Date/Time: 7 May 2018 - 8 May 2018
Tutor(s): Velson Horie
This two day course, to be held at the the Hungarian National Gallery, Buda castle, Budapest, Hungary looks at the materials which conservators use (and have used) for adhesion, consolidation and coating of objects. This short course examines the questions:
Why do you use the materials you use?
What criteria do you use when selecting your choice of materials?
Is the choice based on evidence, familiarity, or custom and practice?
The course also asks participants to look at the existing evidence, develop practical experience of the properties of different materials and look at customs and practice. The timetable is evenly split between practical sessions working with materials and the theoretical background needed to understand their properties. The role and merits of both high technology studies and investigations in a conservation studio are investigated.
Velson Horie is a Conservation consultant and author of the book ‘Materials for Conservation’