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Book Conservation Skills for Paper Conservators 2-Day Workshop

Icon Scotland Group

From: Tuesday 14.11.17
at 9:00am
To: Wednesday 15.11.17
at 5:00pm

The National Library of Scotland

159 Causewayside


Event description: 

This is a two-day theory and practical workshop for 10 delegates run by Icon accredited book conservator Caroline Scharfenberg.

The boundary between book and paper conservation is fluid. Book conservators need to cover specialist paper conservation knowledge and paper conservators often need to address mixed collections, which also include bound material. This workshop addresses the need for paper conservators to have a basic knowledge about book structures and the typical damage found in book collections. These skills will enable paper conservators to stabilise book collections and to better assess damage and the required repair. It will also allow paper conservators to better identify damaged bound material, which will have to be addressed by a professional accredited book conservator.

Please bring with you: a small tool kit containing a paste brush, brush for consolidant in solvent, bone folder, Teflon bone folder, scalpel and 10A blades, spatula, metal ruler, scissors and tweezers and A4 cutting mat.

For enquiries contact the event team.