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

Following workshops are offered in 2015 - dates will be advertised early in the New Year

 

Enclosing damaged folio in reemay pocket before washing during workshop 119
 

Attaching sized and coloured new cloth spine during workshop 120

 


Attaching sewing cord extensions of linen thread to reattach the board on a leather binding during workshop 121


Workshop 119 Paper Treatment & Repair

Workshop 120 Repair of Cloth Bindings

Workshop 121 Conservation of Leather Bindings

Workshop 122 Individual Conservation Training

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

Qualified Conservators most welcome. 

 
Basic tool kit for paper repair

 
Shaping repair on a light box

 
Toning repair paper for losses to a dust jacket

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.


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

Dates: To be announced in early 2015
Cost: AU$400p.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. 

 

Toning repair materials for endcap and corner repairs
 

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

Description: Two-day workshop is a combination of demonstrations
and practical work
in the repair of cloth bindings 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

Dates:
To be announced in early 2015

Cost: AU$400p.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:
Amateur Bookbinders and Restorers.
Bookbinding or Conservation Students with some basic knowledge.

Qualified Conservators most welcome.  

 
Ash testing for tannage type


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

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

Dates: Over two weekends  -  to be announced in early 2015
Cost: AU$600p.p. includes basic 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 you prior to commencing the workshop

Dates: Over two weekends  -  to be announced in early 2015
Cost: AU$600p.p. includes basic materials, samples and handouts
(15% discount for students, proof required)
Location: Castlemaine, VIC

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