Research and Practical Uses of Natural Dyes
The first part of the course will be dedicated to the knowledge of the nature and chemistry of natural dyes, to the chemistry of drying and then consider which ones work on paper. Practical work will focus on the preparation of dyes.
Then, the second part will focus on the preparation of samples and on the creation of a reference charter.
Participants will dye three types of paper usually used in conservation process: Chinese Xuan, Japanese Sekishu and a Western paper for comparison.
At the end of the workshop participants will go away with samples, literature and references to make recipes , as well as practical experience.
This training is bilingual English-French
Coordinator : Nathalie Palmade - Le Dantec, painting conservator, Assistant to the Head of studies, Department of conservators, responsible for continuing education
Speaker: Susan Catcher, Senior paper conservator at Victoria and Albert Museum
Translators: live translation will be available.
Public concerned: paper conservators, heritage professionals
Dates: March, 20, 21 and 22, 2019
Duration: 3 days
Place: Inp, Aubervilliers
Registration form to send to firstname.lastname@example.org - Institut national du patrimoine département des restaurateurs – 124, rue Henri Barbusse 93300 Aubervilliers.