Workshops

Basic Paper Conservation – Plus

This workshop is designed for those who have attended one of our Basic Paper Conservation workshops – and are ready for some more advanced techniques. Building on procedures covered in the first workshop, this one-day seminar offers more in-depth training on techniques already covered, as well as introducing some new ones.

Areas covered include:

  • Tape removal – including simple and safe solvent procedures
  • Paper repairs – tears and areas of loss, using Japanese paper method
  • Book repairs – using Japanese paper to undertake ‘band-aid’ book
  • repair and stabilisation of covers and spines
  • Identification of media – including inks, different types of fine prints,and watercolours
  • Flattening of works on paper with soluble media
  • How to make starch paste
  • Selecting Japanese papers

And, importantly, what NOT to do!

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