Repair Week: Paper Repair Consultations with The Conservators

Repair Week: Paper Repair Consultations with The Conservators Repair Week: Paper Repair Consultations with The Conservators Repair Week: Paper Repair Consultations with The Conservators

Friday 15 October 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm

Booking opens at 8pm on Thursday 23rd September

Fully booked, join the waiting list here

*** Ticket bookings go live on Thursday 23rd September at 8pm. Due to the popularity of the workshops we can only allow two bookings per person across the week. ***

Book a consultation with paper conservator Ashleigh Brown, of The Conservators, who will cast her eagle-eye on your paper-based object. You can bring in any sort of paper object, from prints, drawings and photograph, to paper lampshades, parchment and paper sculptures. During your 15 minute consultation, Ashleigh will assessing the condition of your item, and illuminate maintenance and care tips.

To take part in the session you will need:
- a paper-based object that you'd like assessed by a conservator (this could be a piece of parchment, photograph, print, drawing, 3D paper sculpture, paper interior objects lamps and wallpapers, and even plastic money)

Ashleigh Brown has been working as a paper conservator in the UK for nearly a decade, both for private individuals and public institutions on both sides of the Atlantic. She aims to work with a broad range of paper materials, from more traditional materials including parchment, photographs, prints and drawings, to modern 'paper' objects including 3D paper sculpture, paper interior objects (like Japanese lamps and wallpapers), and even plastic money. 


Important: our COVID-19 policy for Repair Week

We have adopted some temporary measures for our in-person events during Repair Week, to ensure the safety of our team and to help everyone attending to feel as comfortable as possible.

Negative test result required

All event participants coming to the Institute of Making will need to show proof of a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours of the event. You can either show your test result on your NHS app, or show text message confirmation of a negative test result. Unfortunately we will not be able to give access to anyone without a negative test result.

Links: Order a free lateral flow test / Register your test result on the website

Face coverings

At our in-person events, all participants are required to wear a face covering. If you are unable to wear a face covering, please book our online events instead. We are happy to help you find an online event or to work with you to work out a type of face covering that will enable you to attend the in-person event. Email with any questions.

COVID-19 symptoms

If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms, including a temperature, please cancel your event booking through Eventbrite and stay at home. We know it can be disappointing to miss an event, but it is important to keep everyone safe.


Do you have specific access requirements?

We would like to make sure that everyone can join our events and use our website as easily as possible. Please message us if you need any particular support or assistance while attending our space or using our platforms, so we can ensure those. We are also always interested in feedback to help us improve access to our activities. Contact Sara on

Part of Public Programme: Repair Week,  Public Events  

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