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Course on conservation of wax objects

From: Kathy Stayt <kathy.stayt>
Date: Friday, April 6, 2001
The Conservation of Wax and Wax Objects
West Dean College
The Edward James Foundation
May 13-18, 2001

There are still one or two places available on this specialist
course, part of the Professionals Conservators in Practice series,
supported by The Radcliffe Trust.

Course Leaders: Valerie Kaufmann, Director and Senior Restorer,
Plowden and Smith Ltd; Chris Woods, Senior Archive Conservator,
Dorset Record Office, Chair of U.K.I.C.

Tutors include: Raymond White, Principal Scientific Officer,
National Gallery; Vicky Purewal, Conservator, National Museum of
Wales and Professor Paul Harvey, Meritus Professor, Durham

Designed for conservators wishing to develop a greater understanding
of issues involved in the treatment of waxes, this course provides
an understanding of wax objects from a technological, structural and
historical perspective. It demonstrates methods used to
conserve/restore wax, whether found as a coating, a work of art, a
seal, or an anatomical model.  Participants make a seal copy, colour
waxes and sheet wax.  Conservation practice includes cleaning art
objects and seals, simple repair of broken objects and infills.
Practitioners in this very specialised field provide the teaching
and there is a study visit to the Royal Library, Windsor Castle.

Course fee: UKP595  Stirling
Fully inclusive residential fee: UKP445   Stirling

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

Kathy Stayt
Marketing: West Dean College


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