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Sunday 11 January 2015 (Categories: Non ICOM/ICOM-CC, Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures, Paintings, Textiles)

Wednesday 04 March to Friday 06 March 2015

The course will consist of an historical over view of thangkas, it will touch on the geometry and design elements and focus on current conservation techniques.

The 3 day practical workshop led by Teresa Heady will cover the conservation of all elements of Buddhist Thangkas. Concentrating mainly on how to examine, analyze materials, condition check, consolidate, support and treat the different surfaces. There will be practical conservation elements that deal with the painted surface, the textiles borders, the cording and the rods. Throughout the workshop there will be time to discuss different conservation approaches and the philosophical and religious aspects of conserving sacred and cultural important objects.

There will also be the opportunity to see objects from the V&A’s Thangka Collection with Dr. John Clarke, Curator of the Himalayan and Southeast Asian Collections.

This course is open to conservators and conservation students. 

Cost: £350.00
A discount will be available for students, ICOM-CC, AIC, CCI and ICON members.

Please contact or Anne Bancroft for further information.

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