Flat Paper Care and Repair

Flat Paper Care and Repair
Location: UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Date: Friday & Saturday, November 3-4, 2006 starting at 9:00 am
This two-day workshop will introduce participants to basic paper care and repair. Participants may sign up for Friday only or both Friday and Saturday. This workshop is co-sponsored by the UCLA GSEIS Friday Forum series.
Friday, day one, topics will include:
  • paper as a material
  • the environment
  • housing and storage
  • special concerns for oversized materials and other formats
Saturday, day two, will focus on hands-on instruction in a variety of basic repair techniques including:
  • surface cleaning
  • flattening
  • paper repair
  • Selection issues such as when not to repair, what techniques may be damaging and when to consult a conservator will also be addressed
Participants are invited to bring samples of problems for discussion. Participants will receive basic tools required for paper repair. There is a materials fee of $15.00 for participants of the second day payable to instructors.
Who should attend?
Library, archives, and other repository staff who have responsibility for the preservation of paper based collections.
No previous hands-on paper repair experience required.
Richenda Brim, Head of Collection Maintenance, Getty Research Institute
Kristen L. St. John, Collections Conservator, University of California, Los Angeles
This program will be held at The UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies building next to the Young Research Library. The workshop will be held in Room 111.
For driving directions and campus maps: http://is.gseis.ucla.edu/about/contact.htm#directions
While the Friday workshop has no enrollment limitation, the Saturday, hands-on workshop is limited to the first 15 registrants.

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