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Kathleen Garness <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 6 Feb 2009 16:00:31 -0600
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Had to forward this on - the first class just makes me want to sign  
up right now! : ) (I edited out the other, kind of obscure book- 
related classes. If you are interested in them either email Cheryl  
Porter or contact me off-list.)


Begin forwarded message:
> SUMMER 2009
> Montefiascone is a small medieval walled city about 100 k (80  
> miles) north of Rome, on Lake Bolsena. Since 1988 conservators and  
> others interested in books and their history have come together to  
> work, to learn and to enjoy this special place. The summer 2009  
> programme is as follows:
> Week 1:  July 27th-31st
> Re-creating the medieval Palette
> Through illustrated lectures, participants will examine the story  
> of colour in medieval times. The class will address the history,  
> geography, chemistry and iconographic importance, and the actual  
> techniques of colour manufacture, with special reference to  
> manuscript painting. Using original recipes, participants will make  
> and paint out the colours. No previous experience is necessary.
> Course tutor: Cheryl Porter
> Cheryl Porter is Manager of Conservation and Preservation at the  
> Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and Deputy Director of the Project.   
> She has been Director of the Montefiascone Project since its  
> inception in 1988. After graduating from Camberwell College of Arts  
> and Crafts, she worked with the Paintings Analysis Unit at  
> University College London analysing the use of pigments in  
> manuscripts. From 1992 to 2007 she worked as a freelance  
> conservator. She has published many articles concerning colour in  
> manuscripts and has lectured in the USA, Australia and throughout  
> Europe.
> The cost of the classes is: 445 British pounds  ($640 US, 500 Euro)  
> per week and includes all tuition(which is in English) and (most)  
> materials. The Montefiascone Project is a not-for-profit  
> organization, and all extra monies are used to finance the  
> cataloguing and the conservation and preservation of the collection.
> For further information or to register for one week or more, please  
> contact Cheryl Porter:
> <[log in to unmask]>.
> More information is on the website: <>
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