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Workshop on portrait miniatures

From: John A. Grace <john.grace>
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2007
Workshop on the Care and Treatment of Portrait Miniatures
Library and Archives Canada
Preservation Centre
Gatineau, Quebec
October 15-19, 2007

This five-day workshop, presented by Library and Archives Canada in
collaboration with the Portrait Gallery of Canada, the Canadian
Conservation Institute and Queen's University will address the
history, manufacture, care, and treatment of portrait miniatures.

This workshop is made possible through the support of The Getty

Mr. Alan Derbyshire, Head of the Sculpture, Metals, Ceramics and
Glass conservation section at the Victoria and Albert Museum
(London),  will deliver the workshop with assistance from Ms. Maria
Bedynski, Senior Conservator of Works of Art on Paper, Library and
Archives Canada.

The workshop program will include:

    Lectures on the history, manufacture and conservation of
    portrait miniatures

    Practical session on handling, examination, condition reporting,
    and surveying of miniatures

    Practical session on painting portrait miniatures

    Practical sessions on treatment techniques on portrait

    Practical session on care of lockets, cases and enclosures

    6 1/2-day visit to the Canadian Conservation Institute

Registration: The workshop is open to conservation professionals
with responsibility for preserving portrait miniatures.  Portrait
miniatures are multi-media objects and this training may be of
interest to conservators in various fields of specialization.
Enrolment is limited to 10 participants.  The language of
instruction will be English.  The organizers reserve the right to
cancel the workshop one month prior to presentation of the event if
there is insufficient registration, and to make program changes as
deemed necessary.

There are no registration fees for this workshop, however
participants must cover their own expenses for travel, accommodation
and meals.

Application forms are available at:


Applications must be received by April 2, 2007.   Participants will
be selected based upon the information provided on the application

Applicants will be notified of their standing by April 16, 2007.
Selected applicants must confirm their intent to participate by July
6, 2007 in order to secure a place in the workshop.

For additional information please contact

    Maria Bedynski
    maria.bedynski [at] lac-bac__gc__ca

John A. Grace
Directeur interimaire
Bibliotheque et Archives Canada
625 Boul. du Carrefour
Gatineau QC K1A 0N4 Canada
819-953-0070 (phone/fax)

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:43
                  Distributed: Tuesday, March 6, 2007
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Received on Thursday, 22 February, 2007

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