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Workshop on paintings repair

From: Ally Long <a.long>
Date: Monday, October 2, 2006
Thread-by-Thread Tear Repair of Paintings
A Workshop

The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
The University of Melbourne
Workshop one:  7-9 February, 2007
Workshop two (if required): 12-14 February, 2007

The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of
Melbourne is pleased to announce the forthcoming workshop Thread by
Thread Tear Repair of Paintings, to be presented by Professor
Winfried Heiber from the Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden and Ms Petra
Demuth from the University of Applied Science, Cologne.

The Thread by Thread Tear Repair workshop is a three-day program
involving lectures and practical laboratory sessions. Prof Heiber
and Ms Demuth have presented this workshop at various institutes
around the world, including the Hamilton Kerr Institute, the
Courtauld Institute of Art, the Chicago Institute of Art, and the J.
Paul Getty Museum. This is the first time the workshop has been
offered in Australia.

The workshop will consist of one day of lectures and theory, and two
days of demonstration and hands-on supervised practicum. The number
of participants is limited to 15.

As we anticipate strong demand, provisions have been made for a
possible second workshop. The first workshop will be filled first on
a priority booking basis. To secure your place and to assist in our
planning we ask that you register as soon as possible.

Cost: $1100 (GST inclusive). Included with the registration fee is a
personal tool kit comprising hand tools required for the repair

Professor Heiber's unique Trekker system will be used throughout the
workshop and will be available for purchase (additional cost).

RH Conservation Engineering have designed a purpose built hot needle
for use throughout the workshop. These will also be available for
purchase (additional cost).

For more information and to
download a registration form see


or contact

    Christine Elias
    +61 3 8344 7979
    celias [at] unimelb__edu__au

This program is supported by a grant from the Gordon Darling

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