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Conservation of Non-ferrous Metals

Selected dates from Wednesday 6 March 2019 to Wednesday 20 March 2019

Forth Valley College

Enthusiast, Professional
Most technical
A metal panel featuring a design of a person sitting down

Discover the issues associated with non-ferrous metals in Scotland’s historic built environment. 

Study materials including bronze and brass, their cultural significance and how they've been used in traditional buildings.

You will get an overview of the cultural significance of non-ferrous metals in Scottish architecture from the medieval period to the 20th century, and the diversity of items manufactured in non-ferrous metals including:

  • Window and door ironmongery

  • Light fittings

  • Pipes and fittings

  • Roof coverings and ornament

  • External statuary 

Learn the fundamental characteristics and physical properties of non-ferrous metals, and the metallurgical processes for producing alloys. 

You'll also learn current conservation principles and how to undertake appropriate repairs, from an initial survey, through to specification, procurement and on-site repair of existing or installation of new material – all according to best current principles of best conservation practice.

This course includes site visits. Previous site visits have included:

  • Graciella Ainsworth Studios (Edinburgh)

  • Powderhall Foundry (Edinburgh)

  • Edinburgh bronze sculpture sites

This course will run on the following dates:

Wednesday 6, 13 and 20 March

Select from 3 available dates until Wed 20 Mar 2019

(This calendar is for informational purposes only, please select a date when booking your tickets.)

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