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Courses at the Centro del bel libro Ascona

From: Franziska Richter <centrolibro<-at->
Date: Monday, July 16, 2012
Program September to October 2012
Centro del bel libro
Via Collegio 6
CH 6612 Ascona
+41 91 791 81 56
Fax: +41 91 791 81 30


"Consolidants and adhesives in conservation"
Instructor: Dr. Andrea Pataki-Hundt
September 10-12, 2012

    Language: Deutsch und Englisch
    Duration: 3 days

    The consolidation of pigment layers and fragile surfaces
    requires the introduction of an adhesive in form of a liquid
    which then gets applied with a brush or with the help of an
    aerosol. The objects can range from paintings on parchment,
    paintings or drawings on paper and wood and can also include art
    objects executed on plastic foils. The class introduces the
    various possibilities of applying consolidants in theory and
    practice. In addition, the course will give a concise overview
    over both aqueous and non-aqueous adhesives that are generally
    used in conservation.

    The course is aimed at conservators or others with equivalent
    knowledge This course is suited for people who have prior
    experience in conservation.

    Price: 630,00.- CHF
    Admission policy: limited to 8 participants

"Sewing Structures and the mechanics of the book"
Instructor: Franziska Richter
September 17-21, 2012

    Language: Deutsch und Englisch
    Duration: 5 days

    The focus of this course will be on learning and revisiting
    various historical sewing techniques with special emphasis on
    understanding how the various sewing techniques effect the
    opening characteristics of the book. Participants will practise
    various methods of sewing that will include kettle stitch,
    sewing on single and double raised cords using herringbone or
    the "packed" sewing, sewing using a concertina guard and if time
    allows the integrated head band. We will also become familiar
    with hand sewing using a sewing frame. In addition this course
    will also introduce techniques used to stabilize existing sewing
    structures in antique books without having to redo them
    completely and to save and/or add on to existing sewing

    This is an introductory level course for participants with
    little or no previous experience in conservation. Though
    participants must have some previous experience in bookbinding
    in particular sewing skills.

    price: 800,00.- CHF
    admission policy: limited to 6 participants

"Matting and framing paper objects for exhibitions according to
    conservation standards"
Instructor: Bettina Heck
September 24-26, 2012

    Language: German with English translations
    Duration: 3 days

    Course description: Exhibiting fragile and sensitive objects is
    often a problem for those involved preparing the exhibition by
    preparing frames and matting. In order to protect theses type of
    objects from damage we have to know how to handle and treat them
    correctly. The focus of the class will be on learning and
    revisiting sound conservation procedures while handling and
    preparing objects for exhibitions. Participants will learn
    various techniques for matting and framing objects according to
    conservation standards. The class will introduce materials that
    are suited for this purpose. Students will have plenty of time
    to practice the new techniques and apply them to create a sample
    collection for future reference

    Aimed at restorers, bookbinders and framers. This is an
    introductory level course for participants with little or no
    previous experience in conservation

    price: 630,00.- CHF
    admission policy: limited to 6 participants

"The conservation and restoration of maps and over size paper
Instructor: Cornelia Bandow
October 3-6, 2011

    Language: German with English translations
    Dauer: 4 days

    Large paper object can be heavy and very difficult to handle due
    to their various degrees of deterioration and this presents a
    wide variety of problems for the conservator to overcome. In
    this course you will be able to profit from the expertise of an
    instructor with many years of experience in this specialized
    field of conservation. Course topics will include: The
    preparation of paste suited for lining large paper objects,
    closing tears and filling losses, consolidation of
    water-sensitive inks. Lining and flattening techniques will be
    emphasized upon, always considering the special situation we
    encounter with over size objects and particular attention will
    be given to the specific problems in the treatment of tracing
    paper. Where possible participants are encouraged to bring their
    own objects, otherwise we will work on dummies.

    Aimed at restorers and participants with equivalent knowledge.
    This is an intermediate level course suitable for students who
    have some prior experience in conservation in particular with
    the treatment of paper objects or have attended the course:
    "Paper conservation1a and 1b".

    Price: 840,00 CHF (Material costs depending on usage)
    Admission Policy: Limited to 6 participants.

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