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Course on conservation of outdoor metal sculpture

From: Valentin Boissonnas <v.boissonnas>
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Conservation of outdoor metal sculpture
Summer course at the Haute Ecole d'Arts Appliques of La
Chaux-de-Fonds, filiere HES-CRAE, Switzerland
July 8-12, and July 15-19, 2002

This course is designed for conservators who wish to increase their
knowledge of the conservation of outdoor metal sculpture. The course
gives a technical and historical background of outdoor statuary, as
well as the most recent developments in the conservation of these
monuments. All materials used in outdoor sculpture are addressed :
bronze, cast iron, steel, zinc, lead and aluminium. Logistic and
administrative issues are equally discussed.

The lectures are illustrated with examples in the city of La
Chaux-de-Fonds, as well as with two visits to a local bell foundry
and a visit to the storage facilities of the Museum of Fine Arts.
The first week is dedicated to the more theoretical aspects, whereas
during the second week the participants will document and work on a
selected group of sculptures.

Antoine Amarger, who has been active in the field of outdoor
sculpture conservation for many years, will lead through most of
this course. The course language is French.

Course fee: 950.- SFr
SKR-SCR Members: 850.- SFr

Organization and further information :

    Valentin Boissonnas
    Haute ecole d'arts appliques
    Rue de la Paix 60
    CH-2301 La Chaux-de-Fonds
    v.boissonnas [at] heaa-ne__ch

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