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Workshops, Lectures and Courses

Timna elper

Workshops, Lectures and Courses

Over the years I have accumulated knowledge and considerable experience as a conservator of books, paper and parchment. I share my expertise with archivists, librarians, conservators and restorers as well as organizations and members of the lay public interested in broadening and deepening their theoretical and practical knowledge in this sphere.

I offer training suited to the professional level and specific requirements of each organization or group, including the length of sessions and course duration.

Aside from the technical and scientific knowledge to be gained in a workshop or course, each session is a fascinating journey: books and other records are springboards for exploring the period in which they were created; the lives of their authors; and the lands, cultures, customs and history that they embody and reflect.

Active Workshops for Professionals

  • The theory of preservation, familiarity with the materials that constitute most libraries and archives, their components and properties, understanding their decay process and ways of slowing this process.
  • Creation of sleeves, boxes, and binding in different styles using diverse materials.

Lectures for the General Public and Professionals

Including the following topics:

  • History of the Codex in the Middle East
  • Book Art in Islamic lands
  • Hebrew books – characteristics and influences of the Diaspora
  • Preserving collections
  • How to preserve family treasures

Clients include:

  • Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipal Archive
  • Ben Zvi Institute for the study of the Jewish communities in the East
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • The Open University
  • Association of Israeli Archivists
  • And more