Learn how to keep your paper-based collection (archive, library, art on paper) safe, secure and preserved for the future.
(Note that this course is presented in association with the one-day course ‘Preserving Paper Collections Part 2’. The courses are designed as a seamless whole with Part 1 aimed more at the management and preservation of paper-based collections and Part 2 looking more at the conservation of paper-based materials. Participants can choose one course that meets their needs, or attend both for a broader experience.)
This course gives an introduction to a broad field that has applications in libraries, archives, museums and galleries.
Who should apply for this course
Anyone with an interest in the preservation of historic paper-based collections.
- Develop a basic understanding of the manufacture and deterioration of paper
- Understand the preservation issues facing paper-based collections
- Understand how to plan and priorities the preservation of paper-based collections
- Know the best ways of packaging, handling, copying, storing and transporting paper items
- Experience some basic paper conservation procedures
Learn from industry experts
Ian Batterham M App Sc, Materials Conservation
Lecturer in Heritage Preservation, University of Canberra
Ian Batterham has been working in the conservation field since 1980. He has a master’s degree in Materials Conservation and is a professional member of the AICCM. He currently teaches in the Cultural Heritage Conservation stream at UC. Prior to his retirement he was manager of conservation at the National Archives of Australia. He has had many articles published on a variety of conservation topics as well as two books. His interests cover the conservation of all manner of paper-based objects as well as preventive conservation.
A history of paper
- Learn where paper comes from, how it’s made and how it has changed over time
Problems in paper collections
- Learn how to deal with issues such as sticky tape, thermal copies, acidic inks, poor packaging etc
Protective measures for paper collections
- Learn about effects of environment, safe packaging and safe handling
Surface cleaning and flattening paper
- Learn some basic conservation techniques
Why choose UC Pro
Backed by the reputation of one of Australia’s top 10 universities.
THE World University Rankings 2020
University expertise with practical workforce skills. Taught by industry experts.
Fast and flexible
Short courses that fit in with your busy lifestyle.
Study your way
Online, in-person and blended learning to suit your lifestyle.
Upon completion of the Preserving Paper Collections Part 1 course you will earn a digital badge and certificate of completion from UC Pro that you can share on your resume and LinkedIn profile.