Paper Conservation - An Introduction
This one-day course will introduce you to the key factors contributing to the deterioration of paper-based cultural artefacts such as prints, drawings and watercolours. The course will combine lectures, discussions and practical exercises. Please bring in a paper artefact of your own for examination and discussion...
Taught by: Craig Horsfall.
- Causes of paper damage over time
- Definitions of conservation practice
- Basic tear repairs
- Basic surface cleaning
You will have gained an insight into the subject of paper conservation. You will have begun to understand the ways in which works of art and archival documents on paper can become damaged with time, over exposure to light, humidity and other elements, as well as learning about some techniques for dealing with certain types of damage. You will acquire an awareness of preventive conservation processes and techniques that in the context of handling works on paper will help to prevent damage.
Who Should Attend
Anyone with an interest in the conservation of works of art on paper, including owners of artworks, artists, and anyone interested in practical conservation work.The course could serve as a short taster ahead of further training, or for anyone who wants to know more about the subject ahead of commissioning conservation work.
Please Bring the following items with you on the first day:
A note pad and pen
Example artworks or documents (optional)
Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Camberwell College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.