West Dean College of Arts and Conservation announces changes to their annual Conservation and Repair of Masonry Ruins course, which takes place between Monday 18 - Thursday 21 November, 2019 near Chichester, West Sussex. This is one of a series of Building Conservation and Repair courses that the College offers in collaboration with Historic England.
As Subject Leader for Historic Building Conservation and Repair, Catherine Woolfitt explains: "The Masonry Ruins course has been re-designed with an emphasis on sustainable and environmentally sensitive approaches to the conservation of ruined structures and their sites."
She continues: "The course will address the challenges faced by those responsible for the conservation of ruined masonry in the current climate of changing weather conditions and limited resources."
"In addition to the lectures, practical sessions on the College's unique Ruinette will impart the knowledge and practical skills that underpin the conservation of ruined masonry structures."
Sophie Norton, Sector Skills Manager at Historic England said: "Historic England staff have been closely involved with West Dean College's Building Conservation Masterclasses for a number of years. We are pleased that the college maintains a range of exceptional resources - including the unique ruinette, a simulation ruin that course delegates can practice conservation techniques on. These courses continue to offer excellence in building conservation training, which closely aligns with our series of Practical Building Conservation books."
The course will include:
Aimed at conservators, conservation officers, architects, surveyors, craftspeople and specialist contractors, the Building Conservation courses attract interest from all over the world. Participants will ideally have training/experience in the field and/or a minimum of two years practical experience. Other courses in 2019/2020 include:
Students can also complete a series of Building Conservation Masterclasses to gain a Professional Development Diploma in Historic Building Conservation and Repair, which is recognised by Historic England. The courses offer the opportunity to study the technical and practical skills relevant to the repair and maintenance of historic buildings and structures. Most courses are three or four days. Prices start at £483.
For further information and booking, see www.westdean.org.uk or phone the Bookings Office: +44 (0)1243 818300.
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