About

Hello, conservators, bookbinders and fine arts students all over the world! I'm Sherif Afifi and welcome to my web site! Over 11+ years of experience in heritage saving, using my spectrum of knowledge and skills of professional conservation work includes conservation of manuscripts, rare books, maps, documents, archives and any related written or printed materials.


Sherif Afifi
Sherif Afifi

I believe in sharing knowledge & experience "By sharing your knowledge, you gain more than you lose" David Gurteen said, personally I do not like to waste my time doing rubbish activity or unnecessary things, so I decided to invest in my free time (which is not that much) to gain more than I lose, if you think sharing experience and knowledge wasting your time and making others much more knowledgeable than you, you are completely mistaken, in opposite you will gain and learn more than you imagine and think so let us be committed to making difference and creating a knowledge sharing culture.

Here you will find a variety of easy to follow how-to and tutorials on manuscripts, books, documents and maps conservation as well as tutorials for historical and modern bookbinding, crafts and more.
I create mostly educational and tutorial videos and upload them regularly on my YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe to watch my latest videos. Feel free to comment and do suggestion.
Thanks to all my colleagues, volunteers and students who sharing on social media their conservation work and projects that inspired by my videos or my lectures — your works also inspire me so please keep sharing and sharing.