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Course Principles and techniques for works of art on paper
Date offered TBA
Location TBA
Instructor Sherry Guild
Institution Canadian Conservation Institute

Course Outline


This workshop will provide participants with the basic principles and techniques for the care and preservation of works of art on paper.


Basic information on the composition of materials commonly found in works of art on paper will be presented, and classification of media and techniques as well as causes of deterioration will be explored. Through discussion, demonstrations, and practical first-hand experience, participants will learn how to examine artifacts and prepare documentation, undertake surface cleaning, and perform minor repairs, conservation matting, and hinging.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Museum and gallery staff, volunteers, curators responsible for works of art on paper, and artists

Attendance Maximum 15 participants
Duration 2 days
Instructor(s) Sherry Guild

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