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Course on chemistry for conservators

From: Mireia Xarrie <mireia>
Date: Monday, March 1, 2004
Chemistry for Paper Conservators
September 7-11, 2004

This chemistry course has been taught  at Yale University and the
National Archives of Canada, at Johns Hopkins University in
Baltimore in the Society of Archivists, England.

The course is of five days duration divided each topic into two
parts: first a teaching session, followed by practical laboratory
work to back it up and consolidate.

Day 1
    The Molecular view of materials

    Chemistry and materials
    Understanding energy, light and environment

Day 2
    Cleaning and organic solvents

    Polymers, adhesives and consolidants

Day 3
    Degradation and corrosion

    Catalysts and rates of reaction

Day 4
    Molarity, acids and bases

    Deacidification and alkaline reserve in paper

Day 5
Skin materials and tannins

    Materials testing and analysis
    Question session

The teacher: David Dorning book conservator qualified in chemistry
Participants: 15, book and paper conservators
Price: 500 Euro, includes all the materials
Language: English with a Spanish translation for the local

Please complete our enrolment form and mail, e-mail or fax to

    escoles pies 76 pral 1
    Barcelona 08017
    info [at] balaam-art__com
    Fax: +34 93 2123715

Further information:

    info [at] balaam-art__com
    +34 93 4171347
    Fax: +34 93 212 3715

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