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Practical Leather Conservation Course

Sturge Conservation Studio

From: Wednesday 11.03.20
at 9:00am
To: Friday 13.03.20
at 5:00pm

Sturge Conservation Studio, Northampton



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The course concentrates on the practical side of leather conservation and aims to guide participants in the methods that can be used, and the choices available when, treating leather artefacts including leather upholstery, desk tops, social history items, wall hangings and screens. The course is intensive, with theory in the morning and practical in the afternoon.

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The course includes: what goes wrong with leather, repair materials and adhesives for leather, gap filling and the reintegration of damaged areas, red rot, polishes and dressings. Each participant will also make a piece of gilt leather using the traditional methods from the 18th century seen on screens and wall hangings.

Tutor. Theo Sturge ACR FIIC has 45 years experience and has specialised in leather for 25 years. He is an Assistant Co-ordinator for the ICOM-CC Leather and Related Materials Group. He teaches and lectures both in the UK and in Europe and this course is well established.

Please see here for more information or contact Theo Sturge by email at or by phone on 01604 717929.

Cost: £340 per person including all materials, tea, coffee and lunch. Accommodation is available locally at additional cost. Number of participants: 2 or 3.


Theo Sturge ACR FIIC