Conservation DistList Archives [Date] [Subject] [Author] [SEARCH]

Subject: Course on chemistry for conservators

Course on chemistry for conservators

From: Mireia Xarrie <mireia>
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Chemistry for Art Conservators
Mar 29-Apr 2, 2005

This chemistry course has been taught  at Yale University and the
National Archives of Canada,  at Johns Hopkins University in
Baltimore in the Society of Archivists, in the Bodleian Library  at
Oxford, England.

The course is of five days duration divided each topic into two
parts: first a teaching session, followed by practical laboratory
work to back it up and consolidate.

Morning theory, afternoon practical work in laboratory.

Day 1

    Morning: Introduction, the Molecular View of Materials
    Afternoon: Chemistry and Materials, Understanding Energy, Light
    and Environment

Day 2

    Morning: Cleaning and Organic Solvents
    Afternoon: Polymers, Adhesives and Consolidants

Day 3

    Morning: Degradation and Corrosion
    Afternoon: Catalysts and Rates of Reaction

Day 4

    Morning: Molarity, Acids and Bases
    Afternoon: Deacidification and Alkaline Reserve in Paper

Day 5

    Morning: Skin Materials and Tannins
    Afternoon: Materials Testing and Analysis, Question Session

The teacher: David Dorning book conservator qualified in chemistry.

Participants:  15, conservators, art historians, curators.

Price: 500 Euros ( or the equivalent amount in US dollars). All
materials included.

Language: English/Spanish. Enrolment by e.mail. Payment the first
day of the course.

Further information:

    Mireia Xarrie
    c.escoles pies 76
    pral 1
    Barcelona 08017
    +34 93 4171347
    Fax: +34 93 2123715
    info [at] balaam__art__com

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:7
                  Distributed: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
                        Message Id: cdl-18-7-007
Received on Wednesday, 7 July, 2004

[Search all CoOL documents]