Kat Rücker-Weininger

Book Restorer


Main focus: Book restoration

Websites/blogs: https://www.kat-ruecker.de/ , https://www.ruecker-art.de/

Languages: German, English

City: Landsberg am Lech

State: Bavaria

Country: Germany

Topics: museum, history, restoration

Services: Talk, Workshop management, Consulting, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

In my current, richly illustrated lecture, I will give a brief overview of the history of writing and books, explain the purpose and benefits of my work as a book restorer and, as a highlight, let you look over my shoulder as I restore a Renaissance codex. Afterwards I will be happy to answer any questions.

Bio:

1987 Apprenticeship examination in Munich to become a library bookbinder
1987-88 Travelling year in London, GB, with C. Dutta, book restorer and designer bookbinder
from 1988 until today: part-time further development and constant reading, researching and developing methods for book restoration +++ for my professional expertise see https://www.kat-ruecker.de/
1989 Graphic design studies in Munich, recruited in the 2nd semester by Dr Herbst/SCS Munich
until 8/1998 Freelance Graphic Designer and Art Director at various advertising agencies such as SCS, M&V Group, DCM, Steinlein and many more in Munich and Frankfurt
9/1998 Birth of my daughter
from 10/1998 until today: freelance illustrator for publishers such as Thienemann, dtv, Cadmos and many more as well as advertising agencies and direct customers +++ for my professional expertise see https://www.ruecker-art.de/illustratorin/
from 2005 until today: freelance author and copywriter +++ for my professional expertise see https://www.ruecker-art.de/autorin-and-texterin/
from 2022 until today: own book restoration workshop with clients from the entire D-A-CH region +++ for my professional expertise see https://www.kat-ruecker.de/
2 September 2024 my new book ‘Bücher restaurieren’ is published by the Swiss Haupt Verlag.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Tiere mit Persönlichkeit
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Ein etwas längerer Film (BR, 2010, 6min) über meine Arbeit als Künsterin und Illustratorin.

This talk is in: German
Die Kunst der Rettung alter Bücher

Der zweite Kurzfilm (BR, 2024, 3min) über meine Arbeit als Buchillustratorin und Buchrestauratorin. Aus der Beschreibung der Redaktion: "...Die Digitalisierung macht auch vor der Welt der Bücher nicht halt. Stichwort: E-Books. Die Veränderungen gehen weit. So weit, dass eine Buchillustratorin jetzt quasi die Rolle rückwärts macht und sich wieder auf das Restaurieren von Büchern verlegt. ..." 2022 wurde schon einmal ein Film vom BR in meiner Buchrestauratoren-Werkstatt gedreht, der leider nicht mehr in der Mediathek verfügbar ist.

This talk is in: German