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Courses at West Dean College

From: Isabel Thurston <isabel.thurston>
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Conservation Courses at West Dean College
Spring 2002

27 January-1 February
The Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics

    In collaboration with the Department of Archaeology, University
    of Southampton

    Course Leader: Pat Jackson, Lecturer in Ceramics Conservation,
    formerly of the British Museum and the Institute of Archaeology.

    A comprehensive, workshop-based course for those involved in or
    intending to work in the care, interpretation and treatment of
    excavated ceramics. The course is run annually for students on
    the in-house Postgraduate Ceramic Conservation Diploma programme,
    and we are able to offer places to outside participants.

    Fully-residential course fee UKP495. A limited number of
    bursaries are available, please apply early.

February 5-8
Conservation Plans and Recording for Repair

    Course Leader:  Kate Clark, Head of Environmental Management at
    English Heritage, former Head of the Historic Analysis and
    Research Team, former lecturer in industrial archaeology and
    Monuments Manager for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust; she has
    provided training on the Conservation Plan process to a wide
    range of heritage groups.

    Principal Tutor:  Paul Bryan, Team leader and Photogrammetric
    Survey Manager of English Heritage Metric Survey section. Other
    contributors from English Heritage.

    A course for those responsible for managing repair projects in
    historic buildings, providing insight into the conservation plan
    process and practice in compiling plans at an appropriate level.
    Various techniques of building investigation and recording are
    explored. A range of survey equipment will be available to try
    out, demonstrating how the knowledge obtained can be used to
    feed into the conservation plan, inform the repair and be logged
    for the record. Training for all conservation professionals, not
    only those dealing with top-grade buildings.

    Fully inclusive residential fee UKP495
    Non-residential fee UKP390

March 12-15
Conservation and Repair of Masonry Ruins

    Course Leader:  John Ashurst, former Principal Architect with
    English Heritage, former Professor of Building Conservation at
    Bournemouth University and joint author of the seminal book
    series Practical Building Conservation, Architectural Consultant
    in Historic Building Repair and Construction.

    Principal Tutor: Colin Burns, a Master Mason, former English
    Heritage Senior Training Officer at Fort Brockhurst Building
    Conservation Training Centre, with extensive practical
    experience of the conservation of historic masonry.

    Primarily designed for those concerned with the conservation of
    ruined structures, although the principles and skills are also
    applicable to roofed buildings.  Assessment of the structural
    and surface condition of masonry walls, identification of
    traditional materials, fault diagnosis, removal and control of
    organic growth, consolidation and treatment of wall tops,
    specification of mortars and grouts and the preparation and
    placing of mortar.

    Fully inclusive residential fee UKP495
    Non-residential fee UKP390

March 17-22
Art and Object Handling
in collaboration with The National Portrait Gallery

    Course Leaders:  Bruce McAllister, Consultant in Art Handling
        and Museum Design
    Mani Bermejo, Senior Art Handler, The National Portrait Gallery

    This course offers participants guidance in best practice, and
    demonstrates the variety of technical methods use in museums,
    galleries and historic houses.  The course will include a
    training day on transport and packing, a day on hanging and
    exhibition work in a gallery mock-up, and a day in the rooms of
    West Dean House looking at the handling requirements of a range
    of objects.

For full details on the all the above courses please contact the

    Isabel Thurston
    +44 1243 818294
    <isabel.thurston [at] westdean__org__uk>

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