering it down. Also the wine is almost never really heavy on the alcool side, I can’t see people giving a Barolo or an Amarone to a kid. That can have several results by the way, I grew up as being a wine lover and I’m really choosy about it but I almost never get farther than 3 glasses of wine, my brother hate it and have never drunk a sip of wine since mum had him taste a bit. Actually there are studies that says this attitude leads to adults less prone to harmful drinking. 

Until recent years we didn’t even a minimum drinking age consider I didn’t even know we had one now, I had to google it. We have a really relaxed approach to underage drinking and we not see it as a taboo. Alcool in general is socially accepted and an unremarkable element of everyday’s life. Drinking per se is not something that’s done to get drunk but it’s something to enhance the food you’re eating and more of a tasting thing. In general it’s not demonized, but seen as an integral part of the meal.

Not to mention the fact that half of our food have wine in it. And tons of sweets have liquor inside (alchermes itself for example is a liquor used almost exclusively for sweets). And we also have a tradition of brewing our own liquors (changing from  region to region of course, Limoncello for central/southern italy, Mistrà for Marche, Mirto in Sardinia…) that are regarded as a treat “Il mistrà di nonna! aren’t you going to sample it?” Of course these levels of really alcoholic liquors are not given to children. 

But, heavy drinking is extremely frowned upon in almost any circumstance, and in the end we have one of the lowest pro-capite consumption rate in Europe of alcool. 

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#when I was a kid my grandpa used to give me a very little bit of wine everytime I asked for it #he added water to it #and I wasn't a fan of wine so I used to leave it after the first sip #same for liquors #my grandpa also used to pour a piece of bread into his wine and give it to me #it sucked and I still don't like it #but when you're a kid at the christmas lunch and a relative gives you some wine or some spumante #well you're like 'wow I get to do adult stuff hell yeah look at me I'm totally nailing itOH MY GOD THIS SUCKS' #the same with coffe #the thing is that we do NOT drink alcohol just to get drunk #we drink alcohol to better enjoy our meals and the time we spend with family and friends #it's hard to explain but yeah #we're so cool #the more you know #Italy

evora-eriu-mclaggen:

adrien-gromelle:

some drawings

duuude

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#Disney #aladdin #tangled #crossover
consultingasshat said:
I LOVE YOUR BLOG SOOOO SO MUCH OMG COULD YOU DRAW A COMIC INVOLVING MERMAIDS AND MAYBE A DRAGON FOR ME

floccinaucinihilipilificationa:

I HAVE THE HEADCANON THAT DRAGONS THINK THAT MERMAIDS ARE SUPER COOL BECAUSE THEY LIVE IN WATER AND STUFF

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jeannepompadour:

"Das Ballsouper" by Adolph von Menzel, 1878

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#art
Nessuno tocchi la A3

guerrepudiche:

comeandaresullalunainfiatuno:

Spesso la Salerno - Reggio è oggetto di feroci critiche e di facili ironie. È ora di dire basta a questo massacro ed io, grazie ad un’infografica (lol no, ma fa figo dirlo), vi spiegherò perché in realtà la A3 sia la migliore autostrada evah.

  • Perché è divertente come giocare alla Play: sebbene i cantieri stiano malauguratamente via via scomparendo, in alcuni tratti è possibile godere di tracciati che esaltano l’esperienza di guida. Da Lagonegro a Mormanno il percorso prevede rapidi cambi di carreggiata, code dietro lunghi curvoni segnalate prontamente dall’omino arancione con la bandieruola, salite che se hai un camion davanti la seconda è d’obbligo, riduzioni di carreggiata, insomma: è subito Gran Turismo e sblocco della patente PRO.
  • Perché ti sorprende: all’ingresso di ogni galleria non sai mai se ti aspetta quella fighissima ed avvenieristica con lucine a led ovunque che Natale pare dietro l’angolo oppure quella non illuminata e dalle cui buche spunta direttamente Belzebù col forcone.
  • Perché ci tiene alla tua salute: vista la sua conformazione, o stai lì con la testa o ti schianti. Non come sull’A1 tra Cassino e Caianello che è tutta dritta e mi ha obbligato a guidare con le ginocchia, mangiando due cornetti e tre pizzette, compromettendo definitivamente la mia perfetta forma fisica in vista della prova costume.
  • Perché la gastronomia è importante: all’autogrill di Castrovillari una volta ho mangiato un panino col capicollo che era commovente. Rustichella e Camogli puppateci la fava.
  • Perché dopo il panino il caffè è importante: sempre all’autogrill di Castrovillari c’è il barista che, sapendo che guidavo da otto ore, prende iniziative e mi fa un caffè doppio.
  • Perché è pittoresca: nelle autostrade “normali” c’è il sistema Tutor per il controllo della velocità. Per cortesia, il tutor fa molto ripetizioni estive dopo che vi hanno lasciato fisica e chimica. Sulla A3 no, sulla A3 c’è il sistema VERGILIUS, che oltre a guidarvi all’inferno sta attento che non facciate i brighella col pedale dell’acceleratore.
  • Perché è what the fuck?: mentre sei lì intento a scalare il Pollino ci sono ben due cartelli luminosi che indicano “1530 Guardia Costiera per emergenza in mare”.
  • Perché è ah ecco!: chist’è ‘o paese d’o sole, quindi asfalto drenante steso dove capita. Per questo se vi trovate nel tratto nei pressi di Altilia dopo o durante un’abbondante pioggia, capirete perché il numero della Guardia Costiera.
  • Perché spiega implicitamente gli equilibri geopolitici: la A3 in Calabria passa da Reggio, passa da Cosenza, passa persino da Vibo. Ma non da Catanzaro. Ora, il fatto che passi da Cosenza è frutto di un’ottima manovra politica, ma almeno i cosentini ci sono riusciti, che cazzo. Quindi da qui si capisce chi conta davvero in Calabria. Catanzaro merda, ridacci il capoluogo.
  • Perché vi lascia senza fiato: vi sfido a trovare una distesa sconfinata di mare che si apre davanti ai vostri occhi come quella appena usciti dalla galleria a Falerna.
  • Perché passa inosservata: okay, sappiamo tutti cosa succede ogni giorno tra Roncobilaccio e Barberino del Mugello oppure tra Pero e Sesto San Giovanni. Ma cosa accade ogni giorno tra San Mango d’Aquino e Pizzo Calabro? Perché nessuno ne parla? Perché ci temono! Uno vale uno!! Siete tutti morti!!!1!1!! Le scie kimike!!1!!UNOUNO!!1 (Pizzo Calabro esiste davvero, non l’hanno inventata Aldo Giovanni e Giacomo).
  • Perché vi incoraggia: come? Avete presente quel diploma preso con tanto sudore al liceo classico? Bene, potrete leggere correttamente Vibo Valentia, fare i saputelli del cazzo e, se volete fare gli splendidi con la tipa in macchina con voi, creare un parallelo con la fabula praetexta.
  • Perché è forte la presenza dello Stato: rientrando tempo fa, mi sono fermato in una piazzola di emergenza nei pressi di Pizzo (sempre lei!) e, scavalcato il guard rail ed estratto il cellulare, mi accingevo a fare una panoramica alla stupenda Costa Viola che si trovava sotto di me. Quando ad un tratto: “Buongiorno, c’è qualche problema?”. La Stradale era lì con me per farmi sentire protetto, così tanto che mi chiede di scegliere tra il risalire in auto e ripartire immediatamente oppure fare la foto per me e lasciare la patente a loro. In fondo su Google Immagini ci sono scatti con una buona risoluzione.
  • Infine, perché è una favola: e lo è non perché finisce in un modo bellissimo, ma perché termina in un posto magnifico.

This is gold

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#I'm Italian you gotta deal with it

areyouwearinganypants:

I would let Chris Evans grab my left boob

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dex5m:

The Evans Boob grabbing has reached a new level. [X]

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#Chris nO #Chris Evans #Mark Ruffalo

stevemccurrystudios:

RIVERS
Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.” 

― Hermann HesseSiddhartha

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baeboy said:
u live in nyc??? that is so tumblr

euo:

i made my family move here for the aesthetic

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