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Subject: Workshop on painting conservation

Workshop on painting conservation

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot<-a>
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2005
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
Works in partnership with the Yale University Art Gallery presents a
"Master Studies" Workshop:

    Tear Repair of Paintings
    May 11-13, 2006

    Instructors:  Winfried Heiber, Petra Demuth, Robert Proctor
    Organized by Patricia Sherwin Garland

Lecture/Demonstration Sessions
(At the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut):
Thursday, May 11, 9am - 5pm
Friday, May 12, 9am - 12:30pm

Laboratory Sessions (At the Yale University Art Gallery Conservation
Studio, Hamden, Connecticut):
Friday, May 12, 2-5pm
Saturday, May 13, 9am - 5pm

Course Fee, Lectures only:
    $150 AIC members; $250 non-members
Course Fee, Lectures and Laboratory Sessions:
    $450 AIC members, $600 non-members

Enrollment Limit: 100 for lectures; 14 for laboratory sessions
Registration Deadline: February 20, 2006.

Participants should have a solid knowledge of paintings
conservation, and qualified applicants will be selected based on
order of receipt of registration.  The number of registrants from a
single organization may be limited if necessary to allow for maximum
participation.  Early registration is advised.  Due to the
international nature of this workshop, program is subject to change
without notice.

Description: This three-day workshop will be offered on the East
Coast for the first time and will expand upon and update information
presented at workshops presented by AIC in Los Angeles in 2004 and
by the AIC Painting Specialty Group at the Art Institute of Chicago
in 2000.   Professor Heiber has improved upon his versatile method
of re-weaving, and will present the philosophy of his approach
through slide lectures as well as specific techniques in laboratory
sessions. Robert Proctor will present a reweaving technique
developed over the past 10 years including innovations using a thin
profile suction platen.

Objectives: Conservators will become familiar with the re-weaving
technique as an alternative treatment option for damaged paintings.
They will become familiar with the materials and necessary tools.
Participants will learn to evaluate when use of this treatment
method would be appropriate.  Lab participants will practice the
specific techniques required for successful re-weaving.  Please note
that this thread-by-thread reweaving technique is labor intensive
and may not be an appropriate treatment for all paintings.

The full course description and registration forms are available at
<URL:>, or contact:

    Eric Pourchot, Ph.D.
    Professional Development Director
    American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
    1717 K Street, NW,  Suite 200
    Washington DC 20036
    202-452-9545, extension 12
    Fax: 202-452-9328
    epourchot<-a t->aic-faic< . >org

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