2nd Biennial University of Illinois Conservation Colloquium: *The Iron Gall
Ink Dilemma: To Treat or Not to Treat?*December 5-6, 2016, Champaign ILPlease
join us for our second free conservation colloquium for mid-career
conservators. This year's colloquium will focus on the understanding and
treatment of iron gall ink, led by Crystal Maitland, Conservator for Works
of Art on Paper at the Canadian Conservation Institute. Day one (open to 70
participants) will be filled with lectures on the history, chemistry,
identification, degradation, and treatment possibilities for iron gall ink,
to be held at the iHotel on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Campus. For additional educational fun, interactivities associated with the
lectures will be interspersed throughout the day. Day two of the colloquium
(open to 13 participants) will be held in the conservation laboratory at
University of Illinois Library. It will be a full-day, hands-on workshop
focusing on testing iron gall ink stability, creating phytate solutions and
performing phytate treatment. Low moisture mending will be explored using
remoistenable tissue and moisture levels will be monitored by using Dutch iron
migration test kits. This symposium is free to all participants but space
is limited.This event is offered free of charge thanks to the gracious
support of the University of Illinois Dean of Libraries, Friends of the
Library, and a Workshop Development Grant through the American Institute
for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). ***Please note**
Preference for attendance in both days will be given to members of the AIC,
however non-members are encouraged to attend day one and, as space allows,
day two.*
For more information or to register go to: http://www.library.
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