Conservation DistList Archives [Date] [Subject] [Author] [SEARCH]

Subject: Workshops at York Minster Library

Workshops at York Minster Library

From: Richard Hawkes <richard>
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2007
CPD Workshops for Paper, Book and Photographic Materials
Conservators at York Minster Library

Following on from the well-attended run of Continual Professional
Development Workshops earlier this year, we are pleased to announce
three new training days, to be hosted by the Conservation Department
at York Minster Library. The workshops aim to combine demonstrations
with opportunities for hand-on, practical experience in the
conservation studio. They also provide a great forum for discussion
and the shared experience of CPD. Although aimed initially at
conservators, the workshops on digital photography and constructing
book cradles may be of interest to those involved with these media
in related fields.

Digital photography for Book and Paper Conservators
Venue: York Minster Library
Monday 29 October 2007
10am - 5pm

    Jason Revell
    Photographic Technician, Conservation Unit
    University of Northumbria

Cost: GBP125 including VAT

    Digital photography has become an essential tool in recording
    conservation treatments. This workshop will help participants
    explore the full potential of digital cameras for documenting
    works on paper as well as non-destructive analysis of media.
    Participants will be guided through the technology, discussing
    camera choices, file types and storing images. Hands-on,
    practical sessions will make use of material from the archive to
    show how to achieve best results for visible, raking and
    transmitted light as well as macro and microscopy imaging. The
    versatility of many digital cameras also means that they can be
    used for infra-red, false colour infra-red and UV fluorescence
    and reflectance imaging. Jason's knowledge and experience in
    this field should make this highly informative and an essential
    topic for professional development.

The Use of Cyclododecane as a Temporary Fixative in Paper
Conservation (morning)

Producing and Applying Re-moistenable Support Tissues (afternoon)

Venue: York Minster Library
Tuesday 30 October 2007
10am - 5pm

    Amy Junker Heslip and Lara Artemis
    Wellcome Trust

Cost: GBP125 including VAT, full-day bookings only

    The day has been divided to introduce two versatile conservation
    techniques that have been developed over recent years. As well
    as providing participants with an up-to-date review of
    literature, the day is a great opportunity for guided practical
    experience of these treatments.

    Cyclododecane has been used as a temporary fixative for
    water-soluble media on paper, combining low toxicity and ease of
    removal, since it naturally sublimes out of the paper substrate.
    Participants will experiment with different methods of
    application, including an opportunity to use 'new generation'
    heated spatulas which were demonstrated at the Edinburgh IPC
    Conference trade show. Small samples of cyclododecane will be
    provided to take away at the end of the day for further trials.

    Pre-pasted, re-moistenable tissue repairs have been refined by
    conservator in the USA, especially for vulnerable media such as
    iron gall ink and verdigris-damaged papers. They are also used
    for repairing or lining other water-sensitive material and to
    safely de-laminate fragmented layers of manuscripts from their
    bundles. Techniques for the preparation and application of
    Japanese tissues, using adhesives such as wheat starch paste and
    methyl cellulose, will be demonstrated and practised.

Constructing Book Cradles for Display
Venue: York Minster Library
Monday 5 November 2007
10am - 5pm

    Jane Rutherston
    Senior Book Conservator
    Victoria and Albert Museum

Cost: GBP125 including VAT

    A hands-on, practical day accompanied by demonstrations and a
    presentation on aspects of the display of books at the V&A with
    discussion of display guidelines. The main focus will be on
    learning techniques for constructing book cradles from museum or
    archive box board and covering them with cloth or paper for an
    economical and versatile way of safely exhibiting a variety of
    bound volumes and manuscripts. These techniques are especially
    useful for individuals working in smaller libraries and museums
    where Perspex cradles would be too expensive to have made. As
    well as book conservators, this workshop will be of interest to
    anyone involved with the care and exhibition of books and
    participants from other fields are welcome.

Each workshop has spaces for a maximum of 10 participants so early
booking is recommended. For booking information and enquiries for
any of the above workshops either contact reception [at] yorkminster__org,
telephone +44 1904 557208, Fax: +44 1904 557201 or address enquiries

    Church House
    York, YO1 7JN

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:19
                 Distributed: Wednesday, August 8, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-19-009
Received on Wednesday, 8 August, 2007

[Search all CoOL documents]