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Subject: Online course on examination of transparent coatings

Online course on examination of transparent coatings

From: Angela Weyer <weyer>
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2007
New online course for wooden objects conservators:
The Examination of Transparent Coatings on Furniture and Wooden
by Prof. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl, Julia Schultz M.A. and Merle
Stratling M.A.
8 October, 2007 - 16 December 2007

Fee: 98,- Euro

Sponsored by the EU

This course emphasizes a practical approach to coatings examination,
from overall inspection techniques to spot analysis: It covers
observation with visible and ultraviolet light, Solubility tests,
examination of cross-sections, microchemical tests as well as
histochemical staining methods. Useful tips are provided for the use
of specific equipment and facilities. Health and safety issues are
also addressed.

In addition, the course conveys fundamental information about the
primary materials used in different types of coatings, their
chemical and physical properties, as well as factors influencing
deterioration and surface phenomena.

During the term of the course, a diploma conservator of the
Hornemann Institute is available to all participants via phone or
e-mail. Course oversight is provided by Prof. Dr. Gerdi
Maierbacher-Legl. The language of instruction is German.


Further Online Courses of the Hornemann Institute, part of the
University of Applied Studies and Arts in Hildesheim (Germany):

    Microbiological Infestation of Cultural Heritage (in English)
    Photography for Conservation Documentation (in German)
    Deterioration of Cultural Heritage by Salts (in German)
    Conservation Theories and Methods from the mid-20th century to
    the Present (in German)

Dr. Angela Weyer
University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Faculty of Conservation
Hornemann Institute
Kardinal-Bertram-Strasse 36
D - 31134 Hildesheim
+49 5121 408179
Fax: +49 5121 408185

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Received on Wednesday, 26 September, 2007

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