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Courses from International Academic Projects

From: James Black <info>
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2002
We are pleased to announce that IAP
<URL:> will be running the
following courses at The University of Durham, UK this summer.  The
courses, taught by 2 well known specialists and authors in the
field, are targeted at those persons in conservation, forensic
science etc who need to identify fibres of woods or plants.

Identification of Woods
July 29-August 2, 2002
Tutors : Dorothy Catling and Rowena Gale
Price : $655.00

    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 tree roots,
    modern timbers, 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.

Identification of Plant Fibres
August 5-7, 2002
Dorothy Catling
Price : $485.00

    Introductory work will consider the identification of plant
    materials by the evaluation of their microscopical
    characteristics and the structure of plants from which fibres
    are obtained. Techniques used to prepare fibre samples will be
    practised. Methods for the identification of raw fibre and
    fibres in artefacts will be developed. The course is suitable
    for conservators in art and archaeology, for those studying
    textiles or artists' canvases and for forensic scientists.

Further details and enrolment from :

    James Black
    International Academic Projects
    6 Fitzroy Square
    London W1T 5HJ
    +44 207 380 0800
    Fax: +44 207 380 0500
    jb [at] academicprojects__co__uk

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:70
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Received on Sunday, 14 April, 2002

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