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Courses at West Dean College

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell<-a>
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Continuing Professional Development - Professional Conservators in
West Dean College
Chichester, West Sussex, England

Conservation Upholstery - Minimally Intrusive Techniques
PC7805-10-13 March 2008

Course Leader:  Mike Podmaniczky, Programme Tutor, Conservation of
Furniture, West Dean College

    The art of reapplying upholstery to an historic furniture frame
    in a minimally intrusive and retreatable fashion requires both
    the creative mechanical and design skills of the objects
    conservator, as well as the traditional tradecraft of the
    upholsterer.  If the conservator is not fully developed in both,
    a team approach, where the eye and skills of the commercial
    practitioner are drawn upon to complement those of the
    conservator, has been shown to be a very effective approach.

    This workshop will present the range of materials and techniques
    that are used today in minimally intrusive upholstery systems to
    reduce further damage to historic furniture, while producing
    both the proper look and desired function for exhibition or
    private use.

    The tutors will demonstrate the team approach required by this
    demanding branch of conservation.  Case studies will be
    presented in a seminar structure, and prepared demonstrations
    and didactic models will also be used. Participants will design,
    jointly critique and execute the techniques discussed with
    materials provided with the course.  If they wish, they may
    bring their own furniture to work on.

    Cost: Non-residential course fee: UKP330, Fully inclusive
    residential course fee from UKP450.

Metalworking for Conservators Part I
PC7807-24-27 April 2008

Course Leader:  Jon Privett, Programme Leader, Conservation of
Metalwork, West Dean College

    Based around the strengths of the West Dean Graduate, Post
    Graduate and Masters Courses in Metalwork Conservation this
    first in a series of four PCIP courses aims to offer
    professional conservators and recent graduates in conservation
    the opportunity to study metalworking manufacturing technologies
    and techniques used in the production of the types of historical
    metalwork objects  treated in conservation departments.

    Part one introduces soft and hard soldering techniques on
    ferrous and non ferrous metals. Participants will employ a range
    of metalworking techniques, to produce a test piece and mount
    which provides a working insight into the skill and ingenuity of
    the makers and designers of historic metalwork.

    Cost:  Non-residential course fee:  UKP330, Fully inclusive
    residential course fee from UKP450.

For further information please contact

    Liz Campbell
    West Dean College
    +44 1243 818219
    bcm<-a t->westdean< . >org< . >uk

Liz Campbell
Continuing Professional Development Coordinator
West Dean College
West Dean
West Sussex PO18 0QZ

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:40
                 Distributed: Sunday, February 3, 2008
                       Message Id: cdl-21-40-015
Received on Tuesday, 29 January, 2008

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