Paper Conservation in a Day

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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 photographs. This course will be lecture based, proving plenty of opportunity for discussion...

Taught by: Nelson Crespo.

Description

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 photographs. This course will be lecture based, proving plenty of opportunity for discussion. Demonstrations and a short practical exercise will allow you to get hands on in your exploration of this subject and technical examination of paper artefacts. Please bring in a paper artefact of your own for examination and discussion.

Course Outcomes
You will have gained an insight into the area 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 
Suitable for anyone with an interest in conservation, 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.

Course Level
Beginner

Tutor information

Nelson Crespo is a Visual Artist, Educator and Paper Conservator. Nelson’s range of experience comes from having been a Paper Conservator at the TATE between 2004 and 2012.  His specialism is collection care of paper-based collections. Nelson’s knowledge covers expertise in areas such as managing the care of collections, conservation of paper-based and photographic collections, art handling and installation – housing, framing and displaying paper based collections.

Professional Experience: Nelson has been working in London, Lisbon, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro as a fabrication and conservation consultant for galleries and visual artists.  He has advised galleries on the best practice and museum standards in presenting work and has assisted artists with production/fabrication services. Presently Nelson holds the post of 4D Technical Coordinator at Central Saint Martins and has delivered a range of short courses at Chelsea College of Art.

Over the last 10 years Nelson has been working with established artists such as Susan Hiller, Goshka Macuga, Yayoi Kusama, Gabriel Orozco, Francis Alys, Cildo Meireles, Assum Vivid Astro Focus, Graham Gussin, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin and many others.

Nelson is a practicing artist and is work can be viewed at www.nelsoncrespo.com




Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Please bring in a paper artefact of your own for examination and discussion. This can be old or new.

  • Notebook and pen

Most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.


Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
22/10/2016 - 22/10/2016Saturday10:00 - 16:001 Day£165Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
20/05/2017 - 20/05/2017Saturday10:00 - 16:001 Day£165Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket