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Subject: Course on weave structures

Course on weave structures

From: Susan Mathisen <sam6>
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2002
A Practical Approach to Looking at Weave Structures
Instructor: Milton Sonday
New York University
August 5-9, 2002
10 am - 5 pm

Application Deadline: June 21, 2002

This seminar will provide the textile conservator with a practical
approach to describing, recording, and analyzing woven fabrics.
Microscopes and a projection system will be available to study and
discuss a variety of fabrics that represent major categories of
weaving techniques. The aim is to present approaches to looking at
and recording fabrics and provide an outline for continued studies.
The format of the seminar will be flexible and not a strictly
structured lecture style course. Students should come prepared to
ask questions and participate in discussions.

Some prior knowledge of woven structures or weaving techniques is
required and access to a collection to reinforce future study is
desirable. Basic supplies will be provided.

Milton Sonday is an internationally renowned textile historian.
Formerly the Senior Researcher and Curator at the Cooper-Hewitt
National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, he has introduced
numerous conservators to the simple and complex structures of
textiles. He is the author of many articles and has lectured
extensively on the analysis of historic textile structures.

Registration: Early application is recommended to insure a place, as
enrollment is limited to 10-12 participants per class. Late
applications will be accepted if space allows.

Tuition: A deposit of $100 is required to reserve a place; payment
of the balance is due on the first day of the class. Meals, housing,
and minor travel costs associated with field trips are not included
in tuition fees. Deposits will be refunded in full if a course is
canceled. Notification of cancellation will be made no later than
four weeks prior to the seminar date.

Partial financial assistance is available for qualified applicants who would
otherwise be unable to take the course. To apply for financial aid, please
include with your application a statement of financial need and, where
appropriate, a letter from your organization endorsing your request.

Participants are responsible for their own travel and housing
arrangements. Recommendations for moderately priced accommodations
will be included with the information packet, upon acceptance.

All courses are non-credit; no technical background is required. A
letter certifying course completion will be provided upon request.
Course personnel are subject to change without notice. The
Conservation Center reserves the right to cancel a seminar if
enrollment is insufficient.

For an application, contact the

    Conservation Center
    <conservation.program [at] nyu__edu>

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Received on Tuesday, 28 May, 2002

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