WEEKEND: Class to teach preservation of documents, art
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The class, “Flattening Rolled and Deformed Paper Artifacts,” is the first of a series of three planned on consecutive Sundays, each at 1 p.m., at the historical society research center, 13692 Airport Cutoff Road.
It will teach a technique for flattening papers using an ultrasonic humidifier and pressure.
The cost is $30 per class for society members or $45 for nonmembers, with fees benefiting historical society programs.
The maximum class size is six people, and early registration is encouraged.
Set to last about one to 1½ hours, each class will consist of discussion, demonstration and hands-on practice.
Each participant may bring a small item for evaluation and to work on.
All necessary materials will be provided.
The March 17 class, “Cleaning and Mending Paper Artifacts,” will teach about different types of papers and their characteristics, provide an introduction to dry-cleaning methods for books and documents, and present techniques for mending books and papers.
Participants will learn how to hinge a work of art on paper to a backing board and do simple repairs with Japanese paper and wheat starch paste.
In the March 24 class, “Protective Enclosures for Papers and Books,” participants will learn how to make covers for fragile books and pamphlets, and practice encapsulating a document so it is safe to handle.
Discussion will include ways to store, protect and display fragile paper artifacts and artwork.
For more information or to register, phone 360-385-1003.
Last modified: March 07. 2013 5:22PM