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Volume 35 - Spring 2013


 
 

Study Opportunities

 
Designer Bookbinders & The Society of Bookbinders Weekend Workshops 2013

WorkshopsPart-leather Library Style with Laura West
20th-21st April 2013 J Hewit & Sons, Livingston, near Edinburgh

The Library Style structure is perfect for books which are to be used regularly. This would be for journals, dictionaries, reference books, collections of periodicals or favourite books such as cookery books. Library style bindings can be covered with book cloth alone or bound in the quarter- or half-bound style of leather with decorative paper or cloth. There are about 40 steps in the process of this binding style! Laura will demonstrate the various steps and guide students as they work towards a finished book. Since these two days are all the time that is available for this forty step process, students are encouraged to arrive with enough folded and pressed sections for a text block of about 30 to 40mm thickness. Over these two intensive days, Laura promises to share many of the tricks she has learned about this style of binding over the past fourteen years. She will also have spare tools and supplies on the day, so you don't have to bring your entire kit. Materials will cost up to £15.

Laura is a classically trained and award-winning bookbinder specialising in both traditional and contemporary hand-sewn books. She has a first class honours degree (BA) in bookbinding from Roehampton Institute where she was taught by Jen Lindsay. She is also a Queen Elizabeth Scholar (2000) and Balvenie Artisan of the Year (2005). Since 1999 Laura has been running her bindery on the Isle of Skye, where she works to archival standard. Laura's signature range of "unique artefact books" draws on her studies and interest in historical book structure from all cultures. She says, "I want to take the form and structure of the book and continue its evolution in the digital era - to inspire journalists, observers, artists and bloggers - the new generation of book lovers".

For further information and booking forms, please visit
www.designerdookbinders.org.uk or www.societyofbookbinders.com

Courses with Tracey Rowledge at the City Lit, London and Leksands Folkhögskola, Sweden

Gold Tooling: Intermediate and Advanced Aimed at intermediate and advanced learners, this course gives you the ideal opportunity to work on your own gold tooling project/s, building on existing knowledge of gold tooling whilst exploring the creative potential of tooling on leather and paper.
20th April - 25th May 2013 (Saturdays)
Duration 6 weeks
Time 10:30 - 16:30
City Lit, Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BA
Tel: 0207 831 7831 - Email: infoline@citylit.ac.uk - Website: www.citylit.ac.uk

How to Make a Finishing Tool
Brass finishing tools are used for impressing on surfaces such as leather, paper or wood. Come and learn how to make a tool of your own simple design.
12th August 2013 (Monday)
City Lit, Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BA
Tel: 0207 831 7831 - Email: infoline@citylit.ac.uk - Website: www.citylit.ac.uk

Bookbinding - Gold Tooling on Paper Supplementary training - Tracey Rowledge will share how she approaches gold tooling on a paper-covered book to demonstrate how the medium is brought to life when it is applied to a three-dimensional object. Foundation skills in gold tooling will be taught and then practiced on a series of sample boards. This course is suitable for all levels and is conducted in English.
5th-9th August 2013
Leksands folkhögskol, Box 281, 793 26 Leksand, Sweden
Enrolments to: fia.palmgren@leksand.fhsk.se or by phone +46 (0)247 648 00
Information about boarding and lodging: fia.palmgren@leksand.fhsk.se
Information about workshop: leif.halldorf@leksand.fhsk.se or monica@langwe.se

Workshops at Brignell Bookbinders, Cambridge, England

The monthly Saturday workshops are very popular and a great way to spend a relaxing day whilst also developing an interest or learning a new skill. Two main activities run concurrently: new people with no prior experience of bookbinding learn the basic construction of a hard-bound book and leave with a custom-named book whilst many of the returning students are working on restoration projects. The workshops work on a ratio of one teacher for 3-4 students so everyone has time to complete their tasks with close supervision and guidance.

Forthcoming dates are:
13th April 2013 - General bookbinding
11th May 2013 - New bindings - blank book or album
25th May 2013 - Solander boxes and slipcases and general bookbinding.

The workshops run from 09.30 to 16.30 and the cost is £85.00, including refreshments and cakes.

Email Brignell Bookbinders at barry@brignellbookbinders.com to enquire about availability.

Panther Peak Bindery Workshops, Arizona

Cloth Binding - Five Saturdays, 20th April - 18th May 2013 - $550
Cloth Binding - Monday-Friday, 8th-12th July 2013 - $550
Book Repair - Monday-Friday, 15th-19th July 2013 - $550
Boxes and Enclosures - Monday-Friday, 22nd-26th July 2013 - $550
Non-adhesive binding - Five Saturdays, 7th September - 5th October 2013 - $525
Let's make gifts! - Three Saturdays, 2nd-16th November 2013 - $300

and the Leather/Vellum Classes workshops are................

Half leather - Five Saturdays, 13th July - 10th August 2013 - $525
Half leather - Monday-Friday, 5th-9th August 2013 - $525
Full calf - Monday-Friday, 12th-16th August 2013 - $525
Limp leather - Monday-Friday, 16th-20th September 2013 - $525
Limp vellum - Wednesday-Saturday, 9th-12th October 2013 - $400

Further details are available from www.pantherpeakbindery.com

Arthur Green - Bookbinding Workshops in Oxfordshire

These workshops will provide students with a step-by-step tutorial on traditional bookbinding styles, with a little bit of the history thrown in too. Participants will also learn about the tools, materials and terminology of the craft. One and two-day workshops are held on Saturdays throughout the year and run from 9:30am to 4:30 pm. All workshops are held in an 18th century school house in the middle of Eynsham village, just west of Oxford. The workshops are in small groups of six or less and all levels are welcome.

Fee: £65 per day, including lunch, tea/coffee, and all materials.

Further information is available from Arthur at:

The Bartholomew Rooms
The Square
Eynsham
Oxon, OX29 4HW

tel: 07921457174
email: arthurfgreen@yahoo.co.uk

North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA - Workshops

WorkshopsShort courses and workshops in bookbinding, paper arts and calligraphy.

Special Hanji workshop: uses for Korean paper in art and conservation
6th-7th April 2013
Saturday-Sunday
Instructor: Aimee Lee and Minah Song

Fundamentals of bookbinding II
20th April - 18th May 2013
Saturdays
Instructor: Amy Lapidow

Fundamentals of bookbinding I
22nd-26th April 2013
Monday-Friday
Instructor: Erin Fletcher

Fundamentals of bookbinding II
29th April - 3rd May 2013
Monday-Friday
Instructor: Erin Fletcher

Schedule and details online: www.nbss.edu

American Academy of Bookbinding, Telluride, Colorado

WorkshopsSewing Structures
22nd-26th April 2013
with Brenda Parsons
The workshop will concentrate on various methods of sewing that will include link stitch and sewing on single and double cords using herringbone or ‘all along’ sewing. Sewing using a concertina guard will be practiced. Various styles of endpapers will be constructed and attached to the textblocks. Participants will practice the various sewing structures on models and will leave with a nice reference library of sewing structures. Students interested in pursuing the Diploma Program should have 3 textblocks for sewing and endpaper attachment, and the books should not be more than one inch thick and 12 inches tall. The textblock needs to be treated in advance. This a required class in the Diploma Program and is open to students who have taken the paper conservation class or have equivalent experience.

Fundamentals/Intermediate Fine Binding
29th April-10th May 2013
with Monique Lallier
Two weeks $1500
his class is an entry-level class for the Fine Binding and Book Conservation programs. In this class, students will learn and develop an understanding of traditional bookbinding techniques, beginning with a laced-on, leather covered board structure. The class will introduce and further acquaint students with techniques needed in future fine binding and specialty courses at the Academy. Students will become familiar with hand sewing using a sewing frame, rounding and backing, edge decoration, weaving headbands, as well as leather paring and applying leather to their books. The focus of the class will be on learning and reinforcing sound bookbinding techniques with special emphasis on working with leather. All students will complete at least one full-leather book in the course. Students will also be introduced to elements of leather onlay, blind tooling, leather embossing and other fundamental decorative techniques. No fine binding experience is required for this course and may be repeated as needed or desired.

Full Leather Miniature Binding
13th-17th May 2013
with Gabrielle Fox
One week $800
In this five-day class we will complete a full leather miniature binding. This will begin with explanations and demonstrations of how to collate and organize sheets for minature books which often come in formats not similar to larger book sheets. The completed binding will include coloring the head of the pages, silk woven headbands and onlays using back paring. Structural differences, materials choices, design considerations and discussion of boxes and housing of miniatures will be intergrated throughout the course.

Intermediate/Advanced Binding
20th-31st May 2013
with Don Glaister
This two-week class is designed to help students with varying levels of experience in fine binding to refine and review their techniques, develop more advanced and sophisticated ones and even invent new techniques. Emphasis will also be placed on binding design and design execution. Some of the more advanced techniques that may be explored are: elaborate woven headbands, edge gilding, gold, blind and painted tooling, inlays and onlays of leather or other materials. Students will work independently on their particular projects, with close monitoring and guidance from the instructor. They will be encouraged to explore various design concepts and decorative techniques, depending upon their level of experience and expertise. The class may be used as a review of the binding process or to concentrate on a few, or even one specific technique. The AAB Fundamental/Intermediate Binding class, or equivalent, is a prerequisite for this class and it may be repeated as needed.

Fundamentals of Gold Tooling
3rd-7th June 2013
with Don Glaister
Perfectly executing gold tooling on the surface of leather bindings has been a goal (often elusive) of bookmakers for centuries. Done successfully, gold tooling is magic. Done unsuccessfully, gold tooling.... isn't. This five-day class will introduce students to fundamental techniques and practices that will enable them to successfully transform drawn designs on paper to sparkling gold designs on leather. Students will learn to prepare drawings, cut and handle gold leaf, and do blind and gold tooling. While work in class will be on designs with straight lines, the techniques learned will be applicable to designs with curved lines as well. No tooling experience is necessary to enroll in this class, though some experience with leather bookbinding is desirable.

Edge to Edgier
10th-14th June 2013
with Peter Geraty
The secret to good edge gilding is technique and practice..... You do not have to shed blood under a full moon! In this class students will be guided to explore and accomplish several types of edge treatments including solid edge gilding, rough edge gilding and gilding in the rough (what's the difference?), colored and decorated edges, gauffered edges and maybe even some fore edge painting. Additional techniques will include mulitcolored edges with gold and/or palladium flakes, sponged, painted, tooled and painted edges. Over the course of the week students will have the opportunity to experiment with these techniques but emphasis will be placed on solid edge gilding as that is the most intimidating one requiring the most repetition to achieve success and confidence. Students will leave this class with the knowledge to invent and configure their own style. No prior bookbindng skills are necessary although a knowledge of tools and materials is helpful.

For more information, catalog, and/or to register,
please visit www.bookbindingacademy.org

School for Formal Bookbinding, Wilkes Barre, PA

This is the class list for the School's upcoming 2013 classes.

1st-5th April 2013: Cloth Binding Conservation
8th-12th April 2013: Leather Binding Conservation

6th-10th May 2013: Foundations of Hand Bookbinding
13th-17th May 2013: Introduction to Case Binding

1st-2nd June 2013: Introduction to Titling and Tooling
10th-14th June 2013: Introduction to Leather Binding
17th-21st June 2013: Full Leather Binding

15th-19th July 2013: Foundations of Hand Bookbinding
22nd-26th July 2013: Introduction to Case Binding

10th-14th September 2013: Introduction to Leather Binding
17th-21st September 2013: Full Leather Binding

21st-25th October 2013: Cloth Binding Conservation 28th October - 1st November 2013: Leather Binding Conservation

For more information about individual classes or tuition and housing fees, please visit the website at www.donrashfinebookbinder.com.

BINDING re:DEFINED

Here are the first workshops for the 2013 programme from BINDING re:DEFINED. There are some exciting new things on our list along with old favourites. We hope there is something for everyone and to see you soon.

Onion Skin Binding
19th-21st April 2013
Tutor: Benjamin Elbel
Benjamin Elbel has devised a binding in which the spine is built up in layers and produces a stunning pattern. As a multi-leaved book format with the spine layering acting as a continuous compensating guard, the Onion Skin Binding is ideal for mounting single sheets of text, artwork or photographs. Benjamin has developed variations for this beautiful and contemporary structure, which will be offered in future workshops.

Please visit the website for further details and the rest of this year's programme. www.bookbindingworkshops.com.

Bookbinding Courses at Dillington House, Somerset – October, November and for 2013

You probably already know that Urchfont Manor, which hosted bookbinding courses for many years, has now closed.  With the approval of Maureen Duke, who tutored the Urchfont courses for many years and built up the very full complement of equipment, we are delighted to let you know that a new host for the bookbinding courses has now been found at Dillington House. It is not far from Taunton, about 10 - 15 minutes from Junction 25 of the M5. The Director and staff at Dillington are very positive about having the bookbinding there, and virtually all the equipment that was at Urchfont will be moved to Dillington. The timetable will also be the same as that at Urchfont.

 Four courses are planned for 2013, as follows:
             29th April – 3rd May   
            1st – 5th July
            9th – 13th September
            25th – 29th November

The tutors will be those who had been due to teach at Urchfont,:  John Jameson, Sarah Jarrett-Kerr, John Pursey and Angela Sutton (specific course tutors to be confirmed).  In addition, there are two events in the immediate future (details below).

Dillington is a lovely place, and although the courses are somewhat more expensive than Urchfont, the food is very good (we have tried it!), the accommodation is five star, and there has been substantial  recent investment in a new building which includes accommodation and stunning new studios, so Dillington seems to have a secure future!

We do hope that you will support this new venture not only next year, but particularly in two ways right now: firstly by sending your contact details to Dillington (via the website above) so that they can add you to the mailing list to receive all the details of the coming courses and secondly by considering coming to either of the two events below which we hope will be well supported and enjoyed despite the short notice. Dillington is taking bookings for both of these now, and we know they have already had some people book on the November course, which is great news.

Further details are available from www.dillington.com
or by contacting dillington@somerset.gov.uk or 01460 258648.

Book Conservation Weekend Workshops in Northampton 2013

vidler

Karen Vidler established Book Conservation Services (previously Karen Vidler Book Conservation) in 2006. She is a book conservator with over 15 years experience in the conservation and restoration of books. She is also a qualified bookbinder as well as specialist in the conservation and care of leather bindings.

Karen has several years experience in delivering conservation and restoration training and is pleased to offer the workshops below. Each workshop is intended for students of bookbinding or conservation courses as well as qualified book conservators, paper conservators or archives conservators. All workshops take place at the Northampton studio and run from 10-5 pm each day to allow participants' time for travel. Karen and her staff are happy to help participants find accommodation during the workshops and lunch is provided.

Please contact Karen for further information on the workshops at karen@bookconservationservices.co.uk

Workshop 121: Conservation of Leather Bindings
Description: This four-day workshop is designed to give an overview of the specific conservation needs and techniques for the conservation of leather bookbindings. Teaching is delivered using lectures, demonstrations and practical work to be completed by the participants under the supervision of our Senior Book and Paper Conservator, Karen Vidler.

Course will include:
- Manufacture and deterioration of leather
- Documentation and examination
- Ethics and treatment options
- Treating degraded bookbinding leather
- Board reattachment techniques
- Leather dyeing and paring for repairs

Dates - Over two weekends by mutual agreement. Course will be repeated throughout the year depending on numbers
Max - 4 participants
Cost - £300 p.p. includes materials (15% discount for students, proof required)
Location - Northampton, NN1, UK

Workshop 122: Individual Book Conservation Training
Description: This four-day workshop focuses on individual book conservation projects presented by the participants. They will be given individual instruction in treatment and repair options and demonstrations in performing the conservation work to be completed under the supervision of the Senior Book and Paper Conservator, Karen Vidler. Karen will discuss each project with the participant before the commencement of the workshop.

Course will cover information and techniques that arise from the individual projects.

Dates - Over two weekends by mutual agreement. Course will be repeated throughout the year depending on numbers
Max - 4 participants
Cost - £300 p.p. includes basic materials (15% discount for students, proof required)
Location - Northampton, NN1, UK

Further information about Book Conservation services can be found at the website www.bookconservationservices.co.uk

Workshops & Short Courses at the Black Fox Bindery in North London

Nicky Oliver offers a range of courses and workshops at Black Fox Bindery from beginners' bookbinding and box-making to advanced book design classes such as leather dyeing techniques and onlay work. Nicky can also tailor classes to your requirements. All materials and equipment are provided.

Please contact her on nicky@blackfoxbindery.com or 07929 549 140 for details and bookings.

North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA - Full-time Bookbinding Program

WorkshopsEstablished in 1986, this popular two-year program attracts students who share a passion for books and materials, problem-solving, the creative process and working with their hands to make, restore and preserve books and other printed cultural treasures. Students learn fundamental bookbinding techniques including tool use and modification, non-adhesive bindings, cloth and paper bindings of various styles, edition binding and an introduction to book repair and conservation. The second year provides a comprehensive examination of leather bindings, decorative tooling and finishing and re-backing and repair of leather bindings. Advanced paper treatments including washing and deacidification and other conservation procedures are covered.

For more information go to: www.nbss.edu

Handmade Art Workshops, London

Handmade Art Workshops design and deliver unique analogue art projects that encourage hands on creativity. We are artists, designers & craftswomen combining our experience and skills to teach drawing, printing and bookbinding to a range of ages and in a variety of community settings.

'Get a Sketchbook' is suitable for anyone over the age of eleven. It aims to engage its participants with the importance of sketchbooks in the creative process by enabling them to work with two professional artists and a bookbinder to make and use their own personalised hand-made, hardbound sketchbooks. These sessions can be booked individually or as a three session package.

Stages of the 'Get a Sketchbook' workshop:

Workshop 1
Relief printing a cover using an etching press for your own sketchbook with artist Rachel Thomson
running time 2 hours
numbers max 20
price £250 includes materials & refreshments

Workshop 2
Making and binding your own sketchbook with professional book binder Nicky Oliver
running time 2 hours
numbers max 20
price £250 includes materials & refreshments

Workshop 3
Introduction to use of sketchbooks, speed drawing and information gathering involving use of different media with artist Agnes Mitchell
running time 2 hours
numbers max 20
price £250 includes materials & refreshments

Binding in Powys at The Farthing Press & Bindery with Alan Fitch

There are available a variety of courses, which run through out the year, offering the opportunity to learn in an idyllic location and relaxed atmosphere. With only a maximum of three people on any one course, tuition is on a very personal level, with each student having their own work station and all tools and materials supplied.

The courses run from Monday - Friday (9 - 5). Over the period of the course you will be guided through all the aspects of bookbinding, relevant to each course. There are at present four courses available:

Basic Course - This course has been designed for the beginner and covers all the basics of binding a book.

Refresher/Repair Course - This course is designed for the student who :
- Has completed the Basic Course but would like to spend more time developing their basic skills before moving on to finer things.
- Has had some experience in the past of binding a case bound, round and backed book but would like to refresh their skills.
- Would like to develop their skills in repairing old cloth cased books.

Full Leather Course - This course is for the person who wants to develop their bookbinding skills and progress to binding in leather.

2 Day Bookmaking Course - This course has been designed to allow you to spend two days making a variety of types and styles of book, none of which require any specialist equipment or tools.

Accommodation is available

For further detail please telephone +44 (0)1938 590733

The School for Bookbinding Arts, Winchester, VA

The school is committed to providing quality training in the craft of hand bookbinding. Its ongoing series of two-day workshops is designed to teach techniques that are immediately useful to the student as well as to create a solid foundation of skills for further bookbinding study. The curriculum includes both basic and advanced courses that are geared toward the needs of book dealers, collectors and anyone interested in learning the art of hand bookbinding. Each workshop features demonstrations of the techniques being taught coupled with ample supervised practice time for the student. A complete package of printed notes accompanies each of the workshops to aid the student in assimilating the body of information being presented.

Workshops are taught in the studios of Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding near Winchester, Virginia. Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding is a fully operational hand bookbinding and book restoration facility established in 1991 by Jill Deiss. Instructors for THE SCHOOL FOR BOOKBINDING ARTS include Jill Deiss, Dee Evetts, Susan McCabe and Bill Deiss.

Foundation Level Course

Beginning Cloth Binding Restoration: This course teaches a wide variety of skills that are immediately useful for the repair of cloth bindings and also serves as a foundation for later courses. Techniques taught include: repairing damaged corners, endcaps and joints on cloth bindings; toning of discolorations; and minor paper repair techniques. Limited to 9 students. $235

Beginning Leather Binding Restoration: Students will learn various treatments for leather bindings including repairs for damaged corners, endcaps, and joints. Also included are techniques for polishing and improving the condition of leather surfaces. $235

Advanced Cloth Binding Restoration: Learn the professional technique for restoring a cloth binding using original boards and spine. Requires Beginning Cloth Binding Restoration for participation. Limited to 7 students. $235

Advanced Leather Binding Restoration: The leather reback is the companion repair to the cloth reback but for leather bindings. All portions of the original binding are retained in this professional restoration. Techniques for thinning and paring leather will be featured in this workshop. Requires Beginning Leather Binding Restoration for participation. Limited to 7 students. $235

New Cloth Bindings: Two styles of new bindings will be taught to enable students to put covers on books that have lost their original bindings. Introduction to book titling will be featured as well as methods for endsheet attachment. Limited to 9 students. $235

Clamshell Box Construction: Students will learn the craft of creating custom-fit clamshell boxes. Limited to 9 students. $235

Paper Marbling [Beginning & Advanced]: Students will learn many traditional marbled patterns as well as how to set up their own marbling studios. Inquire for course fee.

Further information from:
540-662-2683
www.CatTailRun.com
email: info@cattailrun.com

Learn to bind in Surrey

For those wishing to learn bookbinding, The Otter Bindery offers classes, for all levels from beginners upwards.  For further details please check the website www.otterbookbinding.com or telephone 01932 845976.  The classes diary can be found here

Subjects covered include paper repair, book restoration, gold finishing, box making and fine binding, contemporary styles, traditional styles and wooden bookbinding.

Otter Bindery workshops are available to tutor groups, schools, art centres, businesses and institutions.

Bookbinding and Restoration Workshops with Douglas Mitchell

For over nine years, Douglas Mitchell has been holding various workshops covering all aspects of Paper Conservation and Book Restoration at 'Beginners', 'Intermediate' and 'Advanced' Levels. They are held three times a year at a beautiful location in the Lake District and are residential. For details contact Doug Mitchell on booksurgeon@gmail.com or the colleges website, Higham Hall.

Other residential courses during the year are held at Reaseheath College Cheshire and Knuston Hall Northamptonshire. He also holds one day workshops in Suffolk, (Judith Viesner studios), London (SOB London region) and at Knuston Hall Northamptonshire.

Doug is a City and Guilds, Apprenticed Bookbinder, working at The British Museum and Foreign Office binderies and currently working as a Book and Paper Conservator and Gold Leaf Finisher at The British Library with 40 years experience.

CBL Ascona, Switzerland

The Association centro del bel libro in Ascona is the parent institution of an internationally known and recognised technical school with the specialised areas of Bookbinding and Design and Book and Paper Conservation. The Association exists for the continued development and ever higher qualification of its instructors in both areas. Competitions and exhibitions help inform the public about their activities and expand public awareness of the book. The Association makes it possible for experts in related fields and for interested laypeople to acquire knowledge and skills pertaining to the book through special courses of instruction. The Association is a not for profit organisation. Its departments assure the smooth functioning of the school and an especially well organised office assists course participants with their stay in Ascona. The Directorate, among other duties, is charged with attracting new supporting members for the Association to ensure the continued work and development of the School. Should you be in agreement with the stated goals of the Association - we would be pleased to welcome you as a new member!

Department of Bookbinding and Design - The study areas of Bookbinding and Design offer discerning bookbinders the opportunity of technical and creative challenges. Course participants have the opportunity to further their qualifications through learning internationally recognised methods and techniques, are able to hone their skills and increase their knowledge, evaluate themselves and be inspired by colleagues. They will exchange ideas and find paths in creativity and through self reflection; paths which open up by being away from job demands and daily stress, away from routine, and the pressures of time and expectations of productivity. The annually changing course offerings are continually enhanced by timely developments to expand students' depth of understanding. They include classic hand bookbinding techniques, such as the French full leather binding, the Bradel technique, as well as hand gilding. Another area of program concentration is the contemporary design of bookbindings, in which design, technique and material complement each other and fulfil the functional and qualitative aspects of a book.

Department Book and Paper Conservation - The study of book and paper conservation at the centro del bel libro ascona assures further education specifically for book and paper restorers and delivers timely, inclusive and internationally recognised competencies in theory and practical applications. Scientific bases of restoration, restoration ethics, as well as documentation and decision making are encouraged and fostered in order to increase the knowledge of course participants in these areas. The opportunity to engage in dialogue in related disciplines, support and evaluation of innovation, and most of all development of practical skills to assure correct restoration and conservation measures - all are addressed in this context. The exchange of ideas among experts, and the addition of highly specialised guest lecturers provide the best conditions for exploring all relevant subjects in depth. Highly qualified teachers, a pleasant study and work environment, course participants from countries world wide, and the much renowned southern joie de vivre facilitate learning, ignite the desire to learn and communicate, and reward the student with improved self confidence. Building on these facts, it becomes an easy task to develop conventions for the protection of our cultural heritage, the book - a task which the centro del bel libro ascona has set itself and which it fulfils.

Further information regarding courses programs can be found on the school's web site at: www.cbl-ascona.ch

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