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Workshops and tours

10th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium, Friday 23 November

Register below for the workshops and tours associated with the 10th Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium.

  • Some are free, and some have extra costs. Apologies, but there are no concession prices for costed workshops.

  • Registrations are first-come, first-served.


The digital print lecture on Friday and the digital print workshops that follow the symposium, both presented by Daniel Burge of the Image Permanence Institute, have been generously supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation and the National Gallery of Victoria. 

Workshop: The history, manufacture and treatment of parchment

Description: Learn about the history and manufacture of parchment, from medieval times to the 20th century. Discuss the characteristics of various types of parchment, and current treatment recommendations. Includes morning and afternoon tea, BYO lunch.

Cost: $220  inc GST

Presenter: Libby Melzer

Venue: Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne, Carlton

Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Spaces: 10
 
Workshop: The history and manufacture of Persian ink

Description: Learn about the inks used by the great Persian calligraphers – recipes, ingredients and historical reconstructions. Includes ink-making demonstrations. Afternoon tea provided.

Cost: $88 inc GST

Presenter: Sadra Zekrgoo. Sadra Zekrgoo is a PhD candidate at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the historical re-construction and analysis of traditional Persian Inks and since 2011 has been investigating recipes from 15th-18th century manuscripts, left behind by master calligraphers.

Venue: Kathleen Syme Centre, Carlton


Time: 2-5 pm

Spaces: 20


Workshop: Japanese Bookbinding and Suminagashi Marbling

Description: In this workshop you will learn a variety of traditional binding stitch techniques and patterns and create your very own books to take home. The techniques covered include simple Japanese stitch, Japanese stab binding, Hemp stitch and tortoise shell binding. Each technique builds on the last and all notes and materials will be supplied so you can create your own set of softcover books to take home. Michelle will demonstrate the art of Suminagashi, also known as Japanese Marbling, guiding you through the process step-by-step before creating your own beautiful marbled papers. Morning tea provided.

Cost: $110 inc GST

Presenter: Michelle Lackenby

Venue: Kathleen Syme Centre, Carlton


Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Spaces: 10


Workshop: Paper fibre identification

FULL: Registration for this session is now closed.

Description: This workshop aims to provide participants with the basic skills to identify papermaking fibres by identifying morphological features and through the use of the Graff ‘C’ stain. Time will be spent looking at a range of known papermaking fibres and discussing their key features. Participants will learn how to prepare and stain samples, however please note that these will not be permanent slides. Microscopes provided (one per two people). Morning tea provided.

Cost: $11 inc GST

Presenter: Travis Taylor

Venue: Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne, Carlton


Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Spaces: 12


Visit: Australian Print Workshop

Our apologies but this visit has been cancelled.

Description: Come to Fitzroy’s iconic Australian Print Workshop (APW) and view the current exhibition in the APW Gallery. Enjoy a talk about APW’s work with Director Anne Virgo, OAM and take part in a print demonstration by one of APW’s highly skilled printers. 

Cost: $11 inc GST

Presenter: APW staff

Venue: Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy

Time: 2-3 pm

Spaces: 15


Seminar: Historical bookbinding structures

FULL: Registration for this session is now closed 

Description: Learn about historical bookbinding structures and terminology with key examples from the Library’s Rare Books collection. The session will finish with an optional tour of the World of the Book exhibition in the Library's Dome Gallery. Morning tea provided.

Cost: Free

Presenter: Katrina Ben, Dr Anna Welch

Venue: State Library Victoria


Time: 9.30-12.00 pm

Spaces: 10
 
Seminar: Managing hazards in collections

Description: Learn about the sorts of hazards you might find in collections and how they can be managed safely. Examples: pesticide residues, batteries, pharmaceuticals, zoonoses. Morning tea provided.

Cost: Free

Presenters: Alice Cannon, Karina Palmer, Rosemary Goodall

Venue: Melbourne Museum

Time: 9:30-12:00

Spaces: 20
 
Discussion group: Richard Wolbers’ methods for paper conservation 

FULL: Registration for this session is now closed

Description: Participants will discuss and review treatments performed since undertaking the Wolbers workshops in January 2018 – successes, failures, issues, questions, further research required. Afternoon tea provided.

Cost: Free

Leaders: Marika Kocsis, Albertine Hamilton

Venue: State Library of Victoria

Time: 2-3.30 pm

Spaces: 20


Seminar: Digital prints - history, deterioration and care

This half day seminar is generously supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Description: A broad summary of the issues involved with digital print collection care. Topics to be covered will include definition of the term digital print, the history and technologies of the most common digital prints, the variety of possible formats, likely forms of deterioration, general recommendations for care, as well as suggested naming conventions and descriptive terminology for cataloging and other records. For those who would like a summary of the issues—if you want a closer, more hands-on experience, please register for the workshop! Morning tea provided.

Cost: $110 inc GST

Presenter: Daniel Burge, Image Permanence Institute

Venue: National Gallery of Victoria, Education Theatre

Time: 9am – 12pm

Spaces: 90


Workshop 1: Digital Prints with Daniel Burge

This workshop is generously supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Description: Learn about digital print identification and preservation with Senior Research Scientist Daniel Burge from the Image Permanence Institute. These workshops are designed for those responsible for the long-term preservation of the digitally printed materials, including books, documents, photographs, fine art, ephemera, etc. The workshop will examine the history, technologies, and materials used in digital printing to provide the knowledge and skills needed to identify and preserve the most common digital print types. Participants will learn through lecture, demonstration, print examination, hands-on exercises, and group discussion and will develop a good understanding of the varieties of digital print materials and formats as well as the unique vulnerabilities of each type. The workshop will end with a collection viewing at the National Gallery of Victoria to view and discuss a selection of digitally printed materials. 

Additionally, each student will receive a binder with all class handouts, a DP3 Preservation Kit (which includes print sample sets), the Atlas of Water Damage and a small microscope, to take home, which combined are worth over $200. Morning and afternoon teas provided, BYO lunch.

Cost: AICCM Member $770 inc GST, non-member $990 inc GST

Presenter: Daniel Burge, Image Permanence Institute

Venue: National Gallery of Victoria conservation laboratories

Dates and time: Friday 23 November 1pm to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 24-25 November 9.30 to 5pm

Spaces: 15. Please note that local participants should register for Workshop 2, to allow interstate visitors in town for the Symposium to make more efficient use of their travel time.


Workshop 2: Digital Prints with Daniel Burge

This workshop is generously supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Description: Learn about digital print identification and preservation with Senior Research Scientist Daniel Burge from the Image Permanence Institute. These workshops are designed for those responsible for the long-term preservation of the digitally printed materials, including books, documents, photographs, fine art, ephemera, etc. The workshop will examine the history, technologies, and materials used in digital printing to provide the knowledge and skills needed to identify and preserve the most common digital print types. Participants will learn through lecture, demonstration, print examination, hands-on exercises, and group discussion and will develop a good understanding of the varieties of digital print materials and formats as well as the unique vulnerabilities of each type. The workshop will end with a collection viewing at the National Gallery of Victoria to view and discuss a selection of digitally printed materials. 

Additionally, each student will receive a binder with all class handouts, a DP3 Preservation Kit (which includes print sample sets), the Atlas of Water Damage and a small microscope, to take home, which combined are worth over $200. Morning and afternoon teas provided, BYO lunch.

Cost: AICCM Member $770 inc GST, non-member $990 inc GST

Presenter: Daniel Burge, Image Permanence Institute

Venue: National Gallery of Victoria conservation laboratories

Dates and time: Tuesday and Wednesday 27-28 November 9:30pm to 5pm, Thursday 29

November 9.30 to 1pm

Spaces: 15

                                      

                                     


Contact: If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Book & Paper or Photon Special Interest Group (SIG) convenors via the AICCM website SIG pages: https://aiccm.org.au/about/special-interest-groups/book-and-paper and https://aiccm.org.au/about/special-interest-groups/photon

When
November 23rd, 2018 9:00 AM   through   3:30 PM
Location
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton
Melbourne, VIC 3001
Australia

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Event Fee(s)
Workshop: The history, manufacture and treatment of parchment $ 220.00 (includes GST of $ 20.00)
Workshop: The history and manufacture of Persian ink $ 88.00 (includes GST of $ 8.00)
Workshop: Japanese Bookbinding and Suminagashi Marbling $ 110.00 (includes GST of $ 10.00)
Seminar: Managing hazards in collections $ 0.00 (includes GST of $ 0.00)
Lecture: Digital prints - history, deterioration and care AICCM Member $ 110.00 (includes GST of $ 10.00)
Workshop 1: Digital Prints with Daniel Burge (AICCM Member Registration) $ 770.00 (includes GST of $ 70.00)
Workshop 1: Digital Prints with Daniel Burge (Non Member Registration) $ 990.00 (includes GST of $ 90.00)
Workshop 2: Digital Prints with Daniel Burge (AICCM Member) $ 770.00 (includes GST of $ 70.00)
Workshop 2: Digital Prints with Daniel Burge (Non Member Registration) $ 990.00 (includes GST of $ 90.00)

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