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Care of Paper Artifacts On-line Course

SKU: ms228


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Care of Paper provides an introduction to the materials and techniques of papermaking, how paper use and the agents of deterioration affect paper’s longevity, and how to improve storage and exhibit to increase that longevity. The course covers all paper types, including archival materials such as books and manuscripts, art on paper, oriental paper, western paper and 3-D paper. The course is designed for librarians, archivists, curators, collection managers and those interested in paper and its care.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Materials and Techniques

    1. Asian Papermaking
    2. Western Papermaking
    3. Historic Papers
    4. Contemporary Papers
  3. Uses

    1. Archival
    2. Art on Paper
    3. Media
  4. Agents of Deterioration
  5. Storage

    1. Flat Paper
    2. Bound Paper
    3. 3-D Paper
  6. Exhibition

    1. Matting and Framing for Flat Paper
    2. Supports for Bound Material
    3. Mount-Making for 3-D Objects
  7. Conclusion


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