Greenwich Art Society Workshop: Conserving Paper

The Greenwich Art Society is offering a one day workshop led by Paper Conservator, Ann Baldwin on Sunday, April  27, 1:00-5:00pm.

This is a hands-on workshop is for artists and collectors who want to learn best museum practices for display of works of art on paper, including water colors, pastels, drawings and prints. Participants will practice hinging and mounting artwork on paper using current and time-tested conservation methods and archival matting and framing techniques will be demonstrated.

The workshop is geared towards artists preparing works on paper for exhibition, this class will introduce students to archival principals, and preservation products available on the market.

Topics covered include:

  • Preparation and use of reversible adhesives
  • Questions you should ask your picture framer so that works are preserved and not damaged through mistakes
  • Glazing options for friable media such as pastels and non-tradition installation techniques, such as the use of magnets.

Participants should bring a small work of art; a rag window mat and rag backing board with outer dimensions of either 14 X 18″ or 16 X 20″; and a # 6 flat bristle brush.* Archival tapes, Japanese tissues, and fresh paste will be provided.

*Consultation with the instructor can be arranged two weeks prior to class

Call the Greenwich Art Society office at (203) 629-1533 Monday to Friday between 9:30 and 12:30 to enroll. Advance payment is required to ensure a space in the class and a parking permit. For complete class schedule go to