Those of you who attended the Christchurch Art Gallery tour, which we held earlier in the year, may remember the kind offer of Lynn Campbell (Paper Conservator, CAG) to hold a paper mending workshop for Cantage members. Cantage held one of these in 2004 and several of us continue to use the techniques Lynn taught then to mend tears in maps and documents held in our collections. The techniques are quite simple and the materials you need inexpensive – they are thoroughly useful preservation techniques for collections of all sizes.
The workshop is scheduled for Friday 13th August 9.20-12.30. We are planning (at this stage) on holding it at the Christchurch City Council Archives Reading Rooms, 12 Braeburn Drive, Sockburn. The numbers are limited to 10 people (as our rooms are not that large). Please rsvp as soon as possible – and further information will be relayed to attendees (anything you need to bring, map to get there etc).
Since Posting the workshop is now full – but there may be another workshop next year if there is demand.