The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) presents the Wood Identification workshop in collaboration with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT). Suzana Radivojevic will be teaching the workshop at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on January 29-31, 2019.
The workshop will provide practical and theoretical training in wood identification that will allow participants to identify the wood species of an unknown wood sample. While focusing on North American and selected exotic wood species that are prominent materials in our culture, participants will acquire comprehensive knowledge and skill sets applicable to identification of any unknown wood sample. The workshop is designed to teach wood morphology and anatomy at all structural levels as an essential basis for wood identification using macroscopic and microscopic techniques. The instruction integrates lectures with slide presentations, demonstration, hands-on exercise and ample use of reference materials. Emphasis is given to hands-on exercise in sampling, sample preparation, macroscopic and microscopic wood identification techniques, proficiency in using wood identification literature and resources and immediate integration of lectured material into practice.
The workshop is designed for conservation professionals working with architectural wood or wooden objects of historic or artistic significance. No prior knowledge of microscopy or wood anatomy is necessary. The fee for this course is $399 for AIC members; $549 for non-AIC members. Limited to 18 participants.
For more information, visit <URL: http://www.conservation-us.org/wood-id> or contact courses<at>conservation-us.org.