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Course on chemistry for conservators

From: Laura O'Brien-Miller <laura.miller>
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Course on Chemistry for Conservators:
Yale University
July 2003

The Yale University Library Preservation Department will sponsor a
week long Chemistry course, Chemistry for Conservators, taught by
David Dorning of West Dean College, United Kingdom.  The course is
the same as the two courses offered previously at Johns Hopkins
University.  The five-day course is planned for July 2003; exact
dates are yet undetermined.  More announcements will be forthcoming.

The course is designed as an introduction to chemistry for the
practicing book or paper conservator who has not had specific
training in chemistry and is also open to those who need a
refresher.  It will include both lecture and laboratory exercises.
The following topics will be covered: Day 1: The molecular view of
materials; Basic chemistry.  Day 2: Polymers, adhesives and
consolidants; Cleaning and organic solvents.  Day 3: Degradation of
materials; Catalysts, enzymes and rates of reaction; Energy, light
and environment. Day 4: Molarity, acids and bases; Deacidification
of paper.  Day 5: Skin materials and tannins; Materials testing.

David Dorning has served as Science Tutor to Conservation and
Restoration courses, coordinator of Conservation Studies, and Head
of Book Conservation at West Dean College.  He also serves as
assessor for the Society of Archivists Conservators Training Scheme.

Logistical information such as dates, registration and lodging will
be forthcoming.  Please direct any inquiries to:

    Laura O'Brien-Miller
    Associate Conservator
    Yale University Library
    laura.miller [at] yale__edu

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Received on Friday, 27 December, 2002

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