Sherif Afifi

Creating a Knowledge Sharing Culture

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archival materials Conservators-restorer and Bookbinders all over the world

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 .    

Wavers knots

Attaching a new thread to a short one during book quires sewing. I understand that this topic maybe not a knowledge target for binders and conservators professionals who normally knows by heart how to do attaching a new thread to the short one during sewing process and we do it thousands of times on our daily binding and sewing work. So! What features this knot do you think it should carry? Features!! What a strange word for such a very basic and regular process for book binder and book conservators as well, but think carefully now! mmmm yes! It should be.....read more >

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wavers knots
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Photo type identification
Photo type identification

Numerous types of photographs appeared and then went out of favor throughout the 1800's. So, the first step in narrowing the possible date for your old photograph is to be able to identify 19th century photographs to determine what type you have. The information provided in this handy and light application can turn you into a proficient photo detective.

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Photo Conservation


My android free Apps
Apps for conservators

Recently i was working on some mobile applications specially for archival materials conservators, these application are available for FREE on Google Play as a handy and portable offline reference and guide.

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