Paper Conservation and Preservation (online)
This four week online course will introduce you to the key factors contributing to the deterioration of paper-based artefacts, as well as methods of preservation and conservation. Paper is a fragile medium, and yet so many valuable items (artwork, books, texts, photographs, contracts, vintage posters, collectibles) are paper-based...
This four week online course will introduce you to the key factors contributing to the deterioration of paper-based artefacts, as well as methods of preservation and conservation. Paper is a fragile medium, and yet so many valuable items (artwork, books, texts, photographs, contracts, vintage posters, collectibles) are paper-based. This course will be lecture based, with demonstrations and short practical exercises which will allow you to get hands on in your exploration of this subject and the technical examination of paper artefacts. There will be plenty of opportunities for discussion, and a short practical piece of homework each week.
- Specific causes of damage to paper artefatcs including light, temperature and atmospheric polluntants
- The Condition Checking process
- Best practice for exhibiting works in a gallery setting
- The technical language involved in conservation
- The Preventation conservation process
Course OutcomesBy the end of this course you will
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of a a professional conservator
- Professionally examine a paper-based artefact
- Structure your own Condition Report
- Learn techniques to deal with types of damage
Who is Paper Conservation and Preservation (Online) for
This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in conservation, and seeking an introduction into the area of conservation for paper-based collections and cultural artefacts including: books, prints, drawings and photographs. Perhaps you are looking for a short taster before pursuing a career or qualification in conservation. It will also be of interest to anyone studying fine art, or art history, or anyone who works or would like to work in galleries or museums.
For this course you will need
- A paper artefact of your own for examination and discussion
- Notebook and Pen
Technical Requirements:Prior to the start of your course, please ensure
- You have a headset and microphone attached to your computer
- You have a webcam
- Your browser has a recent version of Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome
- Your computer is running the most recent version of Java. You can download it from here: http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp
- You have a good internet connection with a bandwidth upwards of 56k.