Horn Centre also offers the highest level of further education. The idea being, that new techniques which originate from research activities are then implemented in the practical work of the conservator-restorers. To do so an educational structure is needed. This is offered at Horn.
At the moment the courses being offered are intended to further the expertise of colleagues.
Later there will be courses aimed mainly at conveying research results. Courses offered will be at the highest level, and will not be repeated. The courses are all intended for further professional development.
- The Deterioration of Leather and Parchment in the Light of the Possible Impact of Conservation, Restoration and Storage”
2nd to 4th July 2013 - Lecturer: Dr. René Larsen
- Hyperspectral Images
29th July - 2nd Aug. 2013 – Lecturers: Roberto Padoan and Marvin Klein
Mastering Materials, Techniques and Concepts
5th – 9thAug. 2013 - Lecturer Mag. Dominic Chan
- The Understanding and Analysis of Organic Materials in Art Capita selecta: proteins; natural organic dyes and pigments
2nd – 6th September 2013 - Lecturer: Dr. Jan Wouters
- Understanding of Asian Bookbinding Techniques
9th – 13th September 2013 - Lecturer: Lin Zhang Freund
- Microorganisms on Books – Detection – Identification – Conservation Measures
16th – 20th September 2013 - Lecturer: Dr. Harald Riedl
- Methods for degraded book paper analysis and preventive conservation techniques with inorganic nanomaterials
30th Sept. - 4th Oct. 2013 Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Rodica Ion
Book-Bindings Conservation-Restoration after Christorpher Clarksons Methods – the 18th Century Book
7th-11th October Lecturer: Blanka Augustin MA
- "Der deutschsprachige Großstadtroman im 20. Jahrhundert - Sprache - Aufbau - Struktur"
14th – 18th Oct. 2013 - Lecturer: Rudolf Aubrunner
- Decorated Paper - Recognizing, Classifying and Manufacturing
28th- 30th Oct. 2013 - Lecturer: Mag. Ilse Mühlbacher
- Fundamental aspects of organic chemistry and analysis for conservators
4th – 8th November 2013 - Lecturer: Dr. Jan Wouters
All Courses start at 10 am on the first day and finish at 5 pm on the last course day.
All courses are confirmed 1 mounth before they take place. In case the course will not be fully booked, so far registered participants will be informed 4 weeks before the course that it will not take place.
Special material will be brought by the course lecturer and might cause extra costs.
Information about the rooms is provided 3 days before the course, in case you wish for this information earlier, please do contact Mrs. Wieland actively, she will be happy to help you.
We explicitely draw your kind attention to the fact, that it cannot be excluded that you cut, poisen or burn etc. yourself during practical sessions by your own fault. Each participant must take precausions i.e. have basic knowledge in handling tools respectively chemicals and an insurence him/her self before the course starts. The Verein Buchstadt Horn does not take over any guarantee or responsibility.
Accommodation during the course within the building (guesthouse) is obligatory and included in the price. The guesthouse offeres a kitchen where participants can prepare their own meals and the close connection to the venue is of advantage, but there is no TV and no telefone in the rooms. Internet is available in the rooms with a direct connection.
In case you would like a hotel, which is 5 minutes walk from the venue, but provides all facilities a hotel normaly has, we ask you to express this explicitely, so we can make reservation and the extra billing for you.
The cultural programme offered by the Book town of Horn can be found under the following link: http://www.horn.gv.at/ under the "Veranstaltungskalender".
.....and if you plan to stay a bit longer, here are the possibilities what you can visit.