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Subject: Courses at West Dean College

Courses at West Dean College

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell>
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Conservation Plans, CoBRA and Recording for Repair
January 21-24, 2003

    A course for those responsible for managing repair projects in
    historic buildings providing insight into the conservation plan
    process and practice in compiling plans at an appropriate level.
    Various techniques of building investigation and recording are
    explored.  A range of survey equipment will be available to try
    out, demonstrating how the knowledge obtained can be used to
    feed into the conservation plan, inform the repair and be logged
    for the record.  Training for all conservation professionals,
    not only those dealing with top-grade buildings.

    Fully-inclusive residential fee: UKP515
    Non-residential fee: UKP410

Conservation and Repair of Masonry Ruins
February 4-7, 2003

    This course is primarily designed for those concerned with the
    conservation of ruined structures, although the principles and
    skills are also applicable to roofed buildings.  Material
    covered includes assessment of the structural and surface
    condition of masonry walls, identification of traditional
    materials, fault diagnosis, removal and control of organic
    growth, consolidation and treatment of wall tops, specification
    of mortars and grouts and the preparation and placing of mortar.
    There are practical exercises using the ruinette.

The Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
February 9-14, 2003

    This annual course forms part of the Postgraduate Ceramic
    Conservation Diploma programme. The aim of this module is to
    bring together those involved in or intending to work in the
    care, interpretation and treatment of excavated ceramics and to
    provide practical experience for conservators who wish to learn
    new techniques or re-establish skills in an archaeological
    context. Although primarily a workshop-based practical course,
    we have adopted a comprehensive approach to conservation that
    will comprise presentations from specialists and practitioners
    including a ceramic specialist, conservation scientist,
    archaeologist and ceramic conservators. The sharing of the
    concerns and priorities of those concerned will facilitate
    decision-making in the preservation of archaeological ceramics.

    The information will be communicated through a series of
    demonstrations, lectures, conservation case histories and
    practical sessions on examination, cleaning, bonding,
    gap-filling and retouching. Participants will also have the
    opportunity to make and fire a simple pot at the Weald and
    Downland Open Air Museum and visit the Archaeological Unit,
    Southampton or Southampton University to study archaeological
    ceramics in a specialised post-excavation unit.

    Fully inclusive residential fee: UKP675
    Non-residential fee: UKP500

Understanding and Using Architectural Paint Research
February 23-26, 2003

    Primarily designed for building managers, curators and
    conservation architects who wish to utilise architectural paint
    research to gain an understanding of the history and development
    of historic structures in their care.

    Fully-inclusive residential fee: UKP515
    Non-residential fee: UKP410

Conservation and Repair of Plasters and Renders
March 4-7, 2003

    This unique course covers history, documentation, condition
    survey, repair options, specifications, execution and quality
    control of remedial works to lime, gypsum and cement-based
    internal and external wall plasters and renders.

    Fully-inclusive residential fee: UKP515
    Non-residential fee: UKP410

Art and Object Handling
March 25-28, 2003

    Art and Object Handling is designed to offer participants
    guidance in best practice, and to demonstrate the variety of
    technical methods used by art and object handlers in museums,
    galleries and historic houses.

    Fully-inclusive residential fee: UKP420
    Non-residential fee: UKP315

Specialised Techniques for Gilded and Decorative Surfaces
April 6-9, 2003

    The Specialised Techniques of Gilded and Decorative Surfaces
    course will provide participants with a greater understanding of
    making techniques, an overview of materials and an opportunity
    to discuss and compare options for conservation and restoration.
    The course will be mainly hands-on; participants will have the
    opportunity to discover the materials and create samples of
    these decorative techniques.

    Fully-inclusive residential fee: UKP420
    Non-residential fee: UKP315

Liz Campbell for Isabel Thurston

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:41
                Distributed: Wednesday, January 8, 2003
                       Message Id: cdl-16-41-018
Received on Wednesday, 18 December, 2002

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