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Russ Maki

President, Graphic Conservation Company in Chicago

The Fine Art of Paper Conservation

PRESENTED ON MAY 25, 2017
IN BATAVIA @ VOL 7

"Our world is filled with (the) conservation, restoration, and preservation of important works on paper."

In "The Fine Art of Paper Conservation" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 7, drawing upon his experience as the president of Graphic Conservation Company in Chicago, one of the top paper-conservation laboratories in North America, Russ Maki provides a beautifully illustrated overview of the conservation of works ranging from works of art to historically significant documents.

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Only Paper & Muji scissors

BY KEIKO TSUJI
@ VOL 52 ON MAY 28, 2008

Armed with only a pair of Muji scissors and some paper, Keiko explains the Japanese art of 'kirie' or paper cutting. The presentation slowly unfolds showing how incredibly creative this art can be.

The presentation is in Japanese with some English, but the pictures say it all!

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PULP: Paper Art Party

BY ROTEM YANIV
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 19, 2013

Rotem Yaniv is an architect based in Toronto and is the Project Lead of Architecture for Humanity Toronto. To raise money for their various projects, he came up with an idea of throwing a paper-themed party: PULP. In this presentation, Rotem shares where he got the idea from and how when you ask designers/architects for help, they don't just volunteer, they start to design. 

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Light and Coloured Paper Art

BY JILLIAN ELDRIDGE
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

Thinking about the relationship of light and paper differently, Jillian Eldridge  discovers an interesting and abstract form of art by using light and coloured paper that creates for an interesting use of shadows and reflected light. Listen as she uses this fusioned medium to talk about her artistic pieces introducing people and moths. 

 

 

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A Paper Tale

BY JACKY CHENG
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 07, 2015

"When the eyes temporarily refuse to collaborate with the brain, it usually causes a beautiful paradox."

In "A Paper Tale" from PechaKucha Night Broome, Vol. 3, paper artist Jackie Cheng's works speak for themselves. Grounded in a traditional life, she humbly downplays her mesmerisingly imaginative and intricate paper art, sharing how it is a process of simplicity and quiet reflection. Enjoy!

This was Presentation of the Day on August 6th, 2015. 

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Learning from the Paper Architects of Moscow

BY ROSS ANDERSON
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 24, 2016

Ross Anderson shares his journey to explore the Paper Architects of Moscow.

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How to Make a Paper Frog

BY BEN CLARK
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 01, 2018

Using none of the wisdom learned over ten years in the design industry, Ben Clark will teach you how to make a jumping paper frog in 20 ribbeting slides. 

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The Fine Art of the Paper Cut

BY BEN COURTNEY
@ VOL 32 ON NOV 07, 2018

Ben Courtney is the chief scalpelsmith at Pork Chops Paper Cuts who transforms the humble piece of paper into something quite magical and beautiful, with almost impossible intricacy.

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Paper Forests

BY SILVINA DE VITA
@ VOL 33 ON JUN 26, 2019

Argentinian paper artist Silvina De Vita shares her journey into how she became a creative, now based in England.  

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Creative Conservation

BY DAVID WOODCOCK
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 24, 2019

Interventions to the form and use of existing buildings are inevitable, as is the need for change. Preservationists “manage change wisely,” and as such are really Conservationists.  Creativity is as essential to heritage conservation as it is to the creation of new work. Indeed, it is arguable that to be a curator of built heritage as well as a creator of interventions requires greater skill and insight.