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Workshop on adhesives

From: Carole Dignard <carole_dignard>
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2000
Professional Development Workshop
Adhesives for Textile and Leather Conservation:
    Research and Application
September 11-15, 2000,
Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, Canada

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
adhesives research at CCI as it relates to textiles and leather, and
the latest on CCI?s textile and skin/leather research projects. This
five-day workshop combines extensive hands-on sessions and
demonstrations with informative interactive lectures and

Topics include:

    *   adhesives for support, backing, and mounting of textiles and
        skin/leather, and for textile mount-making

    *   case histories and ethical concerns

    *   preparation and application of backings

    *   demonstrations of suction table, silicone pad making, BCIN

    *   CCI research on poly(vinyl acetate), acrylic, and vinyl
        acetate/ethylene copolymer emulsion adhesives

    *   CCI research on skin/leather, textiles, and physical

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: Jane Down, conservation scientist specializing in
adhesives research Janet Mason and Carole Dignard, objects
conservators Ela Keyserlingk, Jan Vuori, Renee Dancause, and Janet
Wagner, textile conservators

Contributors: Gregory Young, conservation scientist specializing in
leather research Season Tse, conservation scientist specializing in
the degradation of silk and cellulosic materials Stefan Michalski,
conservation scientist specializing in modelling the physics of
treatment processes

Participants should have practical experience in the conservation of
textiles, and/or of leather and skin objects. Registration fee
(includes all lunches, materials, exclusive participant?s manual
with samples):

Early bird registration (prior to June 30, 2000): CAN$700 for
Canadian participants (includes GST), US$550 for International

Registration on or after June 30, 2000: CAN$750 for Canadian
participants (includes GST) US$600 for International participants

Enrollment is limited. This workshop will be presented in English.

For further information and registration forms please contact:

    Christine Bradley
    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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Received on Wednesday, 8 March, 2000

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