Training 2014

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The workshop program is lead by the Senior Book & Paper Conservator, Karen Vidler


Enrollments are now open for the 2014 workshops

Following workshops are offered in 2014

Workshop 118 Care & Handling for Collection Staff

Workshop 119 Paper Treatment & Repair

Workshop 120 Repair of Cloth Bindings

Workshop 121 Conservation of Leather Bindings

Workshop 122 Individual Conservation Training

Click on each workshop for further details



Workshop 118 Care and Handling for Collection Staff

Sutiable for: Library, Museum and Archive staff and volunteers who work directly with book collections.

Description:  Either a one day or three-day workshop on the preservation skills required
for best practice in collection care. Workshop is conducted at the client site and is
suitable for Library, Museum and Archive staff and volunteers.
Training is delivered by our Senior Book & Paper Conservator, Karen Vidler
.

Workshop can include:
Book handling and book supports
Correct environmental conditions
Conducting a condition survey
Basic refurbishment techniques
Simple protective housing for books


Workshops delivered using:
Power point presentations
Demonstrations & practical work
Handouts & reading lists

 
Book dusting to remove surface dirt

 

Condition survey to priorities books that need repair
 
Mechanical cleaning of a title page as part of refurbishment practices


Dates: By mutual agreement
Max:  Unlimited.

Cost: $400 (one day) $600 (three days)

Example of a workshop can be found at our Recent Workshop page.
Please contact Karen: bcsbindery@gmail.com with any enquiries


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Suitable for: Amateur Bookbinders and Restorers.
Bookbinding or Conservation Students with some basic knowledge.

Qualified Conservators most welcome. 

Description: Two-day workshop is a combination of demonstrations
and practical work
in the treatment and repair of text blocks under
the guidance of Senior Book and Paper Conservator, Karen Vidler.


This course will cover:
Mechanical cleaning of paper
Washing and resizing paper
Toning repair materials
Tear and loss repair

 
Basic tool kit for paper repair

 
Shaping repair on a light box

 
Toning repair paper for losses to a dust jacket


Dates: Weekend workshop run on dates by mutual agreement.
This course is repeated throughout the year depending on numbers.
Max: 4 participants

Cost: AU$300p.p. includes materials, samples and handouts
(15% discount for students, proof required)

Location:
Castlemaine, VIC

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Workshop 120 Paper Repair of Cloth Bindings

Suitable for:
Amateur Bookbinders and Restorers.
Bookbinding or Conservation Students with some basic knowledge.

Qualified Conservators most welcome. 

Description: Two-day workshop is a combination of demonstrations
and practical work
in the treatment and repair in the repair of cloth covered books under the
guidance of Senior Book and Paper Conservator, Karen Vidler.


This course will cover:
Board reattachment techniques
Toning repair materials
Endcap and corner repairs
Rebacking a cloth spine

 

Toning repair materials for endcap and corner repairs
 

Attaching new hollow of archival quality paper
 
Shaping  a new endcap piece

Dates: Weekend workshop run on dates by mutual agreement.
This course is repeated throughout the year depending on numbers.
Max: 4 participants

Cost: AU$300p.p. includes materials, samples and handouts
(15% discount for students, proof required)

Location: Castlemaine, VIC

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Workshop 121 Conservation of Leather Bindings

Suitable for: Students doing Bookbinding or Conservation training with some knowledge.
Qualified Paper Conservators, Archive Conservators or Book Conservators.

Description: This four-day workshop is a combination of demonstrations and practical work
under the supervision of the Senior Book and Paper Conservator, Karen Vidler.

This tightly focused course will cover:
Bookbinding leather manufact
ure
Common types of deterioration
Ethics and treatment options
Treating degraded leathers
Leather paring and dyeing for repair
Board reattachment and leather repair

 
Ash testing for tannage type


 
Attaching a cord extension to reattached a board
 
Paring leather for a spine reback

Dates: Over two weekends or 4 weekdays by mutual agreement.
This course is repeated throughout the year depending on numbers.

Max: 4 participants
Cost: AU$500p.p. includes materials, samples and handouts
(15% discount for students, proof required)
Location: Castlemaine, VIC


Workshop 122 Individual Book Conservation Training

Suitable for: Students doing Bookbinding or Conservation training with some knowledge.
Qualified Paper Conservators, Archive Conservators or Book Conservators.

Description: This four-day workshop will focus on your specific book conservation project.
Individual instruction will be given by the Senior Book and Paper Conservator, Karen Vidler.

We will cover treatment options and repair techniques

that arise from your project and will be discussed with your

prior to commencing the workshop

Dates: Over two weekends or 4 weekdays by mutual agreement.
This course is repeated throughout the year depending on numbers.
Max: 2 participants

Cost: AU$500p.p. includes basic materials, samples and handouts
(15% discount for students, proof required)

Location: Castlemaine, VIC

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