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Course on chemistry

From: Roberta Pilette <roberta.pilette>
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2003
Conservation Chemistry for Paper-Based Collections
Yale University Library
Preservation Department

The Yale University Library's Preservation Department is offering a
five-day chemistry course, Conservation Chemistry for Paper-Based
Collections, taught by David Dorning of West Dean College, United
Kingdom.  The daytime course will be offered July 21-25, 2003 on the
Yale Campus, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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 and Restoration at West Dean College. He also
serves as assessor for the Society of Archivists Conservators
Training Scheme.

The course is opened to book and paper conservators primarily.
Anyone interested in attending, snail mail the following information
to the address listed below no later than May 12, 2003:

Full name:
Mailing address:
Background information (to include): current position and treatment
responsibilities, training (apprenticeships, internships,
self-taught, workshops and/or degree program).

Please do not send a resume; simple, brief statements are all that
is needed. Brief explanation of why you want to take the course.

The cost for tuition (includes lab fees and course materials) is
$450.00. The course is limited to 10 participants.  Applications
will be reviewed and those accepted will be notified by June 1,
2003.  A deposit of $250 is due no later than June 16, 2003.  The
balance is due July 1, 2003.  Those accepted will receive an
information packet regarding local information, travel and hotels
shortly after notification.

Send applications to: (must be received by May 12, 2003)

    Chemistry Course
    Preservation Department
    Yale University Library
    PO Box 208240
    New Haven CT 06520-8240

Please contact

    Bobbie Pilette
    Head of Preservation
    Yale University Library
    roberta.pilette [at] yale__edu

with questions.  Email inquiries preferred.

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Received on Thursday, 10 April, 2003

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