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Courses at West Dean College

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell<-a>
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Continuing Professional Development - Professional Conservators in
West Dean College
Chichester, West Sussex, England

Ecclesiastical Metalwork
September 2008

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

    Spiritual, cultural, and monetary values are some of the
    significant factors that 'working' ecclesiastical metalwork is
    imbued with. This three-day course will examine the conservation
    issues of a range of religious metalwork and try to find a
    balance between the use of the object and the needs for its
    long-term survival.  The storage and display of objects too
    delicate for ceremonial use will be explored and mitigation
    strategies will be looked at to enable their occasional use and
    their display.

    Participants may be curators, collectors or object conservators
    wishing to improve their skills and understanding.

Conservation Methodology
October 2008

Course Leader:  Helen Hughes, Institute of Conservation

    Conservators, whether they work on delicate clocks or large wall
    paintings, share a common methodology and ethic.  This short
    course explores how a conservation profession has developed
    during the last century and examines how 'western' conservation
    values are deployed in the management of global cultural
    heritage.  The course will examine contentious concepts such as
    'irreversibility', 'minimal intervention', value judgements and
    how conservators impact on the decision-making process.

    The course will be run in collaboration with ICON and is
    inspired by the Sharing Conservation Decisions course run by
    ICCROM, tailored to meet concerns of UK conservators.  The
    course will examine the study of 'the object' in the context of
    wide-ranging cultural values and, with reference to a wide range
    of case-studies, will examine how conservation decisions are
    made and examine the role of the professional conservator in the
    process.  The course aims to provoke debate.

    Non-residential course fee:  UKP330
    Fully residential course fee:  From UKP450.
    10% discount on non-residential course fee to members of ICON.

For further information please contact

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

Liz Campbell
Continuing Professional Development Coordinator
West Dean College
West Dean
West Sussex PO18 0QZ
+44 1243 818219
Fax: +44 1243 811343

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