Book and paper conservator
I am a conservator of books and paper artifacts based in Vilnius, Lithuania.
After various studies in humanities field, I’ve discovered my true vocation in conservation and restoration of books. However while gaining more and more practical experience in conservation, I still keep broader spectrum of interests than just a simple treatment of damage found in book and other paper artifacts. These interests start from a philosophical and ethical point of view to the conservation, a sensitive approach to the history of techniques of making and repairing performed by humans during the ages, and end up with organizational aspects of the management of larger scale conservation projects with interdisciplinary character.
My main work actually is in Vilnius University Library, one of the oldest libraries in Lithuania, where I help to preserve books and other documents, apply treatments and perform as manager in bindings conservation section. Before, I also completed master studies in Semiotics (Vilnius University, Lithuania) and Direction of the Projects in Conservation and Restoration (University of Barcelona, Spain). I am also a member of the Bookbinders Guild of Vilnius. And some creative work in bookbindery is done through my project Siberiana Books.
In 2017 I was certified by Ministry of Culture of Lithuania as a qualified book conservator and since then I also repair books and their bindings of private collections. In the case of complicated treatment which requires multi-perspective approach to the decision making, I also collaborate with professional colleagues and teachers in documental heritage preservation field.
I can help to evaluate the condition of your collection or separate documents in order to describe their main needs. I preserve and repair all types of damage found in paper and bound material. I keep myself up to date about the latest achievements in book and paper treatments. I base my working methods on worldwide recognized AIC code of ethics, which among other important principles includes the minimal intervention and respect of the authenticity of every detail.
Please, don’t hesitate to contact with me, if your collection needs a professional help.