Heritage Education - Traditional Surface Finishes

Event Details

  • Oct
    19 - 20
    Heritage Education - Traditional Surface Finishes 08:30am - 04:30pm Day 1 : Narryna Heritage Museum Battery Point Day 2 : 79 High Street, Oatlands. CPD Points: 4 Region South This is a 2 day event.

    ArchitectsBuildersBuilding Designers

Presented by: the Heritage Education and Skills Centre

Facillitators : Brad Williams and Alan Townsend

This course provides an overview of approaches as to how you can conserve and create authentic surface finishes for historic interiors and exteriors using traditional materials and methods. We examine a range of traditional finishes such as limewash, milk paint, distemper, waxes and oil-based paints - set within a conservation context of like-for like approaches and compatible materials. Surface finishes are an important part of how a heritage place is presented and how traditional materials can have a range of environmental and physical advantages over their modern counterparts. We will examine approaches to interior finishes, including painting of walls, ceilings and joinery, traditional wallpapers, woodgraining, floor finishing as well as exterior approaches including finishing of exterior timberwork, masonry etc. We will examine in-situ examples of important traditional finishes and understand how these can be conserved. We will look at examples of where modern finishes have compromised traditional finishes and what can be done to reinstate or recreate such finishes. The principles of material properties will be a key part of this course and we will assist participants to build their knowledge of approaches to suit their own projects. This course will be held at the Narryna Heritage Museum which has a remarkable array of important finishes, both original and recreated. On the second day we will visit the Commissariat at Oatlands to brainstorm approaches to conservation

We will examine approaches to interior finishes, including painting of walls, ceilings and joinery, traditional wallpapers, woodgraining, floor finishing as well as exterior approaches including finishing of exterior timberwork, masonry etc.

Participants must attend both days to be eligible for CPD points.

Cost :

The Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board subsidy is available for this course for trades people. Please select the "TBCITB Free" button when registering.

$420.00 for non trades people.

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