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From: James Black <info>
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2000
International Academic Projects Short Courses 2000

Please find details of 3 forthcoming courses offered by International
Academic Projects in London this summer:

Conservation and Preservation of Photographs
London, 18 - 20 July 2000

    This three day course covers photographic materials from the
    19th century to the present day. Discussions cover the
    identification of different historical and contemporary
    processes, the chemistry involved in the original processes and
    their subsequent deterioration. The problems and solutions
    associated with the preservation of collections in storage and
    display are considered. Interventive conservation methods
    discussed include: cleaning methods, wet and dry treatments,
    repair and mounting methods.

    Course Tutor : Susie Clark
    Fee : ?245 / $405
    No. of Participants: 20

Metallography of Ancient Metals
London, 24 - 28 July 2000

    An introductory laboratory course in the methods and techniques
    of metallography and the interpretation of macro- and
    micro-structures of metals and alloys. Participants will
    undertake the preparation and examination of modern standards
    and archaeological specimens composed of different alloys from
    sets specifically prepared for International Academic Projects.
    This course offers a rare opportunity to gain access to a very
    specialised area of knowledge.

    Tutor: David Scott
    Fee: ?475 / $785
    No. of Participants: 10

New Methods of Cleaning Painted Surfaces
London, 10 - 14 July 2000

    This one week course, is aimed at conservators of both paintings
    and artifacts. The course consists of morning lectures and
    afternoon practical sessions. Topics covered include the
    characterisation of painted surfaces; an overview of aqueous
    techniques; chelating / complexing materials; thickeners, gels,
    pastes and poultices; resin soaps; enzymes and emulsions.
    Practical seminars will allow participants to evaluate
    practically the methods and materials discussed.

    Tutor: Richard Wolbers
    Fee: ?465 / $770
    No. of Participants: 16

More Courses Offered in 2000:

Making Replicas of Museum Objects; Colour Theory and Practice;

    Conservation of Glass Vessels; Drawing Archaeological Finds;
    Examination of the Cross-sections of paint layers;
    Identification of Plant Fibres; Identification of Wood;
    Preservation Management for Archives and Manuscripts;
    Preservation of Medieval Books; Conservation of Wallpaintings;
    Chemistry for Conservators (Distance Learning course)

For further information or an enrolment form, please contact:

    James Black
    International Academic Projects
    6 Fitzroy Square
    London W1P 6DX
    +44-207 380 0800
    Fax: +44-207 380 0500
    IAP [at] academicprojects__co__uk

International Academic Projects specialises in providing short
courses in the conservation of antiquities, materials identification,
environmental control, and display and storage of museum objects.

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