Wyvern Area Study Days 2017

Behind the Scenes at the Museums:
Conservation and Restoration in Oxford

Study Day 1 Conservation Stories

Wednesday 25 January 2017
An introduction to the history of current thinking on conservation techniques and ethics followed by three 'Conservation Stories' - preparing Raphael's drawings for exhibition, techniques in textile conservation and conserving the Wellby Collection of silver gilt. Guided visit to specific galleries. Tutors are specialists from the relevant department of The Ashmolean Museum.

Study Day 2 Paper, Painting and Inscriptions

Tuesday 21 February 2017
Conservation of paintings and drawings, the use of technology by the Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project to decipher inscriptions on stone and metal objects and the restoration of the Ashmole portrait and its frame by Grinling Gibbons plus the investigation of Burges's painted C19th Great Bookcase. Tutors are specialists from the relevant department of The Ashmolean Museum.

Study Day 3 Buildings

Thursday 30 March 2017
The history and philosophy of buildings conservation - Philip Venning, NADFAS lecturer
Restoration of the New Bodleian Library (Weston Library): its needs and those of the collections it now houses - Toby Kirtley, Bodleian Libraries
The Ashmolean Museum's major transformation in 2009 including a new wing, and galleries interlinked by one theme, Crossing Cultures, Crossing Time - Jude Barrett, Ashmolean Museum.

Venue: Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH

Time: 10.30am - 3.30pm

Cost: £32 per Study Day (includes coffee, biscuits and a light lunch)

NB Open to both NADFAS members and non-members.

BOOKING: Click here to download a booking form Or contact Susan Williams Tel: 01235 522898,
Email: wyvernsd@gmail.com