The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Workshop: Feather Conservation

From the ICME listserv:

Message forwarded from the ICON Ethnography Group.

Dear Colleague

Feather Conservation - a two day workshop

Wednesday 17th& Thursday 18th October 2007

The ICON Ethnography Group is organising a two-day workshop to study the conservation of feathers, held at the conservation studios, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK and led by Allyson Rae. Allyson has extensive experience in the conservation of artefacts incorporating feathers. Now a freelance conservator, she was, until recently, Head of Organic Artefacts Conservation at the British Museum.


Encompassing both theoretical and practical sessions, the workshop will cover the structure and nature of feathers, their causes of deterioration and principles and practice for non-interventive and basic interventive options (soil removal, reshaping, repair techniques).
Participants have the opportunity to bring feathered objects to the workshop for discussion.

The cost of the 2 day workshop is =A3200, includes materials, handouts, tea and coffee but not lunches. 13 places are available. A limited number of student places are available at the reduced cost of =A3150.
Please send proof of status with your registration form.

A draft programme and electronic registration form are attached. Please send the registration form to Charlotte Cowin at ICON, the details are on the form.

http://www.icon.org.uk/images/stories/programme_draft_for_publicity.doc
http://www.icon.org.uk/images/stories/registration_form_feathers_workshop.doc

Advice and a free accommodation booking service is available from Tourist Information in Birmingham on 0121 202 5005.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

best wishes

Cordelia Rogerson, ICON Ethnography Group Committee Member

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