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Subject: Seminar on conservation of bark paintings

Seminar on conservation of bark paintings

From: Beata Tworek <tworek>
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2002
Seminar and workshop on the care and conservation of bark paintings
June 2002

The Conservation of Cultural Materials Program at the University of
Canberra is organizing a seminar and a workshop on the Care and
Conservation of Australian Aboriginal Bark Paintings in June 2002.
The aim of this training is to increase awareness of the special
needs of Australian Aboriginal bark paintings in museums/galleries
and private collections. Therefore, we invite all people interested
in the care and preservation of bark paintings to participate in the
seminar and/or the workshop.

Seminar (1 day)
June 11, 2002:

    General session designed for professionals and students
    including curatorial, registration, small museum staff,
    Aboriginal Keeping Places personnel, private art gallery staff
    or any other staff dealing with the care of bark painting

    Content: This day-long session will cover presentation of
    materials and techniques of bark paintings production,
    discussion of factors in their deterioration, and preventive
    conservation issues related to their handling, storage, and
    display and transport systems. This knowledge will allow the
    participants to develop appropriate understanding and provide
    them with a range practical options for the proper care of bark
    paintings in small and large collections. Handout materials will
    be provided for future reference.

    Pre-requisites: No specialized knowledge is required, but
    general interest in the issues related to bark paintings and
    their care will be of assistance.

Conservation workshop (2 days): 12-13 June 2002

    Session designed for conservation students and conservators
    dealing with care and treatments of bark paintings.

    Content: Discussions will include further details of materials
    and techniques of bark paintings manufacture related
    specifically to conservation problems and treatments. Condition
    reporting and related terminology and methodology discussions
    will be with based on a sample painting prepared by each
    participant using traditional materials collected recently at
    Oenpelli. These paintings will be examined on and used for a
    practical conservation session. Conservation techniques and
    materials used will include past and present options including
    the use of an ultrasonic mister.

    The workshop will conclude with a general discussion of
    treatments methods and encountered problems.

    Pre-requisites: Some general conservation knowledge and skills
    are highly recommended.

    Number of participants is limited to 10--due to an intensive
    nature of this session

Further details and the registration form can be received from:

    Beata Tworek-Matuszkiewicz
    Senior Lecturer
    Conservation of Cultural Materials Program
    Division of Science and Design
    University of Canberra, ACT 2601,
    +61 2 6201 2632
    Fax: +61 2 6201 5419
    tworek [at] scides__canberra__edu__au

Beata Tworek-Matuszkiewicz

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:66
                 Distributed: Thursday, March 28, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-66-005
Received on Thursday, 28 March, 2002

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