What is the difference between Book Restoration vs Conservation?
The main difference between book restoration vs conservation is that book restoration refers to a skill whereas book conservation refers to a field of study. To truly understand the difference between book restoration and conservation we need to go beyond these two terms to consider book preservation and book repair as well.
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- Infographic taken from Book Restoration Unveiled
- Definitions for: Book Restoration, Book Conservation, Book Preservation, Book Repair. Some definitions are taken from: Bookbinding and the Conservation of books A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology by Matt T. Roberts and Don Etherington.
PERPETUAL CAVEAT: Never repair rare and/or scarce books. When in doubt only do preservation treatments and consult an accredited professional.
For more information on these definitions consider purchasing a copy of Book Restoration Unveiled. A book about how to identify restorations and a guide to where you can take a broken book.