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Subject: Workshop on architectural drawings

Workshop on architectural drawings

From: Margot Brunn <mbrunn>
Date: Thursday, May 13, 1999
Architectural Drawings: Their History and Preservation
Instructor: Lois Olcott Price, Conservator of Library Collections
Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Delaware
Friday and Saturday, July 16-17, 1999
Registration fee: $120.00

Held at: Canadian Architectural Archives, University of Calgary The
Canadian Architectural Archives has over 184 metres of textual
records and 500,000+ architectural drawings. The holdings date from
1905 to the present. The bulk of the collections consist of working
drawings, i.e. prints and blueprints on various media, and project
files from architectural firms.

Program: Day 1 - Slides and lecture discussing development of
architectural drawing in North America and changing choice of
supports and media. Examination of examples with particular
reference to tracing papers, tracing cloths, typical drawing papers,
evidence of drafting and copying techniques, inks, coloured media,
original mounting/presentation formats, and typical deterioration
patterns. Discussion of treatments, housing and reformatting
options. Survey techniques.

Day 2 -Slides and lecture discussing development of
photo-reproduction processes, their pattern of use and their
chemistry. Examination of examples with particular reference to
identifying different processes, influence of support on media, and
typical deterioration patterns. Discussion of treatment, housing and
reformatting options. Participants have an opportunity to present
their own case histories, problems and questions or tips for the
preservation of architectural drawings.


    Cynthia Ball
    cballjasper [at] yahoo__com

The Alberta Regional Group of Conservators (ARG!) gratefully
acknowledges the receipt of a CAC Training Activity Grant as well as
a Museums Alberta Special Projects Grant.

Margot Brunn
Provincial Museum of Alberta

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