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Courses at West Dean College

From: Isabel Thurston <isabel.thurston>
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Professional Conservators in Practice courses at West Dean College,
near Chichester, West Sussex

Conservation Skills: Edge-Tool Sharpening
9-12 November 2004

    The Edge Tool Sharpening course provides students with the
    skills to produce high quality edges on knives, chisels, plane
    and plough blades. Students are encouraged to bring their own
    tools for sharpening and will use a variety of abrasives
    including diamond stones, Japanese water stones and powered
    grindstones. We will spend extensive time on the bench to
    produce a variety of blades in Japanese Shiro Gami, and at the
    forge using carbon steel. The course also includes information
    on steel quality and heat treatment. This is a professional
    course for all conservators who use knives, blades and
    woodworking hand tools.

    Course Leader: Bernard Allen
    Residential fee: UKP420

Conservation of Hinterglasmalerei
7-10 December 2004

    Reverse-painted glass paintings are generally known by the
    German term Hinterglasmalerei. This course gives the chance to
    learn about the history and technology of this art form and give
    an understanding of the deterioration and
    conservation/restoration of reverse-painted glass. Each
    participant will create a reverse painting on glass using
    traditional methods, the objects made will then be damaged in
    order to test conservation materials and techniques.
    Participants are encouraged to bring their own study objects or
    fragments for discussion.

    Course Leader: Simone Bretz
    Residential fee UKP420

For full information on these courses please contact

    Isabel Thurston:
    +44 1243 818319
    +44 1243 818294
    +44 1243 811301
    isabel.thurston [at] westdean__org__uk

Isabel Thurston

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:8
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