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Workshop: Ferrous Attractions – The Science Behind the Magic, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

NOTE: This is not a Guild Event. We occasionally publish events that may be of interest to our members.

Ferrous Attractions – The Science Behind the Magic – Magnets in Conservation Workshop

NECA, in collaboration with Dartmouth College Library Preservation Services, is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop Ferrous Attractions – The Science Behind the Magic, taught by conservator and AIC Fellow, Gwen Spicer.

Location: Dartmouth College Library Preservation Lab, Hanover, NH
Date: Friday, July 13, 2018 10:00am – 4:30pm
Price: $50 NECA members; $75 non-members (includes $25 NECA annual membership)
Deadline: Register by July 1, 2018

Please email Carolyn Frisa at carolyn@works-on-paper.net to reserve your spot and coordinate payment. NECA membership must be up-to-date to register for the workshop.

Description:
How to fasten or secure an artifact has long been a focus of art conservators in all specialties. We have stitched, glued and adhered items for decades, and with each method, the attempt was always to keep the conservation as reversible as possible. The somewhat recent development of strong, permanent, rare earth magnets has enabled them to be used as a reversible fastener. Neodymium rare earth magnets are far stronger than earlier permanent magnets and have only truly entered the market since 1990. They have great potential as a new tool for conservators.

Could there really be a truly reversible tool that would not harm or create holes that we could use? Before these new magnets can be part of our future, a fuller understanding of how they work is needed. Moreover, a system needs to be developed to determine precisely which attributes a magnet should have for a specific project. Discussion will include: What makes a magnet “permanent”, when were they developed, and how magnets differ from one another (i.e. the various types and their unique materials and properties).

The use of magnets in the past has caused damage, slowing their use among some. However, with a full understanding of how a magnetic system is created and can be adapted, damage can be prevented. To demonstrate a magnetic system and its parts, participants will use a “jig” with various combinations of magnets and metal components. They will also explore the different methods of implementing a magnetic system and the strength of commonly available magnets. Time will be allowed for participants to test a range of magnetic systems and materials with small discussions after before the next one.

This hands-on experience can inspire conservators to adapt a magnetic system to mount any specific artifact. The material will be presented in a hands-on instructional format. Handouts will be provided.

Workshop Objectives
1. What are permanent magnets and the four types of magnetic systems
2. Learn the parts of a magnetic system and how they inter-react
3. How to adapt the parts of a system to best suit your artifact
4. How to record the parts of the system
5. Where to place the magnets and the ferromagnetic part
6. How to properly store your magnets

Instructor: Gwen Spicer, Principal of Spicer Art Conservation, LLC
Gwen is a Textile, Upholstery, Paper, and Objects Conservator, and full-time principal of Spicer Art Conservation, LLC, located in upstate New York. She received her Master’s degree from the Art Conservation Program at Buffalo State College, State University of New York. She has over twenty-five years of experience, is a Fellow of AIC, and has been in private practice since 1995. She has assisted many museums, institutions and private collectors with the treatment of artifacts and antiquities for both display and storage. Gwen is an AIC Kress Publication Fellowship recipient and is currently writing her first book, “Magnetic Mounting for Art Conservation and Museums”. The book will be a practical guide for understanding magnetic systems and will assist both conservators and museum professionals in the creation of magnetic mounts.

Limit 20 participants. A list of recommended lodging, restaurants, and thing to do in the Upper Valley Region will be provided following registration. A limited number of free rooms with local conservators may be available.

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2018 NEGBW Annual Meeting – August 10-11 – Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

2018 NEGBW Annual Meeting

August 10-11

Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

Registration is now open for our 2018 Annual Meeting, which will take place at Dartmouth College on August 10-11, 2018. To register, please click here:

https://gbw.formstack.com/forms/negbw_2018_annual_meeting_at_dartmouth_college

Join us Friday evening for a tour of the Rauner Special Collections Library followed by a reception with light refreshments. On Saturday, participants are invited to attend two half-day workshops with Bill Hanscom and Sarah Smith. The annual meeting will take place during lunch.

The workshops are limited to 20 participants, but all members are welcome to attend the annual meeting on August 11th. Please register for lunch if you plan to only attend the meeting. Registration will go live on May 4th. Another announcement will go out with the registration link. But mark your calendars!

Schedule:

Friday, August 10th:

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tour at Rauner Special Collections Library
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Reception and Pop-Up Exhibit in Book Arts Bindery

Saturday, August 11th:

9:00am – 12:00pm Workshop with Sarah Smith or Bill Hanscom
12:00pm – 2:00pm Catered Lunch and Annual Meeting
2:00pm – 5:00pm Workshop with Sarah Smith or Bill Hanscom

Workshops:

Freestyle Composition – Sarah Smith

In this visit to the Book Arts Workshop at Dartmouth College we’ll make letterpress printed posters/decorative paper. One of our Vandercook presses will be set up with a large wood type word cloud and another Vandercook will be set up with a smattering of relief images from our eclectic collection. We’ll get creative with the layering of prints between the presses and you’ll go home with a bunch of fun papers to work with on your books (or to hang on the wall)!

Blizzard Books – Bill Hanscom

Learn to make three variations of Hedi Kyle’s Blizzard Book: The Blizzard Book, Blizzard Pocket, and Blizzard Boxes. Participants will use a variety of utilitarian and decorative papers to fold up wonderful structures that are part book, part container with lots of potential for artistic experimentation and decorative embellishment. You will also have the opportunity to use rubber stamps and stencils to add some color and excitement to your origami creations.

Registration Fee:

Members: $85.00
Non-Members: $110.00
Meeting Only: $20.00

You can use the following link to register:

https://gbw.formstack.com/forms/negbw_2018_annual_meeting_at_dartmouth_college

Maine Archives and Museum Workshop — Conservation Leather Repair

Maine Archives and Museum Workshop — Conservation Leather Repair

Many academic, public, and museum libraries contain leather bound books that are stilled used in research. Many of these books have weak hinges or completed detached boards. Leather re-backing is cost prohibitive, especially for books that are heavily used in research. This style of repair was refined as a conservation technique by Don Etherington in the1980’s using Moriki Japanese tissue paper and is a common repair technique used for circulating and special collections books. Book Conservator, Anastasia Weigle  of IN A BIND STUDIO will offer an on-day intensive on-hands workshop to members and non-members of Maine Archives and Museums. Participants will learn how treat and consolidate leather, repair detached book boards on hollow-back or flat-back leather bindings, what materials and tools needed for the treatment, how to treat Japanese tissue paper to resemble leather. Tools, materials, and books for practice will be provided. Register online: https://www.mainemuseums.org/event-2889560/Registration

When: May 16, Wednesday
Time: 9 am (sharp) to 4 pm (1/2 hour lunch). Because this is an intensive class, we suggest that participants bring a bag lunch and arrive on time. For those who wish to stay afterwards for a get together mixer at The Warehouse in Caribou may RSVP here: https://www.mainemuseums.org/event-2896965/Registration
Minimum Participants: 4
Maximum Participants: 10
Where: Caribou Public Library Caribou Room, 30 High Street, Caribou, Maine (Central Aroostook County)
MAM MEMBERS FEE: $80 + $20 supply fee
Non MAM MEMBERS FEE: $110 + $20 supply.

Hand Bookbinding Workshop – Lake Damariscotta, Maine

HAND BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP
with Juliayn Coleman
Sunset Lodge on Lake Damariscotta, Maine
6 nights, Sept 2–8, 2018

Coleman workshop (PDF Announcement – click for more info)

Bookbinding Workshop with Juliayn Coleman in Maine

Bookbinding Workshop with Juliayn Coleman 
Sept 2-8, 2018 Sunset Lodge on Lake Damariscotta, Maine. 
Brochure:
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
In this hands-on bookbinding workshop, we will make one simple nonadhesive book each day. The structures will range from the earliest binding styles to contemporary, and they are geared towards beginner through intermediate skill level. In addition to the binding, we will explore at least three different ways to decorate paper for the covers of our books: paste paper, suminagashi, and plant printing. The goal is to create a harmonious set of beautiful books, learn simple structures that you can take home and repeat on your own, and let your creative mind explore the medium of bookbinding.

Introduction to Water Gilding

Introduction to Water Gilding Course
At the studio of Sarah Pringle
http://cinchonline.com/courses/workshops/

Early winter 2018

Water Gilding: Foundation Study, Introduction to Traditional Materials & Techniques

Course Description:
This is an introductory level course suitable for those interested in learning the basic skills needed to work with traditional water gilding methods. You will receive five days of hands-on instruction in the practice of traditional water gilding, with the emphasis on practical techniques for surface preparation and the handling of loose leaf for panel and/or furniture gilding.

Materials, tools and equipment will be defined and their importance explained. Techniques in surface preparation using gesso and clay bole as the foundation for gilding will be taught step-by-step. Handling and applying gold and semi-precious leaf will be demonstrated so that you can become relaxed and confident when doing the application yourself. You will have the opportunity to prepare and gild a variety of panels and a mock up chair rail. Materials, supply and resource lists, recipes, a bibliography and supplemental material will be provided.

You may choose to add an additional sixth day to this course, which would provide you with access to the studio and time with the instructor to continue working on or to complete course projects.

Level:
Beginner. Given the detail oriented nature of water gilding some experience in hand/eye skills with brushes and an appreciation for technique and process is helpful.

Date:
Late January or anytime in February ; Five (5) day course (additional sixth day optional)

I’ve been asked by an interested prospective student to teach this introductory course. They have flexibility with when the course would happen. Those considering taking the course would have the opportunity to give input as to which week will be chosen.

Class Size: 3 – 4
Instructor: Sarah Pringle
Workshop Location: One Cottage Street, Fourth Floor #42, Easthampton, MA

To make an inquiry about this course please go to http://cinchonline.com/courses/workshops/

S. Pringle Introduction to Water Gilding Course Description

 

Two workshops

While these are not GBW events, members may find them interesting.

Workshops:

Case by Case Bookbinding Workshop with Martha Kearsley
October 21st 10-4pm

Learn to sew, assemble and cover your very own case binding, a versatile and ubiquitous bookbinding style. Case bindings allow for the covers to be made separate from the text block, providing a variety of decorative and labeling options before the book is complete. Materials will be provided, but participants might want to bring decorative and printed papers that they fancy for their covers.

$125/ non- members + $15 supply fee

Sign up By OCTOBER 18th
https://www.pickwickindependentpress.com/workshops/


Make your own Bone Folder with Brien Beidler
November 19th 10-4

In this 4 hour workshop, students will learn the essentials needed to make their own hand tools to fit their hands and needs. Beginning with the raw materials, students will cut, hew, file, scrape and polish bone into beautifully functional folders, awls, and/or objects.

The workshop fee includes either 1 large, 2 medium, 3 small, or some combination thereof of raw bone, a dust mask, a sandpaper packet of gradiated grits, and access to an assortment of files and rasps. Students are also encouraged to bring a dust mask and work gloves. More of Brien’s work here: https://www.beidlermade.com/

$100/ non- members + $15 supply fee
Sign up November 5th

https://www.pickwickindependentpress.com/workshops/