This course will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of paper conservation. Topics covered will include the identification of a wide range of paper objects from documents to art on paper as well as the basics of paper conservation treatment.
(Note that this course is presented as a follow-on from the one day course ‘Preserving Paper Collections Part 1’ The courses are designed as a seamless whole with Part 1 aimed more at the management and preservation of paper-based collections with 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 variety of images on paper including inks and paints, art printing, commercial printing and document copying
- Receive an introduction to paper conservation practice including washing, deacidification, flattening and repair
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.
Images on paper
- Learn about the variety of printed images found on paper, what their makeup is and how they deteriorate
Inks and paints
- Learn about the variety of artists materials and writing materials used to make documents and art.
Basic paper treatment
- Experience a range of paper conservation techniques including washing, deacidification and mending
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Upon completion of the Preserving Paper Collections Part 2 course you will earn a digital badge and certificate of completion from UC Pro that you can share on your resume and LinkedIn profile.