Conservation DistList Archives [Date] [Subject] [Author] [SEARCH]

Subject: Workshop on pigments and inks

Workshop on pigments and inks

From: Rachel Lapkin <lapkinr>
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2002
History and Use of Pigments and Inks with Cheryl Porter

The Conservation Department of the Newberry Library will host a
five-day workshop on the "History and Use of Pigments and Inks" on
May 19-23, 2003. This workshop is partially funded through a
generous grant from the Foundation of the American Institute for the
Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC).

Each day of the workshop will be divided between morning lecture and
afternoon laboratory activities.

Morning sessions will include lectures, slides, examples, and some
handouts. Topics include chemical and physical properties of
pigments and media, original recipes and methods of manufacture,
economic and iconographic importance. Medieval and pre-industrial
pigments will be emphasized.  Binding media such as gum and egg will
be examined.  Various methods of identifying pigments will be
discussed.  Registration is limited.

During the afternoon laboratory, session participants will prepare
samples of the pigments discussed using historic recipes. Students
will produce a pigment chart for their own use.  Methods of sampling
pigments from original materials will be demonstrated and practical
consolidation techniques for flaking and friable pigments will be
discussed. Registration is limited.

Cheryl Porter will teach the workshop.  Ms. Porter studied at the
Camberwell College of Arts in London and then worked at the
University of London (UCL) Painting Analysis Unit.  Later she was a
Research Fellow at UCL History of Art Department analyzing pigments
and application techniques in medieval manuscripts. She has also
worked closely with the University of Cambridge on the analysis and
conservation of pigments and dyes.  Ms. Porter now teaches
throughout he UK, Europe and Australia and has been Director of the
Montefiascone Library Conservation Project in Italy since its
inception in 1988.

Full Workshop registration, which includes morning lectures and
afternoon labs, costs $360, with AIC member discount, $300.
Participants may choose to attend only morning lectures for a fee of
$10 per lecture, $50 for the five-day morning session.

Registrants are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and
meals. Morning and afternoon coffee and light snacks will be
provided. Registrants will receive a packet of information including
class hours, hotel information, etc.

For more information and registration packet, please contact

    Giselle Simon
    simong [at] newberry__org

Giselle Simon
Acting Director, Conservation Services
Newberry Library
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL 60610

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:34
                 Distributed: Friday, November 22, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-16-34-022
Received on Wednesday, 20 November, 2002

[Search all CoOL documents]