Fixer of Books at the University of Virginia Conservation Lab

This wonderful and inspiring video, featuring Eliza Gilligan, a book conservator at the University of Virginia, is reach with an old book’s details and close-ups. A real pleasure to watch. As a bonus: some insights into how a conservator works and thinks.

Eliza Gilligan’s job is to keep the University’s vast treasure trove of scholarly materials “usable, movable, durable [and] functional” for future students and researchers.