Monthly Archives: March 2017

Preserving paper records

The Heritage, Museums and Conservation Program in the UC Faculty of Arts and Design is offering a one-day expert-led course on caring for records and other paper items:

Preserving paper records is a down-to-earth course on how to handle, store and transport paper documents, including practical sessions on how to clean and de-acidify old paper. This course is aimed at records managers, librarians, people who are familiar with basic paper preservation and would like to know more, including emerging conservators and students and anyone else who loves and cares for old documents.

Date: Friday 26 May, 2017 Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Venue: UC Conservation laboratory, Building 27C18, Bruce Campus
Cost: External $400 + GST / Full-time student $300 (excluding GST)
Course enquiries: Contact Mona Soleymani on mona.soleymani@canberra.edu.au

If you have any questions, or would like to attend this course, please email Ngaio Buck at  FADadmin@canberra.edu.au to confirm your availability.
Course enquiries: Contact Mona Soleymani  mona.soleymani@canberra.edu.au

This course will provide:

  • Background information on how paper works and what makes it deteriorate
  • Hands-on experience of the best ways of handling, storing and transporting paper documents
  • Introduction to paper conservation practice including surface cleaning, washing, deacidification, flattening, paper fibre identification and repair
  • Contacts with people you can call on for advice and resource sharing
  • Course booklet (digital or printed) for future reference
  • Certification of Attendance
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea

Field Trip 2017

A few places remain on the bus for the ANNUAL FIELD TRIP  which will take place on
SATURDAY 18 MARCH 2017
departing 9.00 am (sharp) Departure from Daramalan College,
Cowper Street, Dickson, (closest gate to Dickson shops)
visiting  Cootamundra Public School (1875),
Bethungra Schoolhouse (Circa. 1886)
Murringo Public School (1860) (3) (3)
Binalong Public School (1861) (4)
Murrumbateman –
Download the full itinerary here.  Annual Field Trip 2017