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Workshop on use of vacuum in paper conservation

From: Tina Boyle <accounts>
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Workshop to Explore the Use of Vacuum in Paper Conservation
London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB
Course Tutor:  Alan Buchanan
June 25-27, 2002

Each participant receives a set of pre-prints, which describes the
pumps that are usually used to create vacuum, how they do this and
what their constraints are.  The pre-prints also discuss the
movement of liquids in paper and there is a COSHH assessment form
together with an invitation to carry out an assessment if anyone
wishes.  There are generally eight participants; one from the host
studio and seven others.  The tutor is keen that everyone spends as
much time on the machines as possible and, to this end, he runs
through the performance of each vacuum table and gives instruction
on how to turn them on and off. Alan brings a portfolio of valueless
works of art on paper with problems susceptible to treatment by
vacuum.  There are usually four tables available and, within say an
hour, participants are paired off and all are working on the
machines.  The first day covers high and low vacuum, what they are
used for, various ways of getting water into and through paper and
blanking off for high vacuum.  The second day covers washing,
bleaching, washing discrete areas of objects and pulp repairs.  On
the third day the participants are introduced to methods of removing
solvent adhesives from paper and lining objects with delicate images
on vacuum.  All participants are invited to bring objects with
problems that are treatable with vacuum but are reminded that the
object's safekeeping is their responsibility.  There are a variety
of materials to use as treatment carriers and to use for blanking
off unused areas of the tables. It is an opportunity for
participants to experiment.

Course fee:  IPC members UKP150, non-members UKP200.  Maximum 8
delegates.  Fee does not include lunch.

Venues sought for Workshop to Explore the Use of Vacuum in Paper

    The IPC is looking for conservation studios that would be
    willing to host a workshop in exchange for a free place.  The
    studio must have space and facilities for 9 people to work
    comfortably, and should preferably have one or two vacuum
    tables, with space for 3 or preferably 4 tables altogether.
    Will those interested please contact the IPC office.

Details are available from the IPC office

    Leigh Lodge
    Leigh, Worcester WR6 5LB
    +44 1886 832323
    Fax: +441886 833688
    information [at] ipc__org__uk

Tina Boyle
Institute of Paper Conservation

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:70
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Received on Tuesday, 16 April, 2002

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