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Subject: Workshops on matting and hinging

Workshops on matting and hinging

From: Lori van Handel <lkvh>
Date: Thursday, March 21, 1996
The Williamstown Art Conservation Center's, Advanced Matting and
Hinging Workshop will be offered twice this spring (April 19, and
May 10) in Williamstown, MA. There are still openings for
participants in the May 10 class. (Basic Matting and Hinging has
been rescheduled. See below)

This intensive workshop is directed to experienced museum
preparators and exhibition technicians responsible for matting and
hinging artifacts. The workshop will include lecture and discussion
of techniques, materials, and case studies as well as hands-on
training.

Agenda

    *   Hinging techniques and modifications including consideration
        of difficult, nontraditional papers.

    *   Rehinging a work with multiple old hinges which pucker, draw
        or show through the paper support.

    *   Matting and framing for double sided drawings.

    *   Edge repairs to strengthen torn or weakened paper prior to
        hinging.

    *   Hinging techniques for works requiring nonaqueous adhesives.

    *   Storage and housing considerations.

    *   Preparation for travelling exhibitions.

Participants are encouraged to bring slides or documentation of
specific pieces for class discussion.

Who Should Attend: Curators, registrars, collection managers,
preparators and personnel responsible for the matting of paper
objects.

Enrollment:  Minimum of 10 and Maximum of 15

Speakers
    Leslie Paisley, Conservator of Paper
    Rebecca Johnston, Assistant Conservator of Paper

Workshop Fees: $125 WACC Members, $150 NonMembers/NonProfits
Registration Deadline:  March 29, 1996

The Williamstown Art Conservation Center's Basic Matting and Hinging has
been rescheduled due to Winter Weather.

Originally scheduled for March 8, it will now be held on March 29,
in Williamstown, MA. There are now openings for participants in this
session.

This one day workshop is a basic, introductory course, designed for
those with no prior experience in museum quality matting and
hinging.  The course will include lectures, demonstrations and
hands-on training. Participants should bring three works of art on
paper *no larger than 16" x 20"* representing different matting
problems for discussion.

Agenda

    *   Basic principles of archival matting and hinging for
        storage, exhibition and loans.

    *   Selection of materials.  Testing for pH and groundwood.

    *   Various matting structures, including standard 4ply window,
        recessed window mats for pastels, chalk and charcoal, and
        double sided window mats.

    *   Mat cutting demonstration.

    *   Paste making, mixing, cooling, and straining.

    *   Attachment of artwork to backboard and hinging options.

    *   Working with mockups, participants will practice various
        hinging techniques.

    *   Acceptable alternatives to cooked starch paste.

Who Should Attend: Curators, registrars, collection managers,
preparators and all personnel responsible for the matting of paper
objects.

Enrollment:  Minimum of 10 and Maximum of 15

Speakers
    Leslie Paisley, Conservator of Paper
    Rebecca Johnston, Assistant Conservator of Paper

Workshop Fees: $125 WACC Members, $150 NonMembers/NonProfits
*includes basic kit with samples, diagrams, suppliers

For More Information about either workshop, or to request a
brochure/application, contact:

    Doe Zottoli
    Assistant Director for Administration
    Williamstown Art Conservation Center
    225 South Street
    Williamstown, MA  01267
    413-458-5741
    Fax: 413-458-2314
    doe [at] clark__williams__edu

Lori van Handel
Director of Field Services
Williamstown Art Conservation Center
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA  01267
413-458-5741

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:66
                  Distributed: Monday, March 25, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-66-022
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Received on Thursday, 21 March, 1996

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