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Courses at West Dean College

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell>
Date: Monday, February 5, 2007
West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex., England.

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:  From UKP570.

Conservation of Leather
PC6705-23-26 April 2007
Course Leaders:  Aline Angus and Roy Thomson

    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.

    Non-residential course fee:  UKP315

    Fully inclusive residential course fee:  From UKP435.

The Historic Interior: Commissioning and Managing Conservation
BC2D19-14-16 May 2007
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.

Conservation of Plastics
PC6707-2-5 July 2007
Course Leader:  Thea van Oosten

    Plastics can be found in ethnographical and textile collections
    imitating precious materials like ivory, tortoiseshell and
    amber, in modern art collections of three-dimensional
    non-traditional art, in collections of household goods and in
    collections of scientific equipment.  Plastics can be found in
    every museum collection and this will increase in the future.
    How do we deal with plastic and plastic objects in collections?
    Can we identify plastics or different types of plastic, as this
    is a relatively new material? There are guidelines for the
    passive conservation of plastics, but the active conservation of
    plastics still has to be developed. The aim of the course is to
    acquaint conservators, conservation scientists and restorers
    with the current state of knowledge regarding identification,
    degradation and conservation of plastics as used in our cultural

    Non-residential course fee:  UKP315

    Fully inclusive residential course fee:  From UKP435.

For further information on all the courses please contact

    Liz Campbell
    West Dean College
    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 20:38
                Distributed: Wednesday, February 7, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-20-38-017
Received on Monday, 5 February, 2007

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