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Page Updated (December 13th, 2017) @ (02:55 pm)Venue: KRVIA, Mumbai 18 – 21 December 2017 Aim The course will introduce some of the key philosophical issues and practical challenges which arise in the conservation of stained glass in historic buildings. Content A four-day hands-on practical course in collaboration with Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Sciences is designed to provide an understanding on the stained glass as a historic material and also focus on various aspects related to use of stained glass in a historic building, which includes manufacture, cutting and fixing of glass along with its conservation. The theory behind the use and conservation of stained glass will be supported by illustrative discussions and practical hands-on sessions at the site and studios. A guided tour of a project site and conservation studios will demonstrate how some of the issues and problems of stained glass conservation are being addressed. Specially designed practical sessions taken by working professionals in the field will provide a unique opportunity for participants to work alongside traditional craftspeople and gain hands-on experience of working with historic stained glass. this will help illustrate and discuss a range of issues and challenges related to stained glass conservation with professionals, experts and craftspeople. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, the participants should
- develop an understanding of stained glass in historic context,
- assess the problems and issues associated with conservation of historic stained glass,
- gain an introduction to some of the key approaches and techniques to the conservation of stained glass through practical hands-on conservation
- start thinking critically about the present and future of traditional craft skills, especially those related to the use and conservation of historic stained glass.