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Robin Tait

Senior Book and Paper Conservator

Robin is a qualified fine art conservator with additional training in rare and valuable book conservation. Books are complex moving artefacts and need more than just a minimal approach to be repaired back to use and function. This requires time, patience, and specialist care.

Graduate Diploma in Art Authentication
Bachelor of Applied Science in Conservation from the University of Canberra
Hand Bookbinding from University College of the Arts, London
Book Conservation from the Brockman Bindery, Oxford

Specialist in Hand Bookbinding / Paper Conservation
Old and Rare Books
Art and prints on paper
Fine vellum and parchment repairs
Medieval manuscripts
Fine Leather bindings and boxes
Archival storage and boxing
Customised solander boxes
Replica leather covers and bindings
Wooden books
Drafting drawings and oversized plans

Robin established the Tait Bindery in 1986.
Extensive experience at the National Museum of Australia, National Library of Australia, and Artlab in South Australia

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