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Subject: Workshop on Asian papers in Conservation

Workshop on Asian papers in Conservation

From: Holly Smith <holly.rachel.smith<-a>
Date: Friday, December 12, 2014
"Understanding Asian Papers and their Applications in Paper
Icon Book and Paper Group Co-operative Training Register (CTR)
Tate Conservation Studios
Tate Britain
7-8 April 2015

Instructor: Minah Song

The Icon Book and Paper Group CTR is delighted to present its next
workshop, hosted by Tate and generously supported by Conservation by

This two-day workshop will look in detail at East Asian Papers and
their different qualities and uses as a repair material in
conservation.  One the first day, participants will study various
histories and characteristics of Chinese, Korean and Japanese
papermaking, particularly some of the factors that can change the
quality of paper during the papermaking process.

Attendees will enhance their understanding of basic papermaking
techniques by producing their own paper to use for repair.
Participants will also make a Karibari-style drying board, which
will be used to practise several lining and drying techniques.

The second day will see participants examining different lining and
drying techniques, including a two-sided lining technique with a
lightweight mulberry paper.  Attendees can then test out these
techniques on their own drying board.  There will also be the
opportunity to test out different repair methods on a variety of
substrates, focusing on how to produce a repair with the appropriate
texture, strength and opacity.

Minah Song is a senior paper conservator at the Conservation Center
for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia, USA.  She
holds an MA in East Asian Art History from the Academy of Korean
Studies in Korea and an MA in Conservation from Camberwell College
of Arts in London, UK.  Some of her research projects include:
'Permanence, Durability and Unique Properties of Hanji', co-authored
with Jesse Munn (AIC Book and Paper Group Annual, 2004); 'Can West
Meet East?  Different Approaches to Conservation of East Asian Art'
(presented at East "Asian Art: Historical Context and Modern
Preservation of Paper-Based Works", Athenaeum of Philadelphia,
2010); "Korean Paper, Hanji, Its History, Technique and Properties"
(presented at Paper From the East, National Maritime Museum, 2011).

The workshop is limited to 12 participants.  The cost of this
course, including refreshments but not lunch, is UKP280 for Icon
members and UKP302 for non-members.  Please book early to avoid

To reserve a place, please email: iconbpgctr<-a t->gmail< . >com with the
subject line 'Workshop registration'.

For any enquiries please contact Holly Smith
<holly.rachel.smith<-a t->gmail< . >com>

Holly Smith
Icon Book and Paper Group
Co-operative Training Register Committee Member

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:29
                 Distributed: Monday, December 15, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-28-29-010
Received on Friday, 12 December, 2014

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