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Courses at West Dean College

From: Liz Campbell <liz.campbell>
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Building Conservation Masterclasses at West Dean College near
Chichester, West Sussex:

    September 16-19, 2003
    Conservation and Repair of Stone Masonry BC3D53

        An important course providing an overview of the complex
        issues involved in the conservation and repair of stone
        masonry.

    September 30-October 2, 2003
    Mortars for Repair and Conservation BC2D12

        A detailed study of traditional mortars, including
        investigation and basic analytical techniques, and the
        recognition and diagnosis of typical failures.

    October 13-16, 2003
    Conservation and Repair of Decorative Plasterwork BC3D54

        An intensive practical workshop directed at professional
        plasterers that will provide an opportunity to learn the
        techniques of repair and replication of traditional internal
        and external lime based plaster.

    November 4-7, 2003
    Conservation and Repair of Timber BC3D55

        An intensive introduction to historic timber-frame
        structures.

    November 18-21, 2003
    Conservation Plans, CoBRA and Recording for Repair BC3D56

        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.

    December 2-5, 203
    The Structural Repair of Historic Buildings BC3D57

        A course of special value to those wishing to gain a new
        perspective in applying engineering principles to the
        conservation of historic structures; the programme covers
        inspecting, monitoring and repair works ranging from
        pointing and grouting to tying and underpinning.

    Fully inclusive residential fee UKP515 (Except BC2D12 =
    UKP345) Non-residential fee UKP410 (Except BC2D12 = UKP275)

Professional Conservators in Practice Courses at West Dean College
near Chichester, West Sussex:

    October 5-8, 2003
    Edge-tool Sharpening PC 01

        The Edge Tool Sharpening course provides students with the
        skills to produce high quality edges on knives, chisels,
        plane and plough blades.  Students will use a variety of
        abrasives including diamond stones, Japanese water stones
        and powered grindstones, plus extensive time on the bench,
        to produce a variety of blades. The course also includes
        information on steel quality and heat treatment.

    October 28-31, 2003
    Papermaking for Conservators PC 02

        The Papermaking course will give students the chance to make
        paper by hand. The course involves selection of cotton,
        linen and rope fibre, beating in the College's Hollander,
        sheet forming by hand, and sizing the finished papers. There
        is an emphasis on understanding the papermaking process, and
        identifying the characteristics of handmade paper.

    January 11-14, 2004 The Conservation of Leather PC 03

        Although leather is found in association with a wide range
        of objects, this course will concentrate on where it is
        traditionally used on period furniture, as interior
        decoration, upholstery and wallcoverings as well as library
        materials. The course is designed both to explore history,
        techniques and the use of leather and to review current
        practice in its conservation. The format of the course
        includes demonstrations, practical sessions, lectures and
        case histories and it will be presented by two leading
        practitioners both working and teaching in this specialist
        area.

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

For further information on all the courses listed above, please
contact the

    Building Conservation Masterclasses Coordinator
    West Dean College
    West Dean, Chichester
    West Sussex PO18 0QZ.
    +44 1243 818294/811301
    Fax:  +44 1243 811343
    isabel.thurston [at] westdean__org__uk
    pat.jackson [at] westdean__org__uk
    <URL:http://www.westdean.org.uk/>


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