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Workshop on adhesives

From: Carole Dignard <carole_dignard>
Date: Thursday, October 22, 1998
Professional Development Workshop:
Adhesives for Textile and Leather Conservation:
    Research and Application
Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, Canada
May 4-7, 1999

Practical conservation techniques and science together in one
workshop. Come learn about old, new, innovative, and historical
adhesive treatments for backing and mounting textiles and backing
skin/leather. At the same time, learn about the most recent adhesive
research at CCI as it relates to textiles and leather, and the
latest on CCI?s textile and skin/leather research projects. This
four-day workshop combines extensive hands-on sessions and
demonstrations with informative interactive lectures and
discussions. Topics include:

    *   adhesives for support, backing, and mounting of textiles and

    *   case histories and ethical concerns

    *   preparation and application of backings

    *   storage and display materials (theory and applications)

    *   demonstrations of suction table, silicone pad making, BCIN

    *   CCI research on poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAC) and acrylic

    *   the effect of additives on a PVAC emulsion adhesive

    *   CCI research on skin/leather

    *   CCI research on textiles

Participants will be given the opportunity to explore a variety of
adhesives, backing and mounting materials, and methods of
applications. Each participant will take home a book of samples
along with extensive information on the adhesives and materials they
use during the workshop. Participants will experience the various
adhesive treatments first-hand and be able to make personal
decisions about their usefulness, which will be of great assistance
when making future choices of adhesives for use with textiles and
skin/leather in their own laboratories. The workshop will also
provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences among

Instructors: Michaela Keyserlingk, textile conservator Jane Down,
conservation scientist specializing in adhesive research Janet Mason
and Carole Dignard, objects conservators Contributors: Gregory
Young, conservation scientist specializing in leather research
Season Tse, conservation scientist specializing in the degradation
of silk and cellulosic materials

Participants should have practical experience in the conservation of
textiles, and/or of leather and skin objects.

Registration fee (includes lunch everyday, materials, sample book,
handouts, etc.): Early bird registration (prior to March 1, 1999):
CAN$675 for Canadian participants (includes GST) US$525 for all
others Registration on or after March 1, 1999: CAN$725 for Canadian
participants (includes GST) US$575 for all others

Enrollment is limited. (If demand is high, a second workshop may be
held the following week.)

For further information and registration forms please contact:

    Christine Bradley
    Client Services Officer
    Canadian Conservation Institute
    1030 Innes Road
    Ottawa ON K1A 0M5
    613-998-3721 ext. 250
    Fax: 613-998-4721
    christine_bradley [at] pch__gc__ca

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