New online, practice-based building conservation course: Mortars for Repair and Conservation

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Monday, 7 December, 2020 to Tuesday, 8 December, 2020

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is delighted to announce a new online and practice-based building conservation training course, titled Mortars for Repair and Conservation.

The course is Monday, December 7 to Tuesday, December 8, 2020, and comprises a 2-day practical workshop complemented by online units. The Building Conservation Masterclass is bookable now, with the online element to be done in advance starting from Monday, November 23, 2020.

Targeted at architects, surveyors, engineers, stonemasons, carpenters, bricklayers, conservators and graduates, this course offers the opportunity to learn how to analyse historic mortars, recognise defects commonly found on historic structures, carry out a condition report and develop appropriate remedial work options.

Following a grant from Historic England, the course is the first of a new programme aiming to increase the flexibility of and access to training for building conservators. Students receive two weeks (10 hours total) of online self-paced learning, with scheduled live support, followed by hands-on practice of repair techniques on the purpose-built Ruinette at the College.

Find out more and book your place by Friday 20 November via the website: