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Book Repair and Restoration

Start date: Thu 22 Feb, 2018

End date: Thu 26 Apr, 2018

Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Venue: RMIT Brunswick Campus

Address: 25 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056


This course is a continuation of Bookbinding – Introduction and will introduce and demonstrate a number of common restoration techniques for those students who have moved from the introductory course (or similar) and require specific instruction. You will work on your own projects under supervision and direction of experienced staff. Tools and equipment in the bindery is available to use as needed for projects.

Course content

  • Assessing a Book
  • Dissection of a Book
  • Cleaning a spine
  • Resewing
  • Repairing a hollow
  • Toning
  • Corner Stiffening and infilling
  • Infilling
  • Headcap Repair
  • Hinge/Joint repair
  • Board Reattachment
  • Paper Repair

Ideal for

Students who have a strong interest in bookbinding and restoration.

Tickets can be bought via the link below.