A History of Paper

This new course for 2018 will cover the following:

  • Introduction: pre-paper situation in Britain and introduction of papermaking into Britain in 1400s.
  • How people were trained to make paper by hand, and the supporting work of other employees.
  • Introduction to Development of Papermaking History from China 2,000 years ago. (Dr. Maureen Green)
  • Introduction to Papermaking into Europe c.1400s to c.1800 (Dr. Maureen Green)
  • Introduction of papermaking into Britain and the survival of the vat trade despite the invention of the paper machine. (Jean Stirk)

  • Marks in Paper I and II (Andrew Honey)
  • Work on damaged old books and interpretation. ( Irene Campden. Senior Conservator, particularly Queen’s papers, Windsor Castle)
  • Development of machine-made paper post 1800. ( Phil Crockett, Senior Manager. Checking company)
  • Visit to a paper mill and museum in Apsley, Hertfordshire
  • Visit to a conservation unit

More information to follow.

 

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