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Subject: Advanced conservation workshops

Advanced conservation workshops

From: Pamela Spitzmueller <cadpamts>
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 1993
University of IOWA Conservation Department announces
1994 Advanced conservation workshops
Funding provided by The Andrew Mellon Foundation

  Mechanical and Aesthetic Considerations for Book Conservators
    Feb 21-25, 1994

    Timothy Barrett, Barbara Meier-Husby, Pamela Spitzmueller - Leaders

    The care and detailing of a book conservation treatment affects its
    function, longterm appearance, and the longevity of repairs.  We
    will examine previous book and paper treatments and observe the
    consequences of time, use, and human intervention.  Focus will be on
    2 areas

    1.  paper - fiber types and characteristics, paper mending, color
        choices and matching and

    2.  the re-establishment of book structure functions during repairs.
        Participants should bring examples of previous or older work of
        their own, if possible, and the lessons of experience.  One day
        will be spent at the Oakdale Research and Papermaking Facility.

  Book Boards and Board Attachment
    April 18 - 22, 1994

    Pamela Spitzmueller - Leader

    A historical overview of book board attachment will prepare
    participants for a survey of books with emphasis on materials and
    methods of attachment.  Using a textblock sewn by participants
    before their arrival, we will explore lacing and/or other means of
    board attachment.  Participants should bring books to work on which
    need board attachment.  We will discuss current and experimental
    methods of board reattachment.  The emphasis here, as in all UI
    Libraries workshops, is rare book treatments. Ms. Spitzmueller is
    the complier for the Boards section of the Book Conservation Catalog
    Compendium of the AIC Book and Paper Group and input from this group
    will be expected.

For a printed brochure send an addressed envelope to

    Mellon Advanced Conservation Workshops
    Conservation Dept.
    University of Iowa Libraries
    Iowa City, IA 52242

A stipend of $500 will be provided to the 4 participants of each
workshop to help defray travel expenses.

Application requirements:

Send your name, address, work phone, fax, institution, and your position
to the above address. Indicate order of preference of workshops.  Also
required are a resume, statement of purpose indicating why the workshop
is important to you and/or your institution, your previous book or paper
conservation training, and a list of topics or experiences you could
present at the workshop relating to your work.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:41
                Distributed: Thursday, November 25, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-7-41-009
Received on Tuesday, 23 November, 1993

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