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Storing and Handling Works on Paper

7th December 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at museum employees who handle works on paper and prepare items for exhibitions.

What will I learn?

handling and carrying works of art on paper
safe packing and storage
surface cleaning techniques
exhibiting works of art on paper – basics of mounting/framing/environmental conditions


A practical workshop making simple display supports exhibiting flat materials (documents, etc) and how to secure the documents to a supporting board using non-adhesive techniques. You will learn the principles of mounting and framing that conservator’s carryout.


By the end of the session you will

Understand the appropriate methods for handling and moving works on paper
Know how to display flat works for exhibitions and displays
Have an understanding of basic surface cleaning techniques


Who is the Trainer?

Monika Stokowiec MA, Conservator of books and archival materials


Training Day Plan



Introduction to group and workshop




Provided by Tate St Ives


Practical session




How do I book a place?

Places must be booked in advance and are limited to 2 per museum. Only 10 places are available.

Please email your MDO: bryony@cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk

Or tel: 01209 500750 – acknowledgement will be sent by email.

Directions to Tate St Ives can be found by clicking this link www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives

Please head to the Barnoon staff entrance at the rear of the gallery through the car park and press the intercom to gain entrance through to the security desk.

This training day has been provided collaboratively between Cornwall Museums Partnership and the South West Museum Development Programme. It has been funded by Arts Council England through Museum Development and the Major Partner Museums programmes.



7th December 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tate St Ives Porthmeor Beach St Ives, TR26 1TG United Kingdom
Porthmeor Beach United Kingdom