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Subject: ICON Book and Paper Group lecture series

ICON Book and Paper Group lecture series

From: Joanna Wolton <jw>
Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Icon Book and Paper Group lecture series
The October Gallery
Londonia House
24 Old Gloucester Street
London WC1N 3AL
Nearest Tube: Holborn

Tuesday 23 January 2007

    "Why Coaching and Mentoring Individuals through Fires and Floods
    is important"
        Helene Donnelley
        Forensic paper conservator and founder and director of Data
        and Archival Damage Control Centre, London.

    Cost: UKP6 (students UKP3, with card)--correct money at the door

    Helene has been involved in over 1500 disaster related
    incidents. She believes that too often we save the paper and the
    books from the flood but damage the people in the process. We
    have coaches for football and tennis, and for just about
    everything else in life. People are now turning to Helene to
    coach and mentor them through their disaster incident. She will
    explain what happens to individuals when there is no one to help
    them. Helene did her postgraduate work in Coaching and Mentoring
    with Professor Anne Brockbank at City University.

    Icon Book and Paper Group are delighted to announce that drinks
    and snacks at this evening's lecture are being sponsored by
    Dr.Alan Price of EFMS, a company which deals with bacterial and
    mould contaminants.They test water and papers. Their contact
    details are:

        Dr.Alan Price
        Unit 106, Blackfriars Foundry
        156 Blackfriars Road
        London SE1 8EN
        +44 207 721 7086
        alan [at] efms__co__uk

Tuesday 15 May 2007

    "An investigation into the appropriateness of using fixative
    prior to the cleaning of pencil drawings and inscriptions"
        Dr. Aeli Roberts

    Cost: UKP6 (students UKP3, with card)--correct money at the door

    This will include an examination of architectural drawings as
    case study objects.

    Dr Aeli Roberts is principally an academic teaching conservation
    science and practical skills to students specialising in the
    conservation of works of art on paper. She currently lectures at
    Camberwell College of Arts and UCL. Her PhD involved an
    investigation into the treatment of watercolours and the
    relationship of watercolour stability to washing method and
    object composition. She is keen to use experimentation alongside
    the treatment of real life objects, but recognises and considers
    the problems that making suitable test material may generate.

    Her current research interests include examining the possibility
    of using an aqueous fixative on pencil drawings and inscriptions
    prior to mechanical cleaning. The intention of the fixative is
    that it would allow for the more even cleaning of an object
    without the risk of media loss. The lecture gives an overview of
    her research methodology and how this has been influenced by
    what was learnt during the watercolour research and her findings
    to date. She will also consider the implications of using a
    novel treatment in the conservation of three mixed media
    architectural drawings. The talk examines the decision-making
    processes from the perspective of a conservation scientist who
    is also a practising conservator.

Tuesday 16 October 2007

    "The Do's and Don'ts of Photographic Conservation"
        Susie Clark

    Cost: UKP6 (students UKP3, with card)--correct money at the door

    Some of the techniques and materials used in paper conservation
    can be successfully applied to photographic conservation.
    However, some techniques and materials can actually be harmful
    and cause further problems. This talk will outline some of the
    main similarities and differences between the two fields.

    After qualifying in paper conservation at Camberwell School of
    Art and Craft, Susie Clark ACR was the conservator for the BBC
    Hulton Picture Library (now Getty Images). Since 1990 she has
    been a freelance paper and photographic conservator working
    primarily for institutions. In 1996 she won the MGC Jerwood
    Conservation Award for Research and Innovation for her work on
    wet collodion positives.

    The Book and Paper Group are delighted that John Purcell Paper
    will sponsor drinks and food at this evening's lecture. The
    evening will end by 9pm. John Purcell supply conservation
    quality paper and board. Their details are:

        John Purcell Paper
        15 Rumsey Road
        London SW9 OTR
        +44 20 7737 5199
        Fax: +44 20 7737 6765
        jpp [at] johnpurcell__net

'Day Out in Oxford'
Tuesday 25 September 2007
Preliminary announcement

    On Tuesday September 25, 2007, there will be an organised 'Day
    Out in Oxford' where there will be the chance to visit a few
    different conservation establishments. There will be a tour of
    the Chantry Library and its facilities and services by James
    Andrews. There will also be a visit to Jane Egan's private
    studio nearby. Finally, there will also be a tour of the
    conservation studios at the Bodleian Library. There will be more
    details of times of tours and breaks closer to the actual date,
    but for now if you are interested in coming along to this free
    day of tours, please do contact

        Sophie Laubin
        +44 7738704131
        sophie.laubin [at] bl__uk

For further information on these lecture and other ICON Book and
Paper Group lectures please contact Joanna Payne
<jw [at] joannapayne__com>. She would also be interested to hear from
speakers who might have a subject that would interest our members,
also ideas and venues for workshops.

Joanna Payne
+44 20 8747 5047
Fax: +44 20 8994 5020

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:30
                 Distributed: Friday, December 1, 2006
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Received on Tuesday, 28 November, 2006

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