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Courses from International Academic Projects

From: James Black <info>
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
International Academic Projects are offering several new courses in
their 2001 programme (see below) including 'Packing and Transporting
Museum Objects' and 'Mounting Museum Objects for Exhibition'. Most
of the courses are held in the UK with one in Denmark (Replicas of
Museum Objects) and one in Portugal (Wallpaintings conservation

Details from IAP at :

    International Academic Projects
    6 Fitzroy Square
    London WIT 5HJ
    44 207 380 0800
    Fax: 44 207 380 0500
    info [at] academicprojects__co__uk

Course details :

Professional Development Programme
Short Courses 2001

Colour Matching
Available on demand

    This home study 'practical course' package, from the School of
    Colour, includes a video and workbook, a mixing palette and
    related book,  thus allowing participants to discover the
    techniques of colour mixing in their own time and place.
    Available in watercolours or oils.

    Tutor: Michael Wilcox
    Fee: UKP52.95 / $76.00 (UK shipping  UKP4, overseas at cost)

Drawing Archaeological Finds
Salisbury, 18 - 22 June 2001

    A practical drawing class where participants will learn
    techniques of drawing artifacts, such as flint, stone, pottery,
    bone, wood, textiles, metals, etc; the proper use of materials
    and equipment; techniques of enlargement and reduction;  and
    presentation for publication. While this course will be
    particularly useful for those wishing to improve their
    technique, beginners will be most welcome.

    Tutor: Nick Griffiths
    Fee: UKP265 / $400
    No. of Participants: 15

Examination of the Cross-Sections of Paint Layers
London, 2 - 4 July 2001

    This three day course covers  methods of preparing and examining
    thick and thin cross-sections of samples taken from painted
    surfaces. Discussions focus upon; sampling, the use of the
    optical microscope, photography, and the analytical techniques
    used to identify paint media. Tutor: Nicholas Eastaugh Fee:
    UKP295 / $445 No. of Participants: 10

Cross-Sections of Paint Layers: Study Days
London, 5 - 6 July 2001

    As a follow up to the three day course we are also running a
    series of study days. These are aimed at people who have either
    participated in the previous course and would like to
    consolidate and build upon the skills that they have acquired,
    or those who already have a working knowledge of the methods and
    principles of the examination of cross-sections. Participants
    are asked to bring mounted cross-sections with them for
    discussion with the course tutor and other participants.

    Tutor: Nicholas Eastaugh
    Fee: UKP195 / $300
    No. of Participants: 8

Mounting Museum Objects for Exhibition
Aberdeen, 25 - 27 July 2001

    This is a three day practical course, run in conjunction with
    the Scottish Conservation Bureau. Participants will develop
    skills and understanding in fabric covering techniques for the
    display of plinths and panels and the manufacture of mounts in
    acrylic and brass. Related topical issues such as climate
    control, lighting and materials suitability will also be

    Tutor : Roy Mandeville
    Fee : UKP375/$595
    Number of Participants : 10

Making High Quality Replicas of Museum Objects
Dianalund, Denmark 10 - 14 September 2001

    Participants in this highly developed practical course will
    carry out the necessary techniques of making high quality resin
    replicas for exhibition and conservation purposes. Procedures
    and topics covered include: mouldmaking and casting materials
    and their safe use; mouldmaking principles; making silicon
    rubber moulds for multiple replicas; mixing, storing and using
    epoxy resin; the application of pigments; finishing and

    Tutor : Benner Larsen
    Fee : UKP475 / $725
    No. of participants : 10
    (Accommodation is available locally at very reasonable prices)

Preservation of Medieval Books
Montefiascone, Italy
July / August 2001

    Montefiascone is a medieval walled city on Lake Bolsena 100 km
    north of Rome. The mediaeval library of the seminario houses
    about 5000 volumes including manuscripts and early printed
    books. The project consists of four one week courses spent
    working on particular parts of the collection. Participants may
    stay for a minimum of one week. They will be part of a team
    helping with the conservation of this important collection.
    Participants will have the opportunity to spend part of each day
    in the medieval library cataloguing early printed books, carrying
    out conservation surveys (assessing insect and mould damage) and
    refurbishing the books.

    Please ask for details of the four one week courses.

    Fee : UKP345.00 per course
    (Shared accommodation is available locally at reasonable rates)

Pigments and the Polarising Microscope
Somerset, 2 - 6  & 23 - 27 July 2001

    The polarising microscope is an economic and efficient tool that
    can be used to identify most of the traditional pigments found
    on works of fine and applied art. Throughout this course each
    participant will have the use of a polarising microscope to
    study the differences in appearance and the optical properties
    of more than 60 pigments. Experience in microscopy is helpful
    but the relevant optical phenomena will be explained.

    Tutor: Peter Mactaggart
    Fee: UKP375 / $600
    No. of Participants: 4
    The course is held at Hare. Participants stay locally in bed and
    breakfast accommodation

Conservation and Preservation of Photographs
London, 3 - 5 July 2001

    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. Finally interventive conservation
    methods discussed will include: cleaning methods, wet and dry
    treatments, repair and mounting methods.

    Tutor: Susie Clark
    Fee: UKP265 / $400
    No. of Participants: 20

Insect Pest Management
Edinburgh, 17 - 18 July 2001

    This two day course, run in conjunction with the Scottish
    Conservation Bureau, comprises both discussions and practical
    sessions. The course aims to provide participants with the basic
    knowledge to develop and implement an integrated pest
    management programme for their collections. Discussions will
    focus upon: insects as pests and the damage they cause;
    detection, trapping and monitoring; museum environments; options
    for prevention and control; health and safety of staff and
    collections; cost effective targeting of treatments. Practical
    sessions include insect identification and museum surveys.

    Tutor: David Pinniger
    Fee: UKP165 / $250
    No. of Participants: 20

Packing and Transport of Museum Objects
Aberdeen, 23 - 24 July 2001

    This  two day course is run in conjunction with the Scottish
    Conservation Bureau. Discussions and practical sessions will
    cover: risk assessment on objects; risk assessment on routes;
    six step approach to packing; shocks and vibrations and
    traditional packing; cases risk assessment; data-loggers;
    evaluation of packing cases.

    Tutor: Jaap van der Burg
    Fee: UKP285 / $450
    No. of Participants: 20

Identification of Wood
Durham, 23 - 27 July 2001

    Introductory talks cover the use of the microscope, the
    structure of plants and the identification of plant materials by
    the evaluation of their microscopical characteristics. Softwoods
    and hardwoods will be studied using the Princes Risborough keys
    for wood identification. Differences between trunk wood and root
    wood will be considered. Two days are devoted to the preparation
    and identification of collapsed/waterlogged wood, charcoal and
    veneers.The course is suitable for conservators in art and
    archaeology, furniture restorers and forensic scientists. It is
    also a useful introduction to the identification of wood fibres
    in paper. The course will be held in the laboratory and will
    include a great deal of practical work.

    Tutor: Dorothy Catling & Rowena Gale
    Fee: UKP395 / $655
    No. of Participants: 10

Conservation of Wall-Paintings and Architectural Surfaces
On-site seminar, Southern Portugal
1 - 5 October 2001

    Details of this course are not yet available--please get in
    touch with IAP for further details.
    Tutor : Jose Pestana, Mural da Historia, Lisbon

Chemistry for Conservators Correspondence Course
September to December 2001

    A four month course which provides an introduction to chemistry
    and the chemical processes which form the basis of many of the
    practices and techniques used in conservation, This is an
    introductory course for those, with little or no knowledge of
    chemistry, already working on conservation or about to embark on
    studies in the conservation of cultural property.

    Further details on request
    Price : UKP575 / $950

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:48
                 Distributed: Thursday, March 22, 2001
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Received on Tuesday, 27 February, 2001

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