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Subject: Training opportunity

Training opportunity

From: Chris Woods <c.s.woods>
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2001
The Society of Archivists Conservation Board of Studies is pleased
to announce that it is able to offer training placements as single
modules to conservators wishing to learn any of the following
archive conservation subjects:

    Introduction to Archive Conservation
    Conservation of Paper Archives
    Conservation of Parchment
    Conservation of Maps and Plans
    Conservation of Seals
    Archive Bookbinding and Book Conservation

The training placements vary in length depending upon the subject
and may be adjusted according to the existing knowledge and
experience of trainees. The range is from 2 weeks to 8 weeks.
Training takes place under a Society Certificated Instructor at an
Approved Instructing Office, usually a local government record

The cost of training placements is UKP 250 per placement enrolment
fee plus UKP 50 per week to cover equipment and materials used at
the instructing office.  Accommodation is not provided.

The training is one-to-one teaching about archive materials, their
context and use in archive offices, their preservation needs and
modern methods of conservation treatment.  Trainees learn to
evaluate conservation problems, identify and describe conservation
strategies, implement remedial treatments and safe handling and
protective preservation methods.

The courses are offered both as short internship placements for
recently trained conservators seeking specialist training, and as an
opportunity for experienced conservators to develop a new area of
related expertise or as a refresher.

In addition, the Board continues to offer a biannual week of
lectures on archive conservation and a biannual conservation
chemistry residential course.  The full Conservation Training
Scheme, involving all the courses described, leading to the Society
of Archivists Certificate in Archive Conservation is also still

If you would like to know more about the availability of these
training placements or the Certificate course, please contact

    Rosemary Hamilton
    Course Registrar
    rosemary.hamilton.occ [at] dial__pipex__com

If you would like to know more about the modernisation of the
Society of Archivists training scheme, its new assessment standards
and educational objectives, please contact

    Chris Woods
    Chairman of the Board of Studies
    c.s.woods [at] dorset-cc__gov__uk

I will be away until 11 September, 2001

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