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Subject: Workshop on 19th century architectural finishes

Workshop on 19th century architectural finishes

From: Jamie Donahoe <jmdonahoe>
Date: Friday, May 4, 2007
Hands-on Workshop
19th Century Architectural Finishes

Join Heritage Conservation Network and the Virginia City Institute
for Preservation Research and Technology in Virginia City, Montana
for a one-week investigation of finishes used in the 19th century
mining town. The workshop, to be held July 9-13, 2007, is open to
anyone interested in historic interior and exterior finish

Virginia City has some outstanding examples of high style finishes
rarely seen among the typically hastily built structures of western
mining towns. Workshop participants will explore the properties and
characteristics of historic interior and exterior finish materials,
including lime-based coatings, paints, varnishes and decorative
treatments. Basic field analysis, encapsulation, exposure and
documentation methodology will also be covered. Hands-on
investigatory work will be done at several project sites within the
Virginia City National Historic Landmark District. Instruction on
proper preparation and finishing techniques will enable participants
to engage various media and develop an understanding of materials
and techniques. Jeff MacDonald, head of the Institute, will lead the
workshop. The fee for the workshop is $425, which includes
instruction, materials and insurance. Lodging and transportation to
Virginia City are not included.

Complete workshop details and online registration are available from
<URL:>. HCN offers a variety of
opportunities to gain hands-on building conservation experience; see
their website for more information on 2007 and 2008 workshops or
contact them at 303-444 0128

Heritage Conservation Network is a non-profit organization dedicated
to the conservation of architectural heritage around the world. HCN
produces an annual series of hands-on building conservation
workshops in association with local preservation partners in order
to further the sites' preservation and provide an educational
experience for participants.

Ms. Jamie Donahoe
Heritage Conservation Network
International Hands-on Workshops for Architectural and Site
1557 North Street
Boulder, Colorado 80304 USA

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, May 10, 2007
                        Message Id: cdl-21-3-015
Received on Friday, 4 May, 2007

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