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Subject: Course on conservation of wallcoverings

Course on conservation of wallcoverings

From: Kathy Stayt <kathy.stayt>
Date: Friday, March 30, 2001
West Dean College
The Edward James Foundation
The Care and Conservation of Wallcoverings
June 17-22, 2001

Course Leader: Allyson McDermott, conservator and consultant,
Director of Conservation Studio, Battery House, Petworth.

Tutors include: Anthony Wells-Cole, Senior Curator, Temple Newsam
House; Christine Woods, Curator; Whitworth Art Gallery and David
Dorning, Conservation Science Tutor, West Dean College.

A course intended for practising professionals responsible for the
care and conservation of wall coverings, for example, planning
officers, architects and conservation officers, curators and
conservators.  The intention is to provide a stimulating event that
will concentrate on the common issues relating to wall coverings
such as printed, painted and stencilled wallpapers, Lincrusta,
Anyglypta, Linoleum, decorative fabrics and leather. It will not
include wall hangings such as tapestries, drapes, screens or wall
paintings.  The programme covers: historical background/survey of
wall coverings, technology of production and fabrication,
identification of the support and surface coatings by simple
practical and chemical tests, examination using polarised light
microscopy, recording, monitoring, diagnosis and treatment options
from cleaning to repair.  The course will include a mixture of
lectures, case studies and specialist visits to the Royal Pavilion
at Brighton and Petworth House, with a good proportion of time spent
on demonstrations and practical exercises.

Course fee: UKP445    Fully inclusive residential fee: UKP595

A number of bursaries are available please enquire.

Full details may be obtained from:

    Isabel Thurston
    West Dean College,
    West Dean, Chichester, PO18 0QZ, England
    +44 1243 818294
    +44 1243 811301
    Fax: +44 1243 811343
    isabel.thurston [at] westdean__org__uk
    Charity reg. number 306372

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