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Seminar on papyrus conservation

From: Marieka Kaye <marieka<-at->
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Papyrus Conservation Seminar
Papyrus Collection
University of Michigan Library
Ann Arbor, Michigan
16-27 June 2014

The Papyrus Collection of the University of Michigan Library will
host a two-week seminar in papyrus conservation, from Monday, June
16 to Friday, June 27, 2014, directed by Ms. Leyla Lau-Lamb.
Participants will receive a hands-on introduction to papyrus
conservation.  They will learn about equipment and materials used in
papyrus conservation and the theory and methodology behind current
conservation techniques.  They will then utilize these techniques to
perform a range of treatment on actual papyri from the University of
Michigan's Papyrus Collection, including written documentation,
digital photo-documentation, mechanical cleaning, damp treatments,
reduction of folds, alignment of fibers, alignment of fragments, and
methods of housing and storage.

The number of participants is limited to eight.  Preference will be
given to scholars and students who are directly involved with
papyrus conservation, whether in the setting of a papyrus collection
or archaeological excavations.

There is no course fee for the seminar, which is supported by the
University of Michigan Papyrology Collection.  Participants are
responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals.  Participants
will have the option of purchasing the conservation tools they will
use during the seminar.  A certificate of participation will be
provided at the end of the seminar.

Ms. Leyla Lau-Lamb is a senior conservator in the University of
Michigan Library and has been conservator for the Michigan Papyrus
Collection since 1990.  Author of the Advanced Papyrological System
(APIS) Guidelines for Conservation of Papyrus, she has been invited
by various collections worldwide, including the Hermitage in St.
Petersburg and the Carlsberg Papyrus Collection of the University of
Copenhagen, to assist in the conservation of papyrus.

To apply please send contact information, a statement summarizing
relevant conservation or papyrology experience and responsibilities
(maximum 600 words), and one letter of recommendation to:

    Prof. Arthur Verhoogt
    Acting Archivist
    University of Michigan Papyrus Collection
    807 Hatcher Graduate Library South
    913 S. University Avenue
    Ann Arbor MI 48109-1190

or email the application as a pdf-file to verhoogt<-at->umich<.>edu

Deadline for applications is 1 December 2013.

Marieka Kaye
Conservation Librarian / Book Conservator
Conservation and Preservation Dept.
University of Michigan Library
837 Greene St.
Room 3202 Buhr Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3209

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