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Subject: Workshop on enzymes

Workshop on enzymes

From: Richard Hawkes <hawkesrj<-a>
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2005
The use of enzymes and chelating agents in paper conservation
York Minster Library
6th July 2005

Tutor: Richard Hawkes

Places limited to 10 people
Cost: UKUKP75 for whole day, before 1st May 2005; UKUKP85 after.
Cost includes morning and afternoon refreshments.

These two subjects are combined into one day and would be ideal as
part of  a conservator's CPD. The aim is to provide a refresher and
update on two treatments that many paper conservators may  not have
used since college or feel unsure about. The morning session will
cover the different methods of preparing and using enzymes for
breaking down adhesives, such as animal glue, aged flour paste and
casein, as well as demonstrating uses for the recently developed,
ready-prepared amylase poultice. The second session will look at the
chemistry, preparation and application of chelating agents for
removing metal stains, such as rust, from paper. Both sessions will
examine the literature on the subjects and provide participants with
an opportunity to use the different techniques. Course notes will be

For booking telephone (UK) +44 1765 676600,
richard<-a t->artworksconservation< . >co< . >uk

Further workshops, serving as both refresher courses and updates on
conservation techniques are being planned to assist conservators
with their continuing professional development. The courses are
being held in the paper conservation studio of York Minster Library,
which was recently refurbished with assistance from the Heritage
Lottery Fund. There will also be an opportunity to view the
archives, library and conservation facilities after the workshops.

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