Conservation of Transport and Industrial Collections with Chris Knapp

Object and materials conservation

Ref: M4D11096

£668

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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.

Course Description

Day 1 
Course starts at 16.00- What is a museum?  

Day 2 
Conservation principles and aims
Conservation ethics
RE
Documentation and work recording
Evening student project

Day 3 
Storage and display requirements
The conservation of the Fleet Air Arm Museum’s Corsair
Museum objects

Day 4  
Environmental controls and checking
Evening case studies of a selection of industrial objects
Evening student presentations

Day 5 
Metals conservation
‘Caravans to Cars’:  A look at the decision-making behind the Conservation Treatment Plan
Wind up and issue of certificates- 15.30 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 - 9.30pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.00 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 7.00pm: Dinner (included for both residential and non-residential students for onsite courses).

Evening teaching sessions- 8 - 9pm

Last day

Classes 9.00am - 4pm, 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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