With support from the Getty Foundation’s Conserving Canvas Initiative, the CICS - Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences will host and organise the digital teaching workshop Fusion 1: mare nostrum about minimal invasive methods for the conservation of textile supports of paintings.
The workshop aims to familiarize primarily museum painting conservators in the selected regional community of Mediterranean Countries (e.g. Croatia, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Montenegro, Spain, Turkey) with different minimal invasive methods to close tears, cuts and losses to reconstruct the continuity of textile supports.
The focus is on the single thread bonding technique (thread-by-thread tear mending method) used for closing local interruptions like tears and cuts in the textile support as well as the application of inserts in the case of fabric loss.
The workshop Fusion 1: mare nostrum will be led by Dipl.-Rest. Petra Demuth and Dr.-Ing. Hannah Flock M.A.; enriched by Prof. Dr. Andrea Pataki-Hundt as Head of Project. The digital teaching workshop consists of a 10 days intensive course and will be held in March 2022. In the following months, a total of five more meetings will take place.
The application deadline has been extended to the 14th September 2021.
Workshop and application details can be found on the project website: