14th Masterclass Tracing Paper Conservation, with Hildegard Homburger, 6th and 7th July
Science Faculty, Porto University
20|21 Conservação e Restauro, a Portuguese contemporary art conservationstudio, has invited Hildegard Homburger to teach a two day workshop aimed at paper conservators.
This two-day workshop offers an intensive and
personalized introduction to the historic manufacturing
processes for tracing papers and hands-on practice with
mending tears and losses, flattening, tape removal, dyeing,
mending paper and lining techniques. Participants will
understand the material properties of tracing paper and
how these affect conservation decisions and treatments.
Topics will include:
| An introduction to the history of tracing paper
| Introduction to various treatment techniques – tape
removal, tears, losses, mending and flattening.
| Practice of the following treatments – mending paper
dyeing, tear mending, lining and paper pulp application.
| Discussion of different case studies.
The two days will blend theory with practice, allowing participants to
apply what they learn to the problems each one faces in their
conservation practice. Participants are encouraged to bring their own
case studies for group discussion.
Duration: Two days, 6th and 7th of July 2017
Location: Science Faculty, Porto University
Language of instruction: English
Number of participants: Workshop 8 maximum
Registration fee: Workshop – €615 – VAT included
Deadline for application: 31st of May
Social Event: Workshop participants will be invited for dinner on the 6th
How to apply?
Please contact the organization via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +351 960
080 607 or +351 222 085 498 with the following information:
| Name an contact
| Area of specialization and experience
| If a | professional, please give job and institution
| Student, please give program, institution and year of graduation
| Bank account holder’s name
Alternatively, you may send your CV or portfolio.
Do not hesitate in contacting for any information regarding the masterclass or travelling and accomodation in Porto.
How to pay?
Bank account details:
| Account holder_ 20|21 Conservação e Restauro de Arte Contemporânea
| NIB: 0010 0000 41021020001 83
| IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 4102102000018 3
| BIC/SWIFT: BBPIPTPL (Banco BPI)
Please do not pay until your registration is confirmed
Hildegard Homburger has been a paper conservator since 1986, in
private practice in Berlin, Germany, concentrating on art on paper, architectural drawings and photo-reproductions. She has been a guest lecturer at the Department of Art Studies at the Technical University in Berlin since 2005.
Hildegard has been teaching professional development seminars for 16 years. These include the “Conservation of Tracing Paper”, “Identification of Prints” and “Water and Paper: Conservation Principles” all over the world. Since 1996 she has also been a guest lecturer at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. She was a paper conservator at the Städtische Museen Konstanz and Stadtarchiv Konstanz from 1983-1985. Hildegard completed a Getty funded post-graduate internship at Williamstown Art Conservation Center in Williamstown, MA in 1987-88.