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Subject: Workshops on paper, books, and photographic materials

Workshops on paper, books, and photographic materials

From: Richard Hawkes <richardhawkes>
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2007
Workshops for Paper, Book and Photographic Conservators

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Workshops for
Paper, Book and Photographic Conservators at
York Minster Library

Leafcasting Workshop
Tutor: Stephen Allen ACR
Wednesday 28 March 2007
9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost: GBP125 including VAT

    The theory and practice of paper leafcasting will be covered
    with hands on opportunities to make paper infill repairs.

    Participants will learn how to make up colour matched pulp and
    use it to repair missing corners or worm holes.  This is a
    particularly useful technique for repairing book pages as the
    method does not lead to an increase in page thickness.
    Techniques for repairing sheets with text on both sides will be
    demonstrated as well as the facility for casting sheets of toned
    repair paper for alternative repair methods.

Lining Workshop
Tutor: Richard Hawkes ACR
Wednesday 2 May 2007, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Cost: GBP125 including VAT

    This is a practical workshop, with hands on opportunities to
    practice and discuss a range of lining techniques for works on
    paper, both art and archives. As well as traditional lining
    techniques for Western papers, adaptations for problem media.
    large works and using linings to flatten and mount paper will be
    shown.  Aqueous and non-aqueous adhesives will be used.
    Participants will make use of the studio's kari-bari board and
    practice some alternative flattening and drying methods.

The Care of Glass Plate Negatives
Tutor: Angels Arribas
Thursday 3 May 2007
9:30am to 4:30pm

Cost: GBP125 including VAT

    This one day course covers the principal practical issues
    regarding the preservation and conservation of glass plate
    negatives.  The course will help those caring for these objects
    to identify the common processes, assess their condition,
    prioritise conservation treatments and implement initial
    preservation actions. Participants will receive a background to
    the commonest glass plate negative processes, their components
    and stability, and learn the main types of deterioration. On the
    practical side, the participant will be introduced to the first
    steps in the preservation of these photographic processes
    including handling, dry cleaning and storage procedures.
    Finally, participants will have an opportunity to discuss
    preservation needs in their own collection.  This workshop is
    also suitable for archivists, curators and those caring for
    photographic collections.

For booking information and enquiries for any of the above workshops
please contact

    Christine Harbisher
    Secretary, York Minster Library
    Deans Park
    York Y01 7JQ, UK
    c.harbisher [at] yorkminsterlibrary__org__uk

Booking essential.

Richard Hawkes ACR
Artworks Conservation
Wormald Green
Harrogate HG3 3PS
+44 1765 676600

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Received on Thursday, 15 February, 2007

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