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Subject: Online course on care of furniture and wood artifacts

Online course on care of furniture and wood artifacts

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Friday, January 30, 2009
MS 226: Care of Furniture and Wood Artifacts
Feb 16 - Mar 13, 2009
Price: $425.00
Instructor: Craig Deller

Description: Caring for furniture and wood artifacts demands an
understanding of how and why wood deteriorates. This course offers a
simplified explanation of the chemistry and structure of wood as
well as the finished wooden object; be it either a totem pole, plow
or a French polished table. Care of Furniture and Wood Artifacts
teaches students to identify woods, finishes and furniture styles,
write condition reports, and understand the agents of deterioration
that are harmful to wood both in storage and on exhibit. Topics
include preparing wood artifacts for storage and exhibit, the use of
archival materials with wood artifacts, housekeeping techniques for
furniture and large objects on open display, basic repairs and three
dimensional supports for storage or exhibit.

Course Outline:

    The structure and chemistry of wood
    Furniture and Their Styles and Structures
    Documentation and Condition Report Writing
    Wood Artifacts and Their Environment
    Handling Furniture and Wood Artifacts
    Treating Furniture and Wood Artifacts
    Care of Wood in Storage
    Care of Wood on Exhibit

Logistics: Participants in Care of Furniture and Wood Artifacts work
through sections on their own. Materials and resources include
online literature, slide lectures and dialog between students and
the instructor through online forums.

Care of Furniture and Wood Artifacts runs four weeks. To reserve a
spot in the course, please pay at
<URL:> If you have trouble
please contact Helen Alten <helen<-at->collectioncare<.>org>

The Instructor:

    Craig Deller is the owner of the Deller Conservation Group, Ltd.
    A member of the American Institute for Conservation since 1982,
    he became a Professional Associate in 1993. Mr. Deller served
    seven terms as president of the Chicago Area Conservation Group,
    and six years as Director of Communications for the American
    Institute for Conservation (AIC), during which he appeared on
    the "Antiques Roadshow" on their behalf. He co-authored the
    current AIC brochure "Caring for Your Furniture." His training
    includes a BS from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale,
    participation in the Furniture Conservation Training Program at
    Conservation Analytical Laboratory-Smithsonian, as well as
    courses with Dr. Walter McCrone and Richard Wolbers. He is
    currently on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of
    Chicago, teaching the "Interior Surfaces Conservation Lab" for
    the Historic Preservation Department. He volunteered for the
    AASLH "History Emergency Assistance Recovery Team" after
    hurricane Katrina, along with work at the National Museum of St.
    Kitts WI, and the Whim Museum on St. Croix USVI.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:43
                Distributed: Saturday, January 31, 2009
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Received on Friday, 30 January, 2009

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