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Subject: Course on conservation of archaeological ceramics

Course on conservation of archaeological ceramics

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell>
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2002
The Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
9-14 February 2003

This annual course forms part of the Postgraduate Ceramic
Conservation Diploma programme. The aim of this module is to bring
together those involved in or intending to work in the care,
interpretation and treatment of excavated ceramics and to provide
practical experience for conservators who wish to learn new
techniques or re-establish skills in an archaeological context.

Although primarily a workshop-based practical course, we have
adopted a comprehensive approach to conservation that will comprise
presentations from specialists and practitioners including a ceramic
specialist, conservation scientist, archaeologist and ceramic
conservators. The sharing of the concerns and priorities of those
concerned will facilitate decision-making in the preservation of
archaeological ceramics. The information will be communicated
through a series of demonstrations, lectures, conservation case
histories and practical sessions on examination, cleaning, bonding,
gap-filling and retouching.

Participants will also have the opportunity to make and fire a
simple pot at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum and visit the
Archaeological Unit, Southampton or Southampton University to study
archaeological ceramics in a specialised post-excavation unit.

Fully inclusive residential fee UKP675
Non-residential fee UKP500.

Liz Campbell for Isabel Thurston
The Edward James Foundation
West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ, England.
+440 1243 811301
Fax: +440 1243 811342

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