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055 Career100 Becoming a Bookbinder and Conservator- An Interview with Monique Lallier and Donald Etherington

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Modern technology has significantly changed how people read books.  The traditional craft of bookbinding has become a rare art to ensure that the literary world will continue for the next generations.  Equally important are conservators who contribute to the preservation of art and literary works for museums and libraries.  Working together, they can protect the world’s most precious books written generations ago.

In this edition of Career 100 Podcast, join Felicia Gopaul as she interviews a couple, Monique Lallier and Donald Etherington, world renowned bookbinders and conservator, respectively.

Don Etherington is a nationally and internationally recognized conservator for his innovative design and implementation of state-of-the-art conservation procedures, including phased preservation programs for libraries and institutions, Don brings over 45 years of professional experience to the president’s chair at ECS.

Just like her husband, Monique Lallieer is also a world-renowned bookbinder and an active member of the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB). Her bindings are in major collections and libraries throughout the world as well as in major private collections.

Listen to what is in store for you in this edition of the Career 100 Podcast. Gather valuable information and learn more about:

• How bookbinders’ work affect the world of literary
• How Monique’s love on books pushed her to become a bookbinder
• How a good background in natural sciences and other disciplines can make a good conservator
• How Don’s experience decades ago affected his decision to devote his professional career conserving artworks especially books
• How today’s overwhelming technologies affected the world of bookbinders and conservators
• What are the most common obstacles that bookbinders and conservators face in their daily lives
• How to build a career in the field of bookbinding and as a conservator

In today’s society where virtually everyone no longer read books, it’s amazing to know that there are still people who spend time and effort in making good books and repairing valuable books from famous people.

If you want to know more about Monique Lallier and Donald Etherington, or you want to get hold of them better, you may visit Monique’s website at www.moniquelallier.com or visit Donald’s portfolio.

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