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Courses at West Dean College

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell>
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2006
The Conservation of Transport and Industrial Collections
PC6703-18-23 February 2007
Course Leader:  Chris Knapp

    The course will deliver the fundamental information needed to
    understand the role and the approach of the conservator involved
    in the care of a transport or technology collection and to
    extend their knowledge of conservation principles and
    techniques.  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.

    Non-residential course fee:  UKP500.
    Fully inclusive residential course fee:  From UKP700.

Conservation and Repair of Architectural Metalwork
BC3D96-5-8 March 2007
Course Leader:  Geoffrey Wallis

    This course deals with both structural metalwork and purely
    decorative features and statuary.  Non-ferrous as well as
    ferrous metals are covered.  It includes condition assessments
    and analyses, as well as guidance on remedial techniques,
    specifications and selected repair methods.  Latest developments
    in the techniques of cleaning using lasers are discussed, along
    with the use of cathodic protection as a remedial solution to
    rusting cramps.  Leading practitioners will demonstrate repair

    The course covers history of manufacture and use of iron,
    corrosion science, the latest developments in cathodic
    protection, the science of electrotype forming, surface
    preparation and painting and a unique 'hands-on' opportunity in
    the Forge.

    Students also have the opportunity to try 'needle-gunning', arc
    welding and flame-cutting.

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

Art and Object Handling
PC6704-26-30 March 2007
Course Leaders:  Bruce McAllister and Tim Smare

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

    Non-residential course fee:  UKP410.
    Fully inclusive residential course fee:  UKP570.

For further information on both courses please contact
Liz Campbell <bcm [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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:26
                 Distributed: Monday, November 13, 2006
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Received on Wednesday, 8 November, 2006

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