Object and materials conservation

Conservation of Transport and Industrial Collections with Chris Knapp

Ref: M4D09120

£680.00
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About this course


This course delivers the fundamental information needed to understand the role and approach of the conservator involved in the care of a transport or industrial collection and to extend their knowledge of conservation principles. The programme consists of demonstrations, lectures and handling sessions, concentrating on conserving the many different materials encountered in transport and industrial collections. It also looks at preventive conservation, handling, storage and display and environmental monitoring and control.
There will also be a visit to a local open air museum dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage and skills of the area with demonstrations of at least three different historic skills.





Course Description

Day 1

What is a museum?

Day 2

Conservation principles and aims

Conservation ethics

Documentation and work recording

Evening Student Project

Day 3

Storage and display requirements

The conservation of the Fleet Air Arm Museum's Corsair

Visit to Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre

Evening Student presentations

Day 4

Environmental controls and checking

Evening Case studies of a selection of industrial objects

Day 5

Metals conservation

'Caravans to Cars': A look at the decision-making behind the Conservation Treatment Plan

Course ends.

Timetable

Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Tutors

Chris Knapp

OMC Course Leader

Chris Knapp specialises in the conservation of aircraft. He trained as an industrial conservator with the Science Museum and is now Head of Conservation at the Imperial War Museum Duxford. He is an accredited conservator with Icon.

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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