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Furniture and wooden objects group

From: Dominique Rogers <do>
Date: Friday, March 8, 1996
If you are involved with the conservation of (wooden) objects (e.g.
furniture, architectural woodwork, treen, etc.), then the Furniture
Section of the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation (UKIC)
would be interested to hear from you. This section is actively
developing its interests beyond the confines of furniture to
encompass other relevant areas of (wooden) object conservation. Our
aim is to encourage conservators working with wood, and that are not
represented within UKIC, to use the Furniture Section as a forum in
which to communicate ideas, news and issues.

Furniture is made of a myriad of materials: wood, metal, glass,
ceramic, ivory, mother-of-pearl, textiles, paper, papier mach,
tortoiseshell, plastic, paints and varnishes, in fact it is
difficult to think of a single material which has not been used in
furniture.  The treatment of such a wide range of materials can
often be a complex undertaking involving several specialists from
other disciplines. Indeed, it is precisely this wealth and variety
of professional expertise that we intend to promote and share
through our newsletter and conferences.

We have planned a conference on the 18 November 1996, in London
(UK): Pest Attack and Control in Organic Material. watch this space!

Although we are presently called a Furniture section, you do not
have to be involved with chairs and chests of drawers to join us or
send copy for our newsletter.

We would particularly like to hear about the type of work you
undertake and any related information you would be willing to share.

Please send your copy to:

    Timothy Hayes,
    Furniture Conservation, The Victoria & Albert Museum,
    South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL, UK.
    Information on the conference available from:
    Colin Piper, Highfield House, The Greens, Leafield, Whitney, OX8 5NP, UK.
    +44 1993 878593

Or via E-mail: Dominique Rogers, <do [at] pepin__demon__co__uk>, I will pass
on the messages to Tim and Colin.

Dominique Rogers

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:62
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Received on Friday, 8 March, 1996

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