Workshop Details

The tutors will be Paper Conservator Louise Newdick and Joy Culy.
The workshops will be held at Waipipi-iti, a beautiful retreat set in park like grounds 5 mins drive from Masterton.
Driving from Wellington or Palmerston North takes about 1.5 hours. 57 Waipipi Road, RD11, Opaki, Masterton.


1. Workshop:   Stick It ?- Paste It ! 
An introduction to conservation adhesives used for mounting and repair of paper items.
$575.00 per person plus GST.  9.30am-5.00pm, teas and lunch provided.  Link to register interest

This hands-on 1 day workshop is designed to introduce specific conservation adhesives and techniques. It will explore how conservation adhesives differ from damaging adhesives commonly and historically used for paper repairs, framing and other paper construction.

Attendees will be introduced to various alternatives to using self-adhesive tapes. They will gain basic knowledge and some practical skills so they can select and use adhesives safely for simple tasks. Understanding developed will also be useful when making decisions about more major projects or damage – such as commissioning other professionals to undertake conservation treatments, conservation framing or mounting.

The course will suit people with good hand skills – technicians, collection managers, artists, framers, library, museum and archive staff. Attendees are invited to bring a couple of  their own items to work on that require simple repair.

The course content will cover:
Overview and examples of common adhesives and damage caused
Overview and examples of conservation adhesives and their attributes
Introduction to making wheat starch paste and CMC
Introduction to techniques for simple repairs and mounting
Non adhesive options
Equipment and materials
Cautions, responsibilities and ethics 

2. Workshop:   Enclose It - Box It    (new workshop)
An introduction to making conservation enclosures.
$575.00 per person plus GST.  9.30am-5.00pm, teas and lunch provided. Link to register interest

This hands-on 1 day workshop explores the making of several common archival enclosures used in museums, libraries and archives.

The main focus of the day will be to develop practical skills. Attendees will be introduced to plans and techniques for various enclosures. Knowledge and understanding gained about materials and design will be useful when making decisions about enclosures for your collections, either to purchase or make them in-house. 

The course will suit people with good hand skills – technicians, collection managers, artists, library, museum and archive staff. Attendees are invited to bring a couple of their own items to make enclosures for.

The course content will include discussions, demonstrations and practical exercises such as:
Introduction to basic skills and equipment
Demo and practical - four flap folder
Discussion - enclosure design, selection, materials and preventative conservation
Demo and practical - Clamshell box, lidded box, drop side box
Discussion demo and practical - fitting out a box using Ethafoam etc
Introduction to rolled storage