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Workshop on parchment analysis

From: Mark Furness <byron117<-at->
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Icon Book and Paper Group
Co-operative Training Register (CTR) programme

Parchment Analysis Workshop
European Improved Damage Assessment of Parchment (IDAP) project

The Institute of Conservation's (Icon) Book and Paper Group would
like to present the next course in its 2012 Co-operative Training
Register (CTR) programme.  In March 2012 members of the European
Improved Damage Assessment of Parchment (IDAP) project will present
their Parchment Analysis workshop at The National Archives, London.
We have worked closely with the Icon Science Group to bring this
course to the UK, which is usually available only in continental

Over 4 days Dr. Rene Larsen, Dorte Vestergaard Poulsen and Kathleen
Muhlen Axelsson from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of
Conservation will equip participants with a wide range of assessment
techniques and a comprehensive methodology for the evaluation of
parchment and its degradation specifically through exposure to
moisture.  Through both theoretical presentations and practical
experiments using microscopic analysis, delegates will be taught how
to identify and assess the condition of parchment and categorise its
degradation potential.  This will also include tuition in IDAP data
recording methods.

The workshop is especially directed at providing conservators with
the tools and knowledge to manage and monitor their parchment
collections as well as the necessary assessment techniques to
predict future damage through exposure to a range of environmental
conditions.  All participants will be given a copy of the IDAP help
file which provides clear and extensive information on parchment
type, assessment and deterioration and is an invaluable reference
document for anyone involved in the care of parchment items.

The workshop will be held between March 27-30, 2012 in the
conservation studio of the Collection Care Department at The
National Archives, London. The course language will be English.

Through the generosity of the Collection Care Department, we are
able to bring you this course at the heavily reduced rate of UKP450
for Icon members, UKP475 for non-members.  This includes all
equipment and materials.

Places will be limited so please contact Victoria Stevens at
victoria.stevens<-at->magd<.>ox<.>ac<.>uk for further information or if you
would like to register.

Mark Furness
Regional Events Co-ordinator
Icon Book and Paper Group

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