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Courses at West Dean College

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell<-a>
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
West Dean College
Professional Conservators in Practice Courses

An Introduction to the Conservation of Transport Collections
February 2006

    The five-day programme will comprise a series of demonstrations,
    lectures and practical sessions, making use of case studies and
    with comprehensive handouts provided for participants.  The
    workshop will concentrate on the role of the conservator and
    approaches to conserving the many different materials
    encountered in transport and technology collections,
    preventative conservation, handling, storage and display and on
    environmental monitoring and control.  The final day will
    include sessions on accessing information on conservation.

Art and Object Handling
March 2006

    The course is designed to offer participants guidance and
    practice in established methods for the handling, packing,
    storage and display of paintings and sculpture.  After touching
    on the principles of art handling, health and safety and manual
    lifting, the first day will be devoted to transport and packing
    by Momart Ltd.  The second day to picture handling, hanger
    fitting and storage, and finally display in a gallery mock up,
    and the third day to work at West Dean College.  Day four will
    concentrate on sculpture.

The Conservation of Leather
April 2006

    Although leather is found in association with a wide range of
    objects, this course will concentrate on where it is
    traditionally used on period furniture, as interior decoration,
    upholstery and wallcoverings as well as library materials. The
    course is designed both to explore history, techniques and the
    use of leather and to review current practice in its
    conservation. The format of the course includes demonstrations,
    practical sessions, lectures and case histories and it will be
    presented by two leading practitioners both working and teaching
    in this specialist area. "

For further information, please contact Liz Campbell
<bcm<-a t->westdean< . >org< . >uk>, the Conservation Short Courses Administrator.

Liz Campbell
Conservation Short Courses Administrator
West Dean College
West Dean
West Sussex PO18 0QZ
+44 1243 818219
Fax: +44 1243 811343

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