• Mar 26
  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Joint RIAI & Heritage Contractors Register ‘Meet the Craftsman’ lecture by Sven Habermann from Conservation | Letterfrack

  • CPD Events
  • RIAI
Thursday 26 March 2020
1.00pm - 2.00pm
RIAI Member: €35; RIAI Practice Member: €25; Non-Member: €45
RIAI, 8 Merrion Square, D02 YE68

Event Information

Note: This CPD will be recorded for future delivery online via RIAI Digital Chalk.

The RIAI and Heritage Contractors Register presents a new monthly CPD series entitled ‘Meet the Craftsman’.

Sven Habermann, Manager and accredited lead conservator at Conservation|Letterfrack will present a lecture on investigative methods and techniques in timber conservation. Historic examples and case studies will demonstrate ways to understand deterioration of historic building interiors. The insights gained will help participants to plan and implement mitigation steps and should lead to the creation of accurate and workable specifications for a craft person to ensure the long-term preservation of historic timbers. Areas that will be examined are floors, ceilings, paneling and doors. Examples of investigative techniques such as paint cross section analysis, timber/ tool mark identification and dendrochronology will be shown in a practical context. 

Conservation | Letterfrack is a specialist company employing a team of highly-skilled conservator-restorers, craftspeople and other specialists to provide a professional service and consultancy throughout Ireland in the fields of conservation, restoration and collection care of wooden artefacts and historic timber interiors. Associated services are offered in museum display mounting, condition surveys and complex object handling.

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to focus on investigative methods and techniques of architectural interiors and wooden components through examples and case studies to assist architects to develop and compile workable  and sensible  specifications that will underpin the decision making process in the conservation of historic interiors.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course attendees should have gained an understanding of a range of investigative techniques and approaches in timber conservation. A reference bibliography of sources and materials will be available to attendees for future use.   

Event Format

Maximum 60 in lecture theatre style.

Note: Sandwich lunch with tea/coffee will be provided from 12.30. If you have any dietary requirements please contact Teresa Harte.

Please Note: The RIAI will charge a €10 administration fee on bookings cancelled more than 5 working days in advance of programme delivery. Cancellations made within 2-5 working days of programme delivery will be charged 75% of the full fee. Cancellations on the day of the programme or on the day before will result in the full amount being charged.