4th Book, Paper & Photographs Symposium, 2006

The 4th Book & Paper and Photon Symposium was held in Wellington, New Zealand in 2006.
Abstracts of presentations are available below.
Please note that the proceedings from this conference are not yet published; they will be available from our Bookshop as a CD-ROM. 

Study on the light fading of iron gall inks on parchment

Paper Author:

Alana Lee, Caroline Whitley, Dudley Creagh

Year:

2006
AICCM Symposium 2006, Conservation of Paper, Books and Photographic Materials. Post-prints and Posters. 19-21 April 2006, Wellington, New Zealand. p55-68 Abstract This ongoing study looks at the effect of a specific display lighting system on the fading of iron gall inks on parchments. Light-aging equipment incorporating non-UV tungsten halogen and fluorescent lighting has been developed […]

The exhibition life of a book Challenges of space and material

Paper Author:

Jean Holland, Catherine McFarlane

Year:

2006
AICCM Symposium 2006, Conservation of Paper, Books and Photographic Materials. Post-prints and Posters. 19-21 April 2006, Wellington, New Zealand. p254-264 Abstract In March 2005 the State Library of Victoria’s curators presented its conservators with a wish-list of 254 items for display in the new level of the Dome Galleries. The exhibition, Mirror of the World, […]

Measuring the dimensional stability of paper

Paper Author:

Debra Carr, Cheryl Wilson, Lynn Campbell

Year:

2006
AICCM Symposium 2006, Conservation of Paper, Books and Photographic Materials. Post-prints and Posters. 19-21 April 2006, Wellington, New Zealand. p69-79 Abstract This article discusses the development of a test method to measure the dimensional stability of paper. Two papers (one sized, one not sized) were used in this investigation. Simulated washing in distilled water was […]

Investigating the combination of hydrogen peroxide and tetraacetylethylenediamine (TAED) for use in paper bleaching

Paper Author:

Jucara de Farias

Year:

2006
AICCM Symposium 2006, Conservation of Paper, Books and Photographic Materials. Post-prints and Posters. 19-21 April 2006, Wellington, New Zealand. p80-96 Abstract In paper conservation chemical bleaching is considered a cosmetic procedure to remove or diminish disfiguring stains present on the object. However, it is difficult to confine the action of the bleach to the stains, […]

A standard treatment with a few curly bits Conservation of a 16th-century herbal

Paper Author:

Katrina Ben

Year:

2006
AICCM Symposium 2006, Conservation of Paper, Books and Photographic Materials. Post-prints and Posters. 19-21 April 2006, Wellington, New Zealand. p294-305 Abstract Otto Brunfels’ 1532 Herbarum vivae eicones is of importance not only because of its beautiful botanical woodcuts by Hans Weiditz, but also as the first printed herbal with illustrations drawn from live specimens. The […]

The condition of our 'hidden' rare book collections A conservation survey at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Paper Author:

Jennifer Hain Teper

Year:

2006
AICCM Symposium 2006, Conservation of Paper, Books and Photographic Materials. Post-prints and Posters. 19-21 April 2006, Wellington, New Zealand. p278-293 Abstract From 2004 to 2005 the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Conservation Unit undertook a conservation needs survey of the Rare Book and Special Collections Library’s backlog of uncatalogued rare book materials. The survey evaluated […]

From mutiny to eternity The conservation of Lt. William Bligh's Bounty logbooks

Paper Author:

Jodie Proud, Anthony Zammit

Year:

2006
AICCM Symposium 2006, Conservation of Paper, Books and Photographic Materials. Post-prints and Posters. 19-21 April 2006, Wellington, New Zealand. p265-277 Abstract Lieutenant William Bligh’s two Bounty logbooks were conserved at Artlab Australia in April 2005. Famous for the mutiny that occurred on His Majesty’s Ship in 1789, Lt. Bligh’s logbooks chronicle his relationship with mutineer […]

High and dry Complications with the preparation and display of unconventional works of art on paper at the National Gallery of Australia

Paper Author:

Fiona Kemp, Andrea Wise, James Ward

Year:

2006
AICCM Symposium 2006, Conservation of Paper, Books and Photographic Materials. Post-prints and Posters. 19-21 April 2006, Wellington, New Zealand. p97-116 Abstract Works of art on paper come in many shapes and sizes and routinely cross the boundaries of other conservation disciplines. The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has numerous examples of unconventional works of art […]

Reforming varnish on varnished works of art on paper

Paper Author:

Analiese Treacy

Year:

2006
AICCM Symposium 2006, Conservation of Paper, Books and Photographic Materials. Post-prints and Posters. 19-21 April 2006, Wellington, New Zealand. p117-136 Abstract For many years the technique of ‘reforming’ has been employed in the field of painting conservation as an effective method of regenerating aged and degraded varnish layers. The theory of adapting this process to […]

The use of digital imaging to record watermarks

Paper Author:

Louise Bradley

Year:

2006
AICCM Symposium 2006, Conservation of Paper, Books and Photographic Materials. Post-prints and Posters. 19-21 April 2006, Wellington, New Zealand. p137-146 Abstract In late 2004 the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, the University of Melbourne, began remounting approximately 2,000 prints and drawings held in the Baillieu Library, The University of Melbourne. Conservator Louise Wilson and technical […]
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