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Subject: Course paper conservation

Course paper conservation

From: Mark Sandy <m.sandy>
Date: Monday, November 6, 2006
Infilling missing areas on works of art on paper using papermaking
    pulp dyed to different shades of yellow, red and blue
Camberwell College of Arts
Conservation Department
Wilson Road
London SE5 8LU
11-12 December 2006

Tutor: Alan Buchanan

    Alan Buchanan has developed a methodical visual system to create
    matching infills for missing areas in works of art on paper by
    dyeing cotton rag papermaking pulp to different shades of
    yellow, red and blue.

    Eight colour charts are made; six with different depths of
    shade, two with different levels of brilliance. Each chart is
    triangular and has at its apex a swatch of pure yellow. Below
    the apex is a line of two swatches, one is nine parts yellow
    plus one part red, and the other is nine parts yellow plus one
    part blue. The next line has three swatches: 8y + 2r, 8y + 1r +
    1b, 8y + 2b and so on. The conservator passes the charts over
    the work of art with a missing area and finds the nearest match,
    for example 1/2% 6y + 2r + 2b. From the stock of 1/2% dry dyed
    pulp he/she takes enough for the purpose and weighs carefully 6
    parts yellow, 2 parts red and 2 parts blue. These are put into a
    blender and blended. This takes the pulp to a close match of the
    correct tone which can then be finely adjusted with small
    additions of the right colours.

The dyeing process will be demonstrated and participants will be
able to dye pulp and to draw upon pre-dyed stock to create matches
and will try out different methods of infilling missing areas on
vacuum table.

The course is aimed at professional paper conservators.

Course fee: UKP250

Minimum number of students: 5
Maximum number of students: 8

To book online <URL:>
If you have a problem booking online, telephone +44 20 7514 6311

Camberwell and Chelsea Short Course Office
University of the Arts London
16 John Islip Street
London SW1P 4JU

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