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Course on synthetic resins in conservation of furniture and wooden objects

From: Tristram Bainbridge <tristram.bainbridge<-a>
Date: Monday, August 4, 2014

Use of synthetic resins in the conservation of furniture and wooden
Buckinghamshire New University
High Wycombe Campus
Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP11 2JZ
Saturday 13 September 2014
9:30am - 5pm

This one day workshop will focus on the use of synthetic resins for
use in the conservation of varnished and painted surfaces on
furniture and wooden objects.  Participants will learn how to mix
and apply a range of varnishes and will work on preparing their own
sample boards for future reference.

All materials are provided, cost includes tea and coffee.  Lunch not

Booking: There are 15 places available.  To register a place please
contact the instructor Tristram Bainbridge
<<-a t->gmail< . >com>

Tristram Bainbridge is a furniture conservator and lecturer working
at the Victoria and Albert Museum and in private practice.  He is
Associate Tutor in furniture conservation at West Dean College and
is a visiting lecturer at City and Guilds of London Art School.


    ICON members: UKP 110
    ICON Student members: UKP 100
    Non members: UKP 130

Areas covered:

    The use of synthetic resins as varnishes including Paraloid
    B-72, Regalrez 1126 and Laropal A81.  Discussion of criteria for
    selecting appropriate resins

    Practical methods of application: choosing appropriate solvents,
    additives and stabilisers to create different varnish
    properties.  Participants will make sample boards using the
    materials discussed

    There will be a presentation of case studies, historical use,
    comparison with shellac and other natural resins, and the use of
    varnishes in relation to retouching methods including Gamblin
    Conservation Colours

The course is organised by the ICON furniture and wood group.  For
more information:


Tristram Bainbridge
ICON Furniture and Wood Group
1.5 Lafone House
The Leathermarket
London SE1 3ER, UK

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Received on Monday, 4 August, 2014

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