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Courses at West Dean College

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell>
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2007
West Dean College Conservation Courses

A wide choice of primary training is available in this country in
aspects of object care.  However, there are relatively few
opportunities for conservation professionals to find specialist
training in traditional skills and enhance their knowledge of
materials and techniques. West Dean College has developed a series
of short courses aimed at meeting this training need.

Preventive Conservation
November 2007
Course Leader: Linda Bullock
Principal Tutor: Helen Lloyd

    Participants may be craftsmen, conservators, art historians and
    those with an interest in historic interiors.  They may be
    junior conservators, or more experienced conservators who need
    to develop their range of skills.

    This course will equip participants with the current knowledge
    of factors which affect the integrity of materials in
    collections, how to assess and prioritise those risks and
    develop ways to mitigate them appropriate to the collections and
    available resources.  The topics covered will include monitoring
    and control of the environment, light and lighting, gaseous and
    particulate pollutants, biological agents (mould and pests) and
    the mechanical damage resulting from handling, routine cleaning
    and the visitors themselves. The course will include plenty of
    hands-on practical sessions with the latest equipment and
    opportunities to exchange ideas and experience.

    Non-residential course fee:  UKP315

    Fully inclusive residential course fee:  From 435

An Introduction to the Conservation of Transport and Industrial
February 2008
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

    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:  UKP530

    Fully inclusive residential course fee:  From UKP730

For further information on all the courses, please contact

    Liz Campbell
    West Dean College
    +44 1243 818219
    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 21:26
                 Distributed: Sunday, October 14, 2007
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Received on Thursday, 11 October, 2007

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