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Subject: Workshop on tear mending for canvas paintings

Workshop on tear mending for canvas paintings

From: Yunsun Choi <yunsun.choi<-at->
Date: Monday, March 11, 2013
"Thread-by-thread: Tear mending"
Petra Demuth
Tate Britain
17-19 April 2013

Thread-by-Thread Tear Mending workshop with Petra Demuth, a
technical lecturer in the Department of Restoration and Conservation
of Paintings, Polychrome Sculptures and Modern Art at the Cologne
Institute of Conservation Science.

Course fee UKP470 (the cost includes toolkits)

The workshop aims to explain to conservators the thread-by-thread
tear mending method for the treatment of torn canvas paintings
through lectures, demonstrations and practical laboratory sessions.

The 3 days workshop will discuss the philosophy of this treatment
approach, explain and demonstrate the methodology and the tools and
materials used, explain when the method is appropriate and the
advantages and benefits of the reweaving technique as a treatment

Petra Demuth studied the conservation of paintings and polychrome
sculptures at the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences Cologne
University of Applied Sciences, Germany (1990-1994), where she is
currently a technical lecturer. She has taught the conservation of
paintings and modern art at the Conservation Department of the
Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Germany, as a research assistant
with Professor Winfried Heiber. Petra Demuth has demonstrated the
thread-by-thread tear mending method with Professor Winfried Heiber
over a number of years.

    Toolkits includes
    Dentist explorer double ended, corkscrew
    Dentist explorer, double ended, corkscrew
    Broach-holder for insect needle
    Scalpel grip for insect needle
    Rostfrei Insect needle 000
    Tweezers for microscope with curved tips
    Curved self-holding tweezers
    Iris scissors curved, 9.5 cm length

If you are interested in attending the course please contact

    Yunsun Choi
    Conservation Manager (Paper, Paintings and Frames)
    London SW1P 4RG
    +44 20 7887 8075
    +44 7969 825 583

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