The tutors will be Paper Conservator Louise Newdick and Joy Culy.
1. Workshop: Stick It ?- Paste It !
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:
2. Workshop: Enclose It - Box It
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: