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Workshop on paintings conservation

From: Helen McKay <helen_mckay<-a>
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Thread by Thread Tear Repair Workshop
Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa
August 20, 2008: Lecture Session
August 20-22, 2008: Lecture and Laboratory Sessions

The Canadian Conservation Institute is pleased to announce that the
Thread by Thread Tear Repair Workshop will be offered to the
conservation community, for the first time in Canada, as part of our
ongoing professional development program.

Course instructors are Professor Winfried Heiber (Academy of Fine
Arts, Dresden) and Petra Demuth (University of Applied Sciences,

Developed by Professor Heiber, this technique offers a method for
the repair of tears to paintings when lining or patching are not
options.  The repair results in virtually invisible mends, and while
pertinent to all paintings on canvas, it is an especially valuable
technique for the conservation of modern and contemporary paintings.
As this repair technique can be adapted for the conservation of
textile objects we would like to encourage participation in this
workshop by both paintings and textiles conservators.

The lecture session (August 20) will be open to a wide audience.
Laboratory sessions (August 21-22) will be available to a smaller
number of participants.

The Thread by Thread Tear Repair Workshop will be announced on the
Canadian Conservation Institute web site in March, 2008.

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