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Subject: Course on chemistry for conservators--addendum

Course on chemistry for conservators--addendum

From: Mireia Xarrie <info>
Date: Thursday, June 10, 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

    Morning: Introduction the molecular view of materials
    Afternoon: Chemistry and materials,understanding energy, light
    and environment

Day 2

    Morning: Cleaning and organic solvents
    Afternoon: Polymers, adhesives and consolidants

Day 3

    Morning: Degradation and corrosion.
    Afternoon: Catalysts and rates of reaction.

Day 4

    Morning: Molarity, acids and bases
    Afternoon: Deacidification and alkaline reserve in paper

Day 5

    Morning: Skin materials and tannins
    Afternoon: Materials testing and analysis, question session

The teacher: David Dorning book conservator qualified in chemistry
Participants:  15 book and paper conservators
Dates: September 7-11, 2004.
Price: 500 Euros (or equivalent in US dollars). Includes all the
materials. Language: English with a Spanish translation for the
local participants

Enrollment by email. Payment: the first day of the course.

    c.escoles pies 76
    pral 1
    Barcelona 08017
    +34 93 4171347
    Fax: +34 93 2123715
    info [at] balaam__art__com

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