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Subject: Course on examination of historic paints and wallpapers

Course on examination of historic paints and wallpapers

From: Jim Black <info>
Date: Friday, May 14, 1999
The course 'Examination of Historic paints and Wallpapers' as listed
in the 1999 Professional Development Programme of International
Academic Projects has been shortened and will now run for 2
days--28th and 29th June 1999 in central London. The tutors are
Helen Hughes (Architectural Paint Researcher for English Heritage)
and Allyson McDermott (Conservator of Fine and Decorative Arts). The
price is now 175 pounds.

The programme for the two days includes:

Historic Paints

    The 18th century Print room at Woodhall Park. An overview of
    this important multi disciplinary conservation project will
    introduce the options and approaches available to both client
    and conservator.

    The new English Heritage Guidelines for the commissioning of
    Architectural Paint Research

    Know your building. Understanding the history, uses and context
    of historic buildings and their interiors. An important first
    step when commissioning research and conservation.

    Case Studies and practical session including examination of
    cross sections

Historic Wallpapers

    The important role of original wallpapers within the historic

Historical overview of design and manufacture

    Conserve or reproduce? A discussion of options available. Case
    studies include : Home House, Uppark, Petworth, Kinlochmoidart,
    Hackney Empire, Ickworth

    Know your wallpaper. The methods and materials of manufacture.
    Identifying and dating wallpapers and / or fragments. Case
    studies including Home House and Kew Palace

Practical session : Polarising microscopy and tests. Discussion

Applications can be made to

    James Black, Co-ordinator
    International Academic Projects
    6 Fitzroy Square
    London W1P 6DX
    +44 171 380 0800
    Fax 44 171 380 0500
    IAP [at] archetype__co__uk

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