Object and materials conservation

Conservation of Arms and Armour with Ellie Rowley-Conwy and Lauren McGhee

Ref: OM1704


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Most museum collections will have some arms and armour, whether it be a dagger, a shotgun or a full Japanese armour. However, there are relatively few opportunities for conservation professionals to find specialist training in these objects. Often, particularly with firearms, conservators forget what they know about materials and allow someone with firearm shooting experience to take the lead. Techniques for working firearms are often inappropriate for museums and this course is aimed at giving the Conservator that knowledge and confidence. This course is designed to offer participants guidance in established methods for the conserving of European and Oriental arms and armour, the safe handling and treating of edged weapons and antique firearms. It will assume knowledge of metal and organic conservation so as to focus on the specific problems to these types of objects. For further information about the course, please contact the Course Organiser: +44 (0)1243 818219 or cpd@westdean.org.uk


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