Conservation Masterclass - Jan
Mal has been invited for a second Conservation Masterclass at the University of Lincoln on 26 Jan 2015. The subjects are:
Supporting Artwork without Adhesives - Polygonal Edges Strips.
Oct 2014 Conservation framing seminars and workshops at the University of Lincoln during the Conservation Department's Masterclass week. Mal has given two seminars; Conservation Principles and Mounting and Hinging and a workshop on the same subject.
Well received with thought provoking questions
An Institute of Conservation workshop sponsored by the Claire Hampson Fund. 3 - 5 Sep inclusive.
Mal has managed to secure one of only 18 places on this highly sort after three day workshop led by US Conservator Hugh Phibbs. Hugh was Coordinator of Preservation Services at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. for more than 30 years, and has taught and published widely on the preservation of works on paper.
This three-day workshop will review historical mounting methods and then address issues such as:
- the chemical and physical factors affecting paper in enclosures/assemblies and the technical solutions to manage them.
- the use of adhesives such as natural and synthetic aqueous adhesives as well as acrylic copolymers.
- papers used for hinging and different methods of applying adhesives, including the use of micro dots.
- mounting without adhesive, if hinges cannot be used.
- describing and understanding the performance of buffers, filters, barriers and scavengers.
Mal to visit the Making Colour Exhibition at the National Gallery - 2 September.
Mal invited to speak with BBC Radio Lincs Melvyn Prior about the framing of a WWI Military Cross.