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Courses at West Dean College

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell>
Date: Monday, September 18, 2006
Sharpening Edge Tools
6-9 November 2006
Course Leader:  Bernard Allen

    This is a professional course for all conservators using knives,
    blades and woodworking hand tools. Starting with the metallurgy
    of carbon steels, through to the best technique for sharpening
    both by hand and machine.  During the course conservators can
    make a blade in Japanese carbon steel encompassing forging,
    hardening and tempering. All types and method of abrasives from
    Japanese stone to diamond stones, pastes and ceramics. This is a
    practical course designed to lift existing hand skills to a high
    professional level and offer the opportunity to learn the latest
    techniques and use a wide variety of machines available for

    Non-residential course fee:  UKP315
    Fully inclusive course fee:  From UKP435

The Historic Interior:  Commissioning and Managing Conservation
December 2006  Course Leader:  Helen Hughes

    Primarily designed as a course for project conservators,
    property managers, curators, historic building inspectors,
    conservation officers and conservation architects who wish to
    undertake or commission research in historic interiors to gain
    an understanding of their development.  The course will outline
    the different methods of analysis commonly undertaken as part of
    the investigation of historic interiors with reference to
    completed case studies. Mechanisms for monitoring research
    programmes and the effective utilisation of research findings to
    formulate conservation/representation options will be
    considered. During the course delegates will be set short
    assignments and asked to prepare research strategies and devise
    representation programmes, based on given documentation.

    Non-residential course fee:  UKP410
    Fully inclusive course fee:  From UKP530

For further information on both courses please contact

    Liz Campbell
    West Dean College
    bcm [at] westdean__org__uk
    liz.campbell [at] westdean__org__uk

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

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Received on Monday, 18 September, 2006

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