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Workshop on iron gall ink

From: Mary Studt <studtm>
Date: Monday, January 22, 2001
Workshop on the History and Treatment of Works with Iron Gall Ink
Museum Support Center, Smithsonian Institution, Suitland, Maryland
September 10-14, 2001

Instructors:  Hans Neevel, Birgit Rei_land, other speakers TBA.

This 3-day course (offered twice in one week for 2 separate groups
of participants) focuses on one of the most corrosive media problems
found on documents and art works.  The 2-day workshop and 1 interim
day of lectures will cover the production of inks from historic
recipes; historic drawing and writing techniques; identification,
examination and classification of deterioration; and the execution
of treatment options, including the use of calcium phytate solution.
The interim day of lectures will feature conservators' research into
the history and treatment of works with iron gall ink.

The course represents the first time iron gall ink has been the
primary focus of an international gathering in the United States.
Registration deadline for the full course is July 1 or until the
course is filled with qualified applicants; for the interim day of
lectures, participants have until August 29 to register.  For
additional information on previous courses with these instructors
and the general topic of iron gall ink corrosion, see

Limit for Interim Day of Lectures: 40
Lunch provided
Cost:  $ 75.00
Registration deadline August 29

Limit for the 3-day course (includes the Interim Day of Lectures): 30
Lunch provided each day
Cost:  $ 400.00
Interested applicants should apply by July 1 or earlier.  Course
will be first come first served for qualified applicants.

Please contact Mary Studt, studtm [at] scmre__si__edu or 301-238-3700 x149
for further information and application materials.

Mary Studt
Archives Conservator
Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education
Smithsonian Institution

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