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Courses on furniture conservation

From: Craig Deller <craig>
Date: Friday, May 30, 2003
Introduction to Furniture Conservation I
Campbell Center
July 8-12, 2003

    Instructors: Craig Deller and Wendy Leeds
    Friends Scholarships Available

    This five-day course is geared towards existing furniture
    restorers who wish to explore conservation and pursue more
    advanced training. The many conservation materials used in
    furniture treatments will be explored.

    The course will cover the following topics:

        *   Introduction to Conservation: What conservation is and
            how it applies to furniture using the American Institute
            for Conservation's "Code of Ethics" and "Guidelines for
            Practice"

        *   Documentation and Examination: Explanation and creation
            of Condition and Treatment Reports, and examination of
            techniques used by conservators in designing treatments,
            and proper handling of historic furniture and
            environmental concerns

        *   Furniture Styles and Periods: Overview of the basic
            furniture styles and construction techniques from the
            16th century to present, dealing with American and
            European styles

        *   Coatings: Identifying and preserving different
            historical coating types, including basic cleaning
            techniques and French polishing

        *   Adhesives/Hide glue: what it is and how to make and use
            it and other adhesive options, including consolidation.

    Participants are encouraged to bring a sample (door, drawer
    front, etc.) of degraded surfaces (i.e., crazed, alligatored,
    and dirty).

    Enrollment Limit: 10
    Course Fee: $1,225 (including accommodations)
    Registration Deadline: June 16, 2003

Introduction to Furniture Conservation II
Campbell Center
July 14-17, 2003

    Instructors: Craig Deller and Wendy Leeds
    Prerequisite: Furniture Conservation I
    Friends Scholarships Available

    This four-day course is a more in depth study and continuation
    of Furniture Conservation I. A hands-on approach to the practice
    of furniture conservation.

    Areas of study will include:

        *   Analytical techniques

        *   Construction techniques including tool marks, joinery,
            and surface coatings, to help identify periods and
            styles and to determine the original aspects of the
            piece

        *   Appropriate reinterpretation of surfaces and patina lost
            by previous restoration, including creating a
            traditional wax finish

        *   Types of furniture hardware, how the surfaces were
            originally created, and how to re-create those patinas
            on replacement hardware

        *   Cleaning techniques on metal, gilded, and wood surfaces

        *   Preservation of degraded surfaces, including
            amalgamation

    Participants are encouraged to bring a sample (door, drawer
    front, etc.) of degraded surfaces (i.e., crazed, alligatored,
    and dirty).

    Enrollment Limit: 10
    Course Fee: $1,010 (including accommodations)
    Registration Deadline: June 15, 2003

Please phone, fax, or send postal mail to Campbell Center when
requesting information or to register for classes. We are currently
unable to provide these services by other means.

    Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
    203 East Seminary
    Mount Carroll, IL 61053
    815-244-1173
    Fax: 815-244-1619
    campbellcenter [at] internetni__com


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