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Subject: Course on conservation of gilded ornament

Course on conservation of gilded ornament

From: Isabel Thurston <isabel.thurston>
Date: Friday, June 14, 2002
The Conservation and Restoration of Gilded Ornament
West Dean College
September 22-25, 2002

Course Leaders: Christine Powell, V&A Museum and Judy Wetherall,
private sector conservator and lecturer

The course will concentrate on gilded surfaces found on period
furniture, interior architecture and traditional gilded frames. It
will explore practical application, history and techniques of gilded
ornament and to review current conservation practice.

Lectures and case histories will include:

    *   development of gilding techniques
    *   discussion of diagnostic techniques and appropriate
    *   conservation techniques, including materials.

Specialist techniques such as composition, papier mache and carved
wood ornament, pastiglia, intaglio, gesso cutting and texturing,
press brokaat, sgraffito, gilded and slivered finishes, lustre work,
coatings, ageing and toning will be discussed.  There will be
hands-on sessions and opportunities for practical experiment with
cleaning techniques, consolidation etc.

Applicants should have previous gilding experience.

For full details including price, and an application form, please

    Isabel Thurston
    Co-ordinator, Short Conservation Courses
    West Dean College
    The Edward James Foundation
    West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ, England
    +44 1243 811301
    Fax: +44 1243 811342
    isabel.thurston [at] westdean__org__uk

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