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Subject: ICON Book and Paper Group lectures and workshops

ICON Book and Paper Group lectures and workshops

From: Joanna Wolton <jw>
Date: Friday, March 2, 2007
"An investigation into the appropriateness of using fixative prior
    to the cleaning of pencil drawings and inscriptions"
Icon Book and Paper Group
Evening lecture
Speaker: Dr. Aeli Roberts

    The October Gallery
    Londonia House
    24 Old Gloucester Street
    Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL
    Tuesday 15 May 2007
    6pm

    Nearest Tube : Holborn

    Cost: UKP6 (students UKP3, with card) - correct money at the
    door please

    This will include an examination of  architectural drawings as
    case study objects.

    Dr Aeli Roberts is principally an academic teaching conservation
    science and practical skills to students specialising in the
    conservation of works of art on paper. She currently lectures at
    Camberwell College of Arts and UCL. Her PhD involved an
    investigation into the treatment of watercolours and the
    relationship of watercolour stability to washing method and
    object composition. She is keen to use experimentation alongside
    the treatment of real life objects, but recognises and considers
    the problems that making suitable test material may generate.
    Her current research interests include examining the possibility
    of using an aqueous fixative on pencil drawings and inscriptions
    prior to mechanical cleaning. The intention of the fixative is
    that it would allow for the more even cleaning of an object
    without the risk of media loss. The lecture gives an overview of
    her research methodology and how this has been influenced by
    what was learnt during the watercolour research and her findings
    to date. She will also consider the implications of using a
    novel treatment in the conservation of three mixed media
    architectural drawings. The talk examines the decision-making
    processes from the perspective of a conservation scientist who
    is also a practising conservator.

    For further information on this lecture and other Icon Book and
    Paper Group Lectures please contact Joanna Payne
    <jw [at] joannapayne__com>. She would also be interested to hear from
    speakers who might have a subject that would interest our
    members, also ideas and venues for workshops.

Linings Workshop
11-13 July 2007

    Paper Conservation Studio
    Victoria and Albert Museum
    Cromwell Road
    London SW7 2RL

    Organiser: Merryl Huxtable ACR

    A three day workshop which will cover the historical methods of
    lining works of art on paper, the various types of lining used
    today and the materials and equipment used. Time will be given
    to looking at and discussing objects on display in the
    galleries. Practical work will include lining and flattening
    posters using oriental techniques and methods for attaching them
    to supports for display and storage purposes. The emphasis will
    be on larger format objects. The course will be aimed at the
    less experienced conservator who has perhaps not had any or much
    training in lining using oriental techniques.

    10 places available - Cost: UKP200 each. Tea and coffee provided
    but not lunch. Book early to avoid disappointment. Places will
    only be confirmed once payment is received.

    For more information please contact :

        Merryl Huxtable
        Senior Conservator
        Paper Books and Paintings
        Conservation Department
        Collection Services Division
        Victoria and Albert Museum
        Cromwell Road
        London  SW7  2RL
        +44 207-942-2111
        Fax: +44 207-942-2092
        merrylh [at] vam__ac__uk

        For bookings please contact

            Charlotte Cowin
            +44 20 7785 3805
            <ccowin [at] icon__org__uk>

        at the Icon Office, having downloaded a booking form from
        the Book and Paper section of <URL:http://www.icon.org.uk>

Islamic Binding Workshop
14-15 September 2007

    Book Conservation Studio
    Victoria and Albert Museum
    Cromwell Road
    London SW7 2RL

    Organiser: Jane Rutherston ACR

    The course will be aimed at mid-term and experienced book
    conservators in order to cover all the work in two days. The
    tutors will be David Jacobs of The British Library and Barbara
    Rogers. Students will sew and cover a small format Islamic style
    binding. The course will include:

        Video
        Sewing
        Endband structure
        Board attachment
        Integration of flap--when it should and should not be used
        Decorative techniques

    6 places available

    Cost: UKP145 each. This includes tea and coffee but not lunch.
    On Friday a subsidised lunch can be bought in the staff canteen.
    On Saturday delegates will need to bring their own or go out to
    buy. Book early to avoid disappointment. Places will only be
    confirmed once payment is received. Plus students will need to
    bring approx UKP30 for materials which will include goatskin
    leather (grade II) ready thinned, paper for textblock, silks for
    endbands, thread for sewing, board and aerolinen. Tutors will
    provide these items. Students should bring cash to pay the
    tutors directly for the materials.

    For more information please contact

        Jane Rutherston
        Head Book Conservator
        V&A Museum
        +44 20 7942 2084
        Fax: +44 20 7942 2092

    For bookings please contact

        Charlotte Cowin
        +44 20 7785 3805
        <ccowin [at] icon__org__uk>

    at the Icon Office, having downloaded a booking form from the
    Book and Paper section of <URL:http://www.icon.org.uk>

Day Out in Oxford
Tuesday 25 September 2007

    There will be an organised 'Day Out in Oxford' where there will
    be the chance to visit several conservation establishments.
    These will include:

        The Chantry Library--its facilities and services by James
        Andrews

        A visit to the Oxford Conservation Consortium, a
        co-operative studio providing collection care to ten
        colleges of Oxford University and the National Trust

        The conservation studios at The Bodleian Library

        The paper conservation studio at The Ashmolean Museum, with
        Alexandra Greathead

    There will be more details of times of tours and breaks closer
    to the actual date, but for now if you are interested in coming
    along to this free day of tours, please do contact me and let me
    know.

    Contact:

        Sophie Laubin
        Conservation
        The British Library
        96 Euston Rd
        London NW1 2DB.
        +44 20 7412 7847
        sophie.laubin [at] bl__uk

The Do's and Don'ts of Photographic Conservation
Evening lecture
Tuesday 16 October 2007
Speaker: Susie Clark

    Lecture starts at 6pm. Doors open from 5:30. Cost: UKP6
    (students UKP3, with card) - correct money at the door please.

        Important note: there has been a change of venue for this
        lecture. We are delighted to be holding it at:

            Icon Office, 3rd Floor
            Downstream Building
            1 London Bridge,
            London SE1 9BG
            +44 20 7785 3805

        For security reasons everyone intending to come must email
        Icon's office by 14, 2007 October to register.
        membership [at] icon__org__uk.  See <URL:http://www.icon.org.uk>
        for directions.

    Some of the techniques and materials used in paper conservation
    can be successfully applied to photographic conservation.
    However, some techniques and materials can actually be harmful
    and cause further problems. This talk will outline some of the
    main similarities and differences between the two fields.

    After qualifying in paper conservation at Camberwell School of
    Art and Craft, Susie Clark ACR was the conservator for the BBC
    Hulton Picture Library (now Getty Images). Since 1990 she has
    been a freelance paper and photographic conservator working
    primarily for institutions. In 1996 she won the MGC Jerwood
    Conservation Award for Research and Innovation for her work on
    wet collodion positives.

    The Book and Paper Group are delighted that John Purcell Paper
    will sponsor drinks and food at this evening's lecture. John
    Purcell supply conservation quality paper and board. Their
    details are as follows:

        John Purcell Paper
        15 Rumsey Road, London SW9 OTR
        +44 20 7737 5199
        Fax: +44 20 7737 6765
        jpp [at] johnpurcell__net
        <URL:http://www.johnpurcell.net>

Joanna Payne
+44 20 8747 5047
Fax: +44 20 8994 5020


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