Workshop “Paper, Leather and Photographs Conservation” (Sultanate of Oman)

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  • Course title: Workshop on Paper, Leather and Photographs Conservation
  • Recipient: National Records & Archives Authority (Masqat, OMAN)
  • Project: Custom-made workshop on the demanded topicsfor professional conservators.
  • Dates: 22-26 August 2016.
  • Duration: 33 hours.
  • Teachers: Rita Udina, Márk Somogyi & Jordi Mestre.
  • Programme: Read it below.
  • Language: English.
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Workshop "paper, leather and photographs conservation" for the paper conservators from the National Records and Archives Authority, Sultanate of Oman

PROGRAMME:

22 august. Tape removal. Fixatives (I) adhesives and fixatives

  • 9:00    – 10:30      Welcome and introduction to the course (handouts, conservation lab, tools…). Stains. Mechanical, physical and chemical stain removers: heating, surface dirt cleaning, poultices, bleaching agents, solvents… (theory).
  • 10:30  – 10:50     Coffee break.
  • 10:50  – 12:45      Adhesives and fixatives (theory): types and properties.
  • 12:45  – 13:50      Lunch break.
  • 14:05  – 15:45      Stain removal: Practice
  • 15:45  – 17:15      Fixation of inks: preparing fixatives

23d august. Paper conservation – Fixatives (II)

  • 9:00    – 10:30      Paper leafcasting and dying paper pulp (theory).
  • 10:30  – 10:50      Coffee break.
  • 10:50  – 12:45      Dying paper pulp exercise according to samples.
  • 12:45  – 13:50      Lunch break.
  • 14:00  – 17:15      Leafcasting workshop.

24 august. Leather conservation.

  • 9:00    – 10:30      Leather: properties and conservation (theory).
  • 10:30  – 10:50      Coffee break.
  • 10:50  – 13:50      Fixation of bleeding inks I: practice on parchment leather.
  • 14:05  – 15:45      Leather (and parchment) conservation workshop
  • 15:45  – 17:15      Fixation of bleeding inks II: paper treatment.

25 august. Iron gall ink treatment

  • 9:00    – 10:30      Iron gall inks and their treatment (theory)
  • 10:30  – 10:50      Coffee break.
  • 10:50  – 12:45      Iron gall inks: samples tests analysis and diagnosis (practice).
  • 12:45  – 13:50      Lunch Break.
  • 14:05  – 17:15      Iron gall ink treatment (practice).

26 august. Photographs conservation

  • 9:00    – 10:30      Introduction to ancient photographic processes (theory).
  • 10:30  – 10:50      Coffee break.
  • 10:50  – 13:50      Identification workshop and conservation housing proposals.

Most evenings are thought to be practical sessions, and the program intends to evolve in a way that the evening sessions allow practicing on the issues already discussed during the previous days.

Although both tools and practising samples/documents will be supplied at the workshops, participants are welcome to bring their own tools, in case they want to achieve a much similar experience to their workspace.

Participants are also encouraged to bring samples and/or documents* they would like to practice with.

*     The practice will be guided and supervised, but the exercises on original documents will be under the participants’ responsibility.

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