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Saturday, May 14 • 8:30am - 4:30pm
(Workshop) Gellan Gum Applications for Paper-based Objects SOLD OUT

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This workshop will provide theoretical and practical experience working with gellan gum on paper-based artifacts. The workshop will include demonstrations and discussions on paper washing, stain removal, backing removal and humidification, and other effective uses of gellan gum as a paper conservation tool. Participants will also be introduced to the chemistry and mechanics of gellan gum to support the exploration of current and potential uses of this versatile material. Participants should wear lab-appropriate clothing.

Sponsors
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Canadian Conservation Institute

The Canadian Conservation Institute advances and promotes the conservation of Canada's heritage collections through its expertise in conservation science, treatment and preventive conservation. CCI works with heritage institutions and professionals to ensure these heritage collections are preserved and accessible to Canadians now and in the future.
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Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) (in French: Bibliothèque et Archives Canada) is a federal institution tasked with acquiring, preserving and making Canada's documentary heritage accessible.

Instructor(s)
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Greg Hill

Senior Conservator, Archival and Photographic Materials, Canadian Conservation Institute

Saturday May 14, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
Canadian Centre for Architecture


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