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Tuesday 19th September 2017 10.30am – 4.30pm Leathersellers’ Hall, 7 St Helen’s Place, London EC3A 6AB 10.30 Registration and Coffee 11.00-11.10 Introduction to the day – Mike Redwood 11.10-11.30 The Science of Leathering – Tony Covington 11.30-12.50 The Enigma of Japanese Leather: A Comparative Historical Approach to Japanese ‘White’ Leather – Yuko Nishimura and Shoji Nobi plus short video 12.50-13.00 Round up of morning session/Questions 13.00-14.00 Lunch break 14.00-14.15 The History of Brain Tannage in the Americas – Theresa Kamper (video presentation) 14.15-14.35 Decorated Leather on Japanese Arms and Armour, Ian

5 days CPD training for Conservators (10 -12 participants only) Main Subjects: Understanding Leather Understanding the threats to the preservation of leather in your collection The course is a mixture of theory and practical (tanning, handling different leathers and examining deterioration problems). Each aspect of leather production is explored in both a theoretical and practical way, and explained in relation to deterioration processes and resultant care and conservation problems. Participants will have opportunities to try some of the production methods using both modern and traditional techniques. Experienced professionals are on-hand to

The Centre celebrates Anne Lama receiving her Doctorate from the University of Northampton. Anne Lama recently received her Doctorate from the University of Northampton. Her PhD thesis was entitled “The effect of the leather manufacturing processes on bacterial growth in tannery effluent”. Anne is continuing her research at the Centre into acid deterioration of leather, in collaboration with the University.

Our annual Conservation of Leather Course will be held at West Dean from 2-5 March 2009. More information is available at the West Dean website: Or contact Liz Campbell at: Telephone: +44(0) 1234 818219

Delegates from the East Midlands Museums Service came to the LCC this November for a day of training on the Care of Leather. Fourteen delegates came from across the region to spend the day discussing handling, storage, display and identification of leather objects, with reference to particular problems in their collections.

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