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Courses at West Dean College

From: Isabel Thurston <isabel.thurston<-a>
Date: Monday, January 17, 2005
Short Professional Conservation Courses at
West Dean College, near Chichester
April-June 2005

Professional Conservators in Practice

    26-29 April 2005
    The Conservation of Ship Models
    Course Leaders: Hazel Newey and Steve Conway

        Designed for those working with maritime collections, the
        course provides an opportunity for intensive study in this
        specialized area.

        Fully residential fee: UKP420

    10-13 May 2005
    Conservation Skills: Fibre Identification Course
    Leader: Jennifer Barnett (International Historical Textiles

        This course trains participants in the examination of the
        most important natural and synthetic fibres found in
        textiles: cotton, linen, jute, hemp, silk, hair/wool,
        viscose, acetate, polyester, nylon and acrylic. While the
        emphasis is on practical work, essential theory will also be
        covered. The setting of West Dean College in extensive
        gardens gives the chance to see living fibre in plants and
        there will also be the opportunity to see and study raw
        fibres 'on the hoof'.

        Fully residential fee: UKP420

    7-10 June 2005
    The Conservation of Leather
    Course Leaders: Roy Thomson and Aline Angus (Leather
    Conservation Centre)

        Concentrating on where leather is used on period furniture,
        upholstery and wallcoverings and in interiors, as well as
        library materials, the course explores the history and use
        of leather and also reviews current conservation practice.
        There are plenty of demonstrations and practical sessions as
        well as lectures by two leading practitioners.

        Fully residential fee: UKP420

    For full information including non-residential fees please

        Isabel Thurston
        +44 1243 818319
        isabel.thurston<-a t->westdean< . >org< . >uk

Building Conservation Masterclasses
A collaboration in specialist training between West Dean College,
English Heritage and The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.

    18-20 April 2005
    The Historic Interior: Commissioning and Managing Conservation
    Course leader: Helen Hughes

        This course is designed for project conservators, property
        managers, curators, conservation officers and conservation
        architects who wish to undertake or commission research in
        historic interiors. Different methods of analysis commonly
        undertaken as part of such research are outlined, with
        reference to case studies. Monitoring and the use of
        findings will be fully covered.

    16-19 May 2005
    Conservation and Repair of Plasters and Renders
    Course leader: John Ashurst
    Tutors: Colin Burns and Tony Mannion

    For full information please contact

        Liz Campbell
        +44 1243 818219
        liz.campbell<-a t->westdean< . >org< . >uk

Isabel Thurston

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:33
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