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About Me

Lena Krämer

I am a Book Conservator working for Green's Books Ltd. since I completed my training at West Dean College in September 2021. I have enjoyed working with professionals in the field in the UK and abroad, and exploring book binding structures in some of my own independent binding work.

Bibliopegia (also 'bibliopegy') refers to the art of bookbinding. The word literally means 'to fasten together a book', which is why I like using it to refer to conservation.

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What I Do



An understanding of materials science, ethics, preventive conservation, and professional standards ties in with technical skills to provide solutions that best suit the individual items' needs.



Bookbinding gives me an opportunity to explore historic book structures by creating binding models, and allows me to get creative by using modern materials and techniques in an original way.


Work Experience

Before working at Green's Books, I spent two months at Dr Williams's Library and undertook placements at The National Archives, Sussex Conservation Consortium, the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, and with Caroline Bendix at the Codrington Library at All Souls College, Oxford.

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Examples of My Work

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Find information by or relevant to me by following the links below

My Green's Books Blog posts

-On some tools by the tool manufacturer and seller N. J. Hill & Co.

-On my experience of starting work at Green's Books

West Dean Student Blog

 Gothic Endband blog post by me in two parts:

- Part 1

- Part 2

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Fish Skin Bind-O-Rama

My experiments with homemade fish parchment and leather featured on this year's Bind-O-Rama, along with incredible work by binders and artists from all over the world.

West Dean Student Conference

A recording of my contribution to a panel discussion in the West Dean Student Conference 2021 on the topic of sustainability and accessibility can be found here

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