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Courses at West Dean College

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell<-at->
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009
West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex, England
Continuing Professional Development
    Professional Conservators in Practice

Conservation Methodology
16-19 November 2009
Course Leader:  Helen Hughes

    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
    'irreplaceability', '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.

Metalworking for Conservators
23-26 November 2009
Course Leader:  Jon Privett

    Based around the strengths of the West Dean Graduate,
    Postgraduate and Masters courses in Metalwork Conservation this
    course 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.

    The course 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.

Course fees:
    Non residential course fee:  UKP345.
    Fully residential course fee:  From UKP459.

For further information please contact

    Liz Campbell
    West Dean College
    +44 1243 818219

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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Received on Thursday, 30 July, 2009

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