Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Conservation Basics Workshop - Deadline This Friday!

Saturday, December 10, 2011
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The National Archives at Philadelphia
Entrance on Chestnut Street between 9th and 10th Streets
Instructor: Erin Paulson

Registration deadline: November 18, 2011
Click here for application form.

$75/Members, $95/Non-Members, $15 Materials fee
(Materials fee is paid to the Teaching Artist on the day of the workshop.)

This course will be an introduction to the vast world of book and paper conservation. Basic conservation tools and techniques will be covered, as well as archival materials and simple ways to protect items for the future. We will also address simple repairs for papers and books. Students are encouraged to bring in their own old or damaged books or paper items in need of protection and repair, for practice or for consultation. Your projects should be those on which you are willing to practice. All interested parties are welcome; no prior experience necessary!

Erin Paulson is a book artist and conservator living in Philadelphia. She received her BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in May 2007, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts.
Since 2007 Erin spent two years working at Loveleaf Press, a custom bookbindery in Chicago, doing bookbinding and letterpress. She has studied books and fiber arts at the American Academy of Bookbinding, the Penland School of Crafts, and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and book conservation under Barb Korbel at the Newberry Library and Christine Fabian at the Art Institute of Chicago's Ryerson and Burnham Library.

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