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Subject: Course on structure and mechanics of paintings and painted materials

Course on structure and mechanics of paintings and painted materials

From: Angele Goossens <a.t.f.p.goossens<-a>
Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
The University of Amsterdam organizes on 22-24 October 2014 the
course: The structure and mechanics of paintings and painted
materials.  The lecturers are Laura Fuster-Lopez and Cecil Krarup

This course provides a basic understanding of structural and
mechanical properties of materials that are relevant for paintings
and painted surfaces and how these properties change with different
relative humidity and temperature.  This enables improved risk
assessment when deciding on climate and conservation methods for
simple materials and composites.  An overview of the relevant
research is provided and the effects of conservation evaluated.  The
core of the course is based on Marion F. Mecklenburg's work as well
as the lecturers' own research and both lecturers have extensive
experience in teaching conservation students as well as post
graduate conservators.  They have both worked closely with
Mecklenburg and have assisted him teaching his course on mechanics
and structure in cultural heritage materials both at the Universidad
Politecnica de Valencia (Spain) and the School of Conservation
(Denmark) respectively.

The course workshop lasts three days and is given in one of the
locations of the University of Amsterdam: the Ateliergebouw.  The
participation fee is 435 euros.

For further information, program and registration see:


You can also contact the team of Continuing Education from the
program Conservation and Restoration of cultural heritage:
pe-cenr<-a t->uva< . >nl

Drs. Angele Goossens
Coordinator Continuing Education
Programme Conservation and Restoration of cultural heritage
University of van Amsterdam

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:32
                Distributed: Thursday, February 20, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-27-32-018
Received on Monday, 10 February, 2014

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