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Course on upholstery conservation

From: Marie-Odile Robbins <westdean>
Date: Monday, May 17, 1999
West Dean College
professional conservators in practice
supported by The Radcliffe Trust
Closing date for applications 2 July 1999.
Aug. 29 - Sep. 3, 1999
Issues and Approaches in Upholstery Conservation

Course Leaders: Kate Gill, Senior conservator/lecturer specialising
in the conservation of textiles and upholstery, The Textile
Conservation Centre. Norbert Gutowski, Conservation/Restoration
Antique Furniture Tutor, West Dean College.

The aim of this course is to bring together various specialists and
practitioners involved in the care, interpretation and preservation
of upholstered furniture for the purpose of aiding communication
across the various disciplines, by providing a common ground of
knowledge and vocabulary. The sharing of concerns and priorities
between participants will facilitate decision-making in the
preservation of important upholstered furniture. The course will
comprise of a series of demonstrations and lectures, practical
sessions and case histories, outside visits and handouts will
include the following:

    *   the history and current direction of upholstery conservation
        and restoration treatments

    *   upholstery styles, profiles, structures and materials

    *   degradation

    *   preventive conservation

Practical sessions will include the examination, interpretation and
recording of information revealed on a series of partially stripped

A limited number of bursaries are available.

For further details and an application form please contact:

    Lis Vinson
    West Dean College
    West Dean, Chichester
    West Sussex PO18 0QZ
    +44 1243 818277
    Fax: +44 1243 811343
    lvinson [at] pavilion__co__uk

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