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Course on paste papers

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2009
West Dean College
Chichester, West Sussex, England
Continuing Professional Development - Professional Conservators in

Historical Paste Paper Techniques
PC0904-11-14 May 2009

    Course Leader:  Susanne Krause.  Susanne is a professional paper
    decorator, specializing in work from historical models. She
    opened her own studio in 1997 and has for many years been making
    decorated papers and working as a restorer of books and paper.
    She is a guest teacher at Centro del bel libro Ascona and at
    Instituut Collectie Nederland and a publisher of books on and
    with decorated paper.

    Decorated papers have been an integral part of European history
    for centuries. They were used not only by every bookbinder but
    also by cabinet makers to line cupboards, chests and boxes, and
    they were employed to decorate walls and ceilings.  Among the
    many types of decorated paper, paste paper is one of the most
    widely used and the simple basic techniques have not changed for
    at least 400 years. This course is primarily a hands-on course;
    theoretical aspects will be incorporated into practice or into
    the general discussions as far as possible.

Fibre Identification
PC0905  29 June-2 July 2009

    Course Leader:  Jennifer Barnett.  After many years as the head
    tutor of textile conservation at the Netherlands Institute for
    Cultural Heritage in Amsterdam, Jennifer now works as a
    translator (Dutch-English) and editor specialising in cultural

    The fibre identification workshop trains participants in the
    examination of the most important natural and synthetic fibres
    found in textiles: cotton, linen, jute, hemp, silk, wool,
    viscose, acetate, polyester, nylon and acrylic. While the
    emphasis is on practical work, essential theory will also be

    Examination methods presented include the use of the human
    senses as well as the use of the microscope and stain tests,
    most of which can be easily and safely carried out in a
    conservation studio. An extensive reading list will be supplied.
    Participants are encouraged to bring their own textile specimens
    for identification.

    By the end of the course, participants may expect to understand:

        The main morphological features of plant, animal and
        synthetic fibres and how to recognise them

        How to carry out tests and prepare samples for microscope

        The importance of a systematic approach and accurate record

        The pitfalls that may be encountered.

Course fees:
    Non-residential course fee:  UKP345
    Fully residential course fee:  From UKP459

For further information please contact

    Liz Campbell
    West Dean College
    +44 1243 818219

Liz Campbell
Continuing Professional Development Coordinator
West Dean College
West Dean
West Sussex PO18 0QZ
+44 1243 818219
Fax: +44 1243 811343

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:44
                 Distributed: Sunday, February 8, 2009
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Received on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009

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