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Workshops (fwd)

Perhaps these might be of interest....

The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
will offer two workshops in August, open to conservators, artists,
collectors, architects, art historians and museum professionals:

Pascale Patris with Christine Thomson and Jonathan Thornton
August 5-7, 1998
Application Deadline: July 1, 1998

This workshop will cover traditional and modern techniques on the care and
preservation of gilded surfaces. It will begin with an overview of the
history of gilding and gilding techniques illustrated with lectures and
demonstrations.  Traditional preservation and recent developments in
gilding conservation will be reviewed.  Practical and ethical
considerations for treatments, including cleaning, restoration and coating
applications, will be discussed and illustrated by case studies.
Participants will also tour local museum collections and conservation labs
to compare different gilding techniques and conservation approaches.

Dwight Primiano
August 31-September 4, 1998
Full week: $400
Per Day: $100
Deadline: July 27, 1998

Does your photograph illustrate the sheen of an aged patina on bronze,
the fine texture of a brocade, the hairline cracks to be painstakingly
repaired?  This workshop, using 35mm and 4x5 format cameras, will provide
participants with the precise skills needed to consistently produce high
quality color and black-and-white photodocumentation of works of art and
architecture.  This course will benefit experienced photographers as well
as novices by improving photography skills while reducing film costs.
Participants may enroll by the day or for the full week, depending upon
individual experience levels and interests:

Day 1: camera basics, film selection, metering, testing, and calibration
of color and b/w film for consistency, studio photography of 2D objects
Day 2:  studio photography of 3D objects, lighting techniques, equipment
Day 3: architecture and monument photography, utilizing available light,
specialized equipment
Day 4: special lighting techniques with UV and IR
Day 5: copystand, darkroom b/w processing and printing, evaluation and
correction of prints.

In addition, the Conservation Center will also offer an intensive,
hands-on workshop in winter, THE MICROSCOPY OF ART AND ARTIFACTS, January
11-15, 1999.  Taught by Dr. Walter C. McCrone, participants will learn the
various techniques of microscopy applicable to the identification of
materials of art and archaeology.  Upon successful completion of all
assignments, participants will be awarded certificates from the McCrone
Research Institute.  Call 212.772.5848 for additional information and
application forms.

Enrollment is limited -- early application is recommended to insure a
place.  A deposit of $100 is required to reserve a place; payment of the
balance is due on the first day of the class.  Meals, housing and minor
travel cots associated with field trips are not included in tuition fees.
Deposits will be refunded in full if a course is canceled.

Partial financial assistance is available for qualified applicants who
would otherwise be unable to take the course.  Funding is limited, awards
are competitive.  Please include with your application a state ment of
financial need and, where appropriate, include a letter from your
organization endorsing your request.  The maximum award is $250; awards
normally will not exceed one-half course fee.

For further information, please contact the Conservation Center,
14 E. 78th Street, New York, NY  10021, 212.772.5848 fax: 212.772.5851.

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