Course announcement: Icon B&PG mounting workshop

Innovations in Conservation Mounting of Works on Paper

21st to 23rd October 2013, National Maritime Museum, London

The Icon Book & Paper Group Cooperative Training Register (CTR) is delighted to present the next workshop in the 2013 programme, generously sponsored by the Clare Hampson Scholarship Trust. The workshop will be led by Hugh Phibbs, who is Coordinator of Preservation Services at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and has taught and published widely on the preservation of works on paper .

This three-day workshop will review historical mounting methods, and then address a range of issues such as: the chemical and physical factors affecting paper in their enclosures/assemblies and the technical solutions to manage these changes; the use of adhesives such as natural and synthetic aqueous adhesives as well as acrylic/ copolymers; papers used for hinging, and the different methods of applying adhesives, including the use of micro dots; mounting without adhesive, if hinges cannot be used; describing and understanding the performance of buffers, filters, barriers and scavengers.

There is a limit of 18 participants. The cost of this three-day course (including refreshments) is £100 for Icon members and £120 for non members.  Booking will open on 23rd September 2013 at 10:00am.  Details of the online booking form will be published on the Book & Paper Group site nearer the booking opening date.  If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Amelia Rampton by emailing ameliarampton@aol.com.

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