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Course on hand papermaking

From: Denise Troughton <denise.troughton>
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Handmade Papermaking with Jacques Brejoux and Paper Book Binding
with Christopher Clarkson: a 5 day residential workshop to be held
at the 16th Century Moulin Du Verger Paper Mill in Puymoyen, near
Angouleme in the Charente (Cognac) region of France- September
17-21, 2007

At the IPC conference in Edinburgh in 2006, Conservation By Design
were pleased to introduce these two extraordinary scholars and
craftsmen and suggested that they work together for the first time
to share their experience and knowledge at a course at the paper
mill in the wonderful surroundings of the French countryside.

A unique opportunity to work with two leaders in their different
fields and combine a five day stay in rural France with a period of
research and training into the qualities of handmade papers required
for book conservation, endleaves and covering.

Using natural materials, including rare genuine 19 century linen
rags, to make handmade papers, Jacques Brejoux will demonstrate the
techniques of fibre identification, pulping, refining, sheet
forming, couching, loft drying etc. Jacques will share his knowledge
and discuss the technical aspects of paper as they relate to book
conservation and generally enjoy the tactile experience of handmade
papermaking with all participants.

Chris Clarkson, using Jacques' papers and papers from other western
mills, will discuss the technical qualities he requires in a
handmade paper for use in period book repair and rebinding. On the
matter of rebinding, Chris will focus on endleaf and cover paper
qualities and their necessary requirements. Since the1960's one of
his passions has been the paper covered books of the Renaissance,
his teaching will concentrate on these as rebinding types for
certain formats.

This course is kindly organised by Conservation By Design Limited on
behalf of Jacques Brejoux and Chris Clarkson as is not a commercial

7-21 September 2007
5 days
(Arrival Saturday 15 September 2007, Sunday 16 September 2007
Depart Saturday 22 September 2007 or Sunday 23 September 2007

Course Cost UKP800.00 per person (Includes daily travel to/from Mill
from our Gite accommodation and picnic lunch on site

Maximum number of delegates 8 on course--early booking essential.

Residential Accommodation for 5 nights in local Gite with breakfast
and evening meal UKP 300 per person; additional nights @ UKP 20
PP--room only if available. Additional persons can be booked for
accommodation only--if they are not taking the workshop but would
like to enjoy the local area

Travel to/from France is not included in any of the above cost.

For more details and a booking form please contact:

    Denise Troughton
    Conservation By Design Limited
    +44 1234 844 260
    Fax: +44 1234 852 334
    denise.troughton [at] cxdltd__com

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:12
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Received on Tuesday, 19 June, 2007

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