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Subject: Workshop on leather conservation

Workshop on leather conservation

From: Jessica S. Johnson <jsjohnson>
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 1996
Progress in Leather Conservation
March 12-14, 1997

The objective of this three day intensive workshop is to provide a
broad overview of current leather conservation technologies and
practices.  It will be of interest to individuals from all
conservation disciplines who work with leather, including book,
furniture and objects conservators.  The course will be taught by
Christopher Calnan, Adviser on the Conservation of Organic Material,
the National Trust, England.  He is also a visiting research fellow
at the University of East Anglia, Norwich and is Assistant
Coordinator of the ICOM Leather Working Group.

Lectures and practical laboratory sessions will concentrate on the
identification and recognition of animal type, decorative finishes
and states of deterioration.  Simple chemical and physical tests to
characterize condition will be examined.  The course will
incorporate recent work on the deterioration and conservation of
leather by European conservators.

The course will be held in the conservation facilities at the Harry
Ransom Humanities Research Center on the University of Texas campus.
The Texas Memorial Museum, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research
Center, Leather Conservation News and International Academic
Projects are co-sponsors of this course.

Jessica S. Johnson, Objects Conservator at the Texas Memorial Museum, and
Olivia Primanis, Book Conservator at the Harry Ransom Center are
coordinating the workshop.  For more information contact:

    Jessica S. Johnson
    Materials Conservation Laboratory
    PRC #122
    10100 Burnet Road
    Austin, TX 78758
    Fax: 512-471-6092
    jsjohnson [at] mail__utexas__edu

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