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Courses at West Dean College

From: Isabel Thurston <isabel.thurston>
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2002
Conservation and Repair of Architectural Metalwork
November 5-8, 2002
Course Leader: Bill Martin, English Heritage
Principal Tutors: Geoffrey Wallis, Robert Turner

    This course deals with both structural metalwork and purely
    decorative features and statuary.  Non-ferrous as well as
    ferrous metals are covered. It includes condition assessments
    and analyses, as well as guidance on remedial techniques,
    specifications and selected repair methods.  Latest developments
    in the techniques of cleaning using lasers are demonstrated,
    along with the use of cathodic protection as a remedial solution
    to rusting cramps.  Leading practitioners will demonstrate
    repair techniques. Fully inclusive residential fee UKP515
    Non-residential fee UKP410

The Conservation of Ship Models
November 10-13, 2002
Course Leader: Hazel Newey, Head of Conservation, The Science Museum
Principal Tutor: Steve Conway

    This unusual and much-needed course is designed to enhance the
    training of those with a responsibility for maritime
    collections--whether curators, collectors or object
    conservators. Against the historical background of ship models,
    participants will look at the technology and materials used
    making them. The course will focus on recognition of
    conservation problems and approaches to treatment. Included will
    be a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards to examine a wide
    range of model types, and range of contributions from specialist
    conservators. Fee to be confirmed.

Block Printing for Wallpapers
December 8-11, 2002
Course Leader: Allyson Mcdermott, Allyson McDermott Conservation
Studios, Petworth House

    Following Allyson McDermott's extremely successful course at
    West Dean last year, this workshop is designed to improve
    understanding of how historical wall coverings were made, and
    introduce the practice of block printing. Materials and
    techniques will be examined, with a mix of theory and practical
    work. Fee to be confirmed.

For full details and booking information for the above courses,
please contact

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

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