Principles of Paper Conservation

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: Craig Horsfall.

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

Craig Horsfall currently works with the MA Conservation course at Camberwell College of Arts. He has several years’ experience as a paper conservator, and holds accredited status with the Institute of Conservation (ICON).

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
21/10/2017 - 21/10/2017Saturday10:00 - 16:001 Day£215Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
19/05/2018 - 19/05/2018Saturday10:00 - 16:001 Day£215Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket