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Courses at West Dean College

From: Isabel Thurston <isabel.thurston>
Date: Monday, May 17, 2004
Professional Conservators in Practice courses at West Dean College,
near Chichester, West Sussex
September-October 2004

Conservation Skills: Polychromed and Gilded Surfaces
September 4-17, 2004

    This practical course is designed for those with experience of
    gilding who wish to extend their understanding of particular
    making techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to
    create samples of decoration including press brokaat, pastiglia,
    lustrework and sgraffito. The techniques for cutting, casting,
    gilding and glazing, egg tempera, gesso and raised work, punch
    work and cabouchons are all demonstrated. The course will
    explore these combinations of precious metals and paint finishes
    and provide an opportunity to discuss and compare options for
    conservation. Participants may be painting or objects
    conservators, or gilding specialists, who have little
    opportunity to study traditional techniques and practice as they
    were done originally.

    Course Leader: Judith Wetherall, private sector conservator and

    Residential fee UKP420, includes accommodation and all meals in
    historic West Dean House

Conservation Skills: Papermaking
October 26-29, 2004

    The Papermaking course explores the development of handmade
    papermaking techniques from earliest times, largely through the
    practical experience of making paper by hand. The course
    involves selection of cotton, linen and rope fibre, beating in
    the College's Hollander, sheet forming by hand, and sizing the
    finished papers. The emphasis is on understanding the
    papermaking process, and identifying the characteristics and
    behaviour of handmade paper on its own and in conjunction with
    other materials Participants may be paper conservators,
    bookbinders or object conservators wishing to improve their
    skills and understanding of the history, technology and
    conservation of paper.

    Course Leader:  Chris Laver Gibbs, professional paper maker

    Residential fee UKP420, includes accommodation and all meals in
    historic West Dean House

For full information on courses listed please contact the

    Conservation Studies office
    +44 1243 818294
    isabel.thurston [at] westdean__org__uk or
    pat.jackson [at] westdean__org__uk

Isabel Thurston
The Edward James Foundation
West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ, England
+44 1243 811301
Fax: +44 1243 811342

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