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Lithography for Conservators and Museum Professionals: Hands-On Stone and Plate Lithography

Lithography is a complex, chemical printmaking process that requires first-hand experience to fully grasp the technique and potential artistic applications. Conservators and museum professionals are often responsible for the technical identification of prints without having hands-on printmaking experience themselves. This workshop introduces participants to various lithographic processes and techniques commonly utilized by artists and studios, both historically and up to this day.

The workshop consists primarily of hands-on printing activities at Burning Bones Press but will also include lectures, group discussions and examination of prints in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) collection. A comprehensive resource binder will be assembled by the participants throughout the workshop from a combination of lecture slides, notes, printing materials (plates and prints), and other useful references. This will allow participants to walk away with a strong understanding of the technique and have invaluable resources at their fingertips.

This three-day intensive workshop is geared towards both emerging and established conservation and curatorial professionals, especially those who work regularly with lithographic prints.

With financial support from the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

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