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S09E06: Leather

Together with special gust host Talitha Wachtelborn we explore the world of leather conservation: from book bindings to suitcases! Also tune in for an interview with Mike Redwood about the history of tanning and the sustainability of leather, and a chat with Rosie Bolton and Arianne Panton from the Leather Conservation Centre. 00:01:37 Our experience with leather (oh behave!) 00:07:34 How long have humans been using leather? 00:09:52 Manufacture impacts condition 00:18:10 Leather use in a societal context 00:23:47 Leather substitutes 00:29:38 Consolidation, secret sauce, and ethics 00:37:16 Interview with Mike Redwood 00:53:47 Interview with the Leather Conservation Centre 01:09:41 Patreon shout out Show Notes: - Smut episode: https://thecword.show/2018/11/30/s04e06-smut/ - Wet Stuff episode: https://thecword.show/2019/03/20/s05e01-wet-stuff/ - History and Conservation of Leather: https://www.icon.org.uk/events/gilding-and-decorative-surfaces-group-history-and-conservation-of-leather.html - Development of archival leather by J Hewit & Sons Ltd: https://www.hewit.com/download/fs-craft.pdf - Red rot: https://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/Red_rot - Herre de Vries’ talk on shark skin leather bindings: https://www.icon.org.uk/resource/lecture-29-herre-de-vries.html - Rexine artificial leather: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rexine - Artificial leather on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_leather - Leather Conservation Centre: https://leatherconservation.org/ - Japan and its leather: https://www.mikeredwood.com/japan-and-its-leather/ - Mike’s blog on leather manufacture: https://www.mikeredwood.com/leather-technology-background/leather-manufacturing-and-technology-in-detail/ - Museum of Leathercraft: https://nationalleathercollection.org/ - Bats in Portugese libraries: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/08/09/bats-portugal/ - Conserving some Adidas trainers: https://leatherconservation.org/dribble-me-this-conserving-adidas-k-abdul-jabbar-trainers/ - Conserving Arthur’s coin purse: https://leatherconservation.org/ww1-purse-belonging-to-arthur-william-byford%e2%80%af/ - Education via the LCC: https://leatherconservation.org/education/ Support us on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/thecword Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Talitha Wachtelborn. Intro and outro music by DDmyzik used under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. A Wooden Dice production, 2021.

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We talk about all sorts of things from the perspective of conservation professionals, from museum trends and new technology to the big issues like pay and staying safe at work. In some museums conservation can be a bit of a naughty word but we think it ought to be celebrated!