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Workshops

From: Susan A Mathisen <sam6>
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 1998
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:

The Techniques of Gilding and Its Conservation
Pascale Patris with Christine Thomson and Jonathan Thornton
August 5-7, 1998
$350
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.

One Week to Better Photodocumentation
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 selection

    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 statement 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,
212-772-5848.

Susan Mathisen
Administrative Conservator

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