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ICN courses and masterclasses

From: Angeniet Boeve <angeniet.boeve>
Date: Monday, May 15, 2006
ICN-masterclasses 2006
international courses for conservators and curators

For information, please contact

    Angeniet Boeve
    angeniet.boeve [at] icn__nl

or

    Monique de Louwere
    monique.de.louwere [at] icn__nl

    ICN / The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage
    Gabriel Metsustraat 8
    1071 EA Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    +31 20 3054659
    Fax: +31 20 3054620
    <URL:http://www.icn.nl>

All classes held at Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam

Conservation of digital prints
13-16 June 2006 (4 days)

Instructor:     Martin Jurgens
                Photograph Conservator, Hamburg, Germany

    An increasing number of graphic documents is being generated
    digitally, including photographic images, fine art prints,
    reproductions, advertising posters, letters, prints, journals,
    office documents, price labels, and product packaging. In
    addition the technology of digital printing has developed at a
    very rapid pace over the last 20 years and it can be very
    difficult to keep up to date with the newest trends. As digital
    prints constitute a major part of our current and future social
    and cultural heritage, it will be important in the long term to
    gain an understanding of their structure, materials and
    long-term stability. This goal is based on our ability to
    differentiate between different output technologies. In this
    workshop lectures will be combined with hands-on sessions on
    identification, using a large sample collection and experimental
    treatments.

    Topics covered include the history and applications of digital
    printing, the technology and materials of the processes
    available today, the identification of digital prints, the
    deterioration of materials found in digital prints such as
    substrates, colourants and coatings and finally the preservation
    of digital prints, including exhibition, storage, treatment and
    disaster recovery.

    Target group: Conservators of paper, photographs and
    contemporary art; collection managers with an interest in
    conservation

    Participants: 12
    Reader Price: Euro 795,-

Removal of pressure sensitive tapes and tape stains
31 July and 1-4 August 2006 (5 days)

Instructors:    Elissa O'Loughlin
                Senior conservator, The Walters Art Gallery,
                Baltimore

                Linda Stiber Morenus
                Senior paper conservator, Library of Congress,
                Washington)

    Lectures on invention, evolution, degradation and removal of
    rubber-based and synthetic polymer-based pressure sensitive
    tapes. During 10 practical lessons identification of tapes,
    defining the degree of degradation, testing for dwell time and
    solubility parameter, advanced carrier and adhesive
    removal--mechanically, by solvent immersion and by local
    treatments, stain removal on the suction table, the suction disk
    and using poultices, are carried out. Case histories, computer
    and video-demonstrations are included.

    Target group: Paper conservators
    Participants: 12
    Study material: Reader
    Price: Euro 1295,-

Plastics
20-22 September 2006 (3 days)

Instructors:    Thea van Oosten
                Senior researcher, ICN

    Plastics are found in ethnographical and textile collections
    imitating precious materials like ivory, tortoiseshell and
    amber, in modern art collections of three-dimensional
    non-traditional art, in collections of household goods and in
    collections of scientific equipment. Plastics are increasingly
    found in museum collections. How do we deal with plastic and
    plastic objects in collections? Can we identify plastics or
    different types of plastics, as this is a relatively new
    material? There are guidelines for the passive conservation of
    plastics, but the active conservation of plastics still has to
    be developed. The aim of the course is to acquaint conservators,
    conservation scientists and restorers with the current state of
    knowledge regarding identification, degradation and conservation
    of plastics as used in our cultural heritage.

    Target group: Conservators, conservation scientists, restorers
    Participants: 10
    Study material: Reader
    Price: Euro 595,-

Angeniet Boeve
Co-ordinator
Instituut Collectie Nederland
Postbus 76709
1070 KA Amsterdam
+31 20 305 46 55
Fax: +31 20 305 46 20


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