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Subject: Workshop on paintings repair--addendum

Workshop on paintings repair--addendum

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot>
Date: Friday, March 12, 2004
A clarification to the notice posted March 2 (DistList Instance

The deadline for the AIC Tear Repair Seminar to be held at the Getty
Museum April 22nd and 23rd, 2004 has been extended to March 19.
Although the laboratory portion of the workshop is full there is
still plenty of space in the day and a half seminar.

This seminar will include all of the information needed to learn the
reweaving technique developed by Professor Heiber of the Hochschule
fuer Bildende Kuenste, Dresden. This is not only a rare opportunity
to learn this useful technique, but also a chance to meet Prof.
Heiber. Heiber is well known and highly respected throughout the
conservation community in Europe not only for his work on tear
repairs but also for his innovative and inventive approach to
conservation problem solving. He has been a pioneer in the
conservation philosophy of minimal intervention. Even when speaking
in English, he is eloquent and his reverence and respect for
paintings as the physical manifestation of our cultural heritage is
always inspirational.

The first day of the seminar will include a history of the
development of this technique, introduction to the equipment and
materials used, step by step instructions on how to proceed with
this technique, as well as examples of different tear repairs. The
second day will include a lecture by Robert Proctor describing
modifications and developments he has made in his 10 plus years
experience with this technique. There will be a display of tools and
equipment used. The seminar will end with a live video demonstration
of Herr Heiber mending a tear through the microscope.

Registration is $120 for AIC members; $200 for non-members.  A
special hotel rate of $89 per room (single or double, plus tax) has
been arranged. Registration materials are available at
<URL:>, or from

    Eric Pourchot
    Program Officer
    Professional Development
    1717 K Street NW, Suite 200
    Washington DC  20006
    202-452-9545, ext. 12;

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:59
                  Distributed: Tuesday, March 16, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-59-014
Received on Friday, 12 March, 2004

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