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...

Description

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.


Course Topics

  • 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 Outcomes
By 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. 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.
Level: Beginner
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and over.



Why choose a Chelsea College of Arts Online Short Course
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience Chelsea College wherever you are in the world. Additionally all Chelsea Online Short Courses include;

  • Live sessions with expert
  • Lesson recordings
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • Chelsea College Certificate upon completion

Further details about the Online Short Courses on offer at Chelsea college of Arts can be found here

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Materials

Online Short Course Materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Firefox or Chrome)
  • The latest version of Java installed on your device
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection via WiFi or ethernet; 2G, 3G or 4G will not be sufficient


Course Specific Materials

  • Paper and pen to take notes during live sessions

Details for booking

Alternative Dates and Times

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