Establishment for Paper Conservation Unit

September 30 – October 5, 2013, Central Library, Goa

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Introduction: Documents, archival records, manuscripts, maps, charts, books and other paper materials are of immense historical and reference value. A basic paper conservation unit is essential in institutions that are custodians of such collections.

Objective: At the end of this five day workshop, each participant will be able to design a paper conservation unit furnished with equipment, tools and materials to address the conservation needs of his/her collection. The participants will also be able to write down the basic conservation treatments required to address the condition of the collection.

Topics of this programme:

  • Establishment of a paper conservation unit.
  • Documentation system.
  • Emergency treatments.
  • Climate monitoring and remedial action.
  • Conservation decisions.
  • Practical conservation exercises.

Participants:  Functionaries of libraries, museums, archives, custodians, etc.

                     A senior person wouls stay for at least the first day or someone from the institution who can                         actually help in the care of the paper collections.

Fees: Gratis, as the event is supported by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Central Library - Goa and CSMVS.

         Selected participants will not be charged any fee.

Dates: September 30 – October 5, 2013            Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Venue: Central Library, Goa

Workshop Coordinators: Mrs. Sulaksha S. Kolmule, Mrs. Marianita Paiva, Goa Central Library – Goa

                                            Ms. Nidhi Shah, Coordinator, Art Conservation Resurgence Project

Workshop Leader: Mr. Anupam Sah, Head of Art Conservation, Research and Training, CSMVS Musem Art Conservation Centre, Mumbai.

                                Mr. Carlos Fernandes Curator, Central Library, Goa.