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Course on chemistry for conservators

From: Nancy Lev-Alexander <guilfordbindery>
Date: Monday, January 24, 2000
The Johns Hopkins University Preservation Department and the Potomac
Chapter, Guild of Bookworkers are pleased to sponsor the week-long
chemistry course, Chemistry for Conservators, taught by David
Dorning of West Dean College. The daytime course will be offered the
week of July 24-28, 2000 on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood
Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. This course, offered every other year
at West Dean College, is based on the requirements of the Society of
Archivists' training scheme in the UK.

The following topics will be covered in this course that includes
both lecture and laboratory exercises. The course is geared toward
the practicing conservator who has not had specific training in

Day 1: The molecular view of materials; Basic chemistry.
Day 2: Polymers, adhesives and consolidants; Cleaning and organic
Day 3: Degradation of Materials; Catalysts, enzymes and rates of
reaction; Energy, light and environment.
Day 4: Molarity, acids and bases; Deacidification of paper.
Day 5: Skin materials and tannins; Materials testing.

David Dorning has served as Science Tutor to Conservation and
Restoration courses, co-ordinator of Conservation Studies, and,
Acting Head of Book Conservation at West Dean College. He also
serves as assessor for the Society of Archivists' Conservators'
Training Scheme.

The cost for tuition, lab fees and course materials is $500.00. The
course is limited to 12 participants and will be filled in the order
deposit checks are received. A deposit of $250.00 must be received
by April 12, 2000 in order to reserve a spot. Deposits will not be
refunded unless another participant is found to fill the canceled
spot. If fewer than 10 participants register by April 1, the course
will be cancelled and deposits returned. Confirmation will be sent
to those admitted to the course. Final payment will be due June 1,
2000. Send checks made payable to Johns Hopkins University along
with name, address, telephone number, email address, and a very
brief description of your background in conservation to

    Martha Jackson
    Preservation Department
    MSE Library
    Johns Hopkins University
    3400 North Charles Street
    Baltimore MD 21218.

Housing in campus dorms may be available. Commercial lodging is
available within walking distance of the campus. Information about
and help with lodging will be provided upon request.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or further detail:

    Nancy Lev-Alexander
    guilfordbindery [at] hotmail__com

    Martha Jackson
    Martha.Jackson [at] jhu__edu

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:41
                Distributed: Thursday, January 27, 2000
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Received on Monday, 24 January, 2000

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