This Spring, I did a 10-session bookmaking “internship” at the Kyujanggak conservation lab, which I wrote about previously. My teachers were Min Youjin (민여진) and Kim Shinmi (김신미), both of whom trained at the conservation studio of Park Chi-sun (박지선), conservation professor at Yong-In University. Min Youjin also studied book conservation at West Dean in England.
They were wonderful mentors and teachers, patiently demonstrating different techniques and giving me many opportunities to get hands-on experience. By the last day of my internship I came away with six finished and three unfinished book models, many samples of dyed, lined, and burnished papers, and loads of photos which I will share in a series of posts covering various aspects of what I learned.
Feel free to visit any related posts to learn more about my experience working on these books at the Kyujanggak conservation lab:
- Bookmaking: Paste!
- Bookmaking: Natural Dyeing
- Bookmaking: Fabric Lining
- Bookmaking: Treasures!
- Bookmaking: Preparing Text Blocks
- Bookmaking: Bookbinding Marathon
Enjoy! And feel free to contact me with questions or comments.