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Subject: Online course on examination of transparent coatings

Online course on examination of transparent coatings

From: Angela Weyer <weyer<-at->
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Examination of Transparent Coatings on Furniture and Wooden Objects
24 September - 25 November 2012

This course emphasizes a practical approach to coatings examination,
from overall inspection techniques to spot analysis:

It covers observation with visible and ultraviolet light, solubility
tests, examination of cross-sections, microchemical tests as well as
histochemical staining methods. Useful tips are provided for the use
of specific equipment and facilities.  Health and safety issues are
also addressed.

In addition, the course conveys fundamental information about the
primary materials used in different types of coatings, their
chemical and physical properties, as well as factors influencing
deterioration and surface phenomena.

During the term of the course, a diploma conservator of the
Hornemann Institute is available to all participants via phone or

Course oversight is provided by Prof. Dr. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl.
Authors: Prof. Dr. Maierbacher-Legl, Dipl.-Rest. Julia Schultz M.A.,
Dipl.-Rest. Merle Stratling M.A.

Dr. Angela Weyer
University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Faculty Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Hornemann Institute
Kardinal-Bertram-Strasse 36
D - 31134 Hildesheim
+49 5121 408179
Fax: +49 5121 408185

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