Cleaning Workshop: Paper Bathing/Enzymes/Stain Removal
During the first day of this three-day workshop, participants will be introduced to a review of basic aqueous cleaning techniques or strategies for paper substrates. The first morning will also explore the use of enzymes in aqueous paper conservation treatments. The following practical sessions will focused on a series of adhesive removal problems.
The students will be encouraged to explore the BRENDA enzyme database online to better engineer their own enzyme preparations. By the end of the first day, simple aqueous carrier or gel systems (agarose and xanthan gums) will also have been discussed.
At the start of day two, more advanced gelling or carrier systems will be introduced, including two new self-emulsifying polymers Pemulen TR-2 and Velvesil for blending solvent and water cleaning systems for both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ cleaning needs, including the cleaning of water sensitive media, and leather and parchment materials. The goal will be to better empower the participants to formulate tailored preparations for common surface cleaning problems (soil, staining, and adhesive removal).
The participants will be invited to share the results of their individual experiments during a final class presentation.
This training is bilingual English-French
Coordinator: : Nathalie Le Dantec conservator Assistant to the head of conservator department, responsible for continuing education, Inp.
Speaker: Richard Wolbers, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Science and Adjunct Paintings Conservator at the Delaware University.
Translators: live translation will be available
Public concerned: conservators of paper, books, parchments and leather
Dates: October, 16, 17 and 18, 2019
Duration: 3 days
Place: Inp, Aubervilliers
Price : 795€
Registration form to send to: (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Institut national du patrimoine département des restaurateurs – 124, rue Henri Barbusse 93300 Aubervilliers.