Italy, San Gemini

Paper Restoration in Books and Archival Documents

when 11 July 2016 - 5 August 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
fee USD 3900

This program provides an overview of the field of restoration of paper media at a theoretical level with lectures and hands-on experience in a workshop.
It includes instruction on the nature and history of paper, the traditional methods of paper making, printing, book binding, the processes of deterioration, and the various methods of conservation and restoration of paper, books and artwork on paper.

Course leader

The workshop gives students a chance to work on paper material from printed books and original manuscripts that date from the 16th to the 19th Centuries.

Target group

Students of the following subjects would find this program useful: book and paper conservation and restoration, art restoration, library science, library management, archival sciences, management of rare book collections, bookbinding, anthropology and history of technology.

Course aim

The program is aimed at two types of student: those planning to become restorers, and those planning to manage paper-based resources in libraries, archives or museums. For those planning on a career as a restorer, this is a good introduction to the field that will need to be followed by further education. For those planning to manage paper-based resources, it is a good overview of the field and offers insight and experience on how to manage the safe storage and conservation of paper materials.

Fee info

USD 3900: Tuition
Application fee
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