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General conditions

School regulations of the centro del bel libro ascona

Valide from 01.11.2013

 

I   Principles and aim
1. Principles
The school regulations were established by the school commission and are based on article 18, paragraph 5, of the statutes of the Association “centro del bel libro ascona”.

2. Aim
The aim of the school regulations is to govern the business and administrative requirements of the school called “centro del bel libro ascona”.

 

II   Types of courses
Courses are differentiated in the following way:
a) Courses on bookbinding and book design with a specific program aimed at bookbinders and people with an adequate background
b) Courses on book conservation with a specific program aimed at bookbinders, conservators and people with an adequate background
c) Professional training courses for conservators, librarians, archivists and people professing similar jobs
d) Courses with special admission requirements

 

III  Languages
1. German
The courses are normally taught in German

2. Other languages
Explanations in Italian, French or English can be obtained with prior agreement of the teacher (to be mentioned on the registration form). Courses are taught in two languages. The languages will normally be confirmed to the participants on the invoice of the registration.

 

IV   Requisites of admission of the courses

1. Department of Bookbinding and Book Design
a) Handbookbinders with federal diploma
b) Handbookbinders with national certificate
c) Handbookbinders coming from countries where no formal training is offered but with proof of at least 4 years’ experience in handbookbinding
d) Apprentices in their last year of training

2. Department of Book and Paper Conservationg
a) Handbookbinders and conservators with federal diploma
b) Handbookbinders and conservators with national certificate
c) Conservators without certificate but with proof of at least 4 years’ ?experience in book conservation
d) Handbookbinders coming from countries where no formal training ?is offered but with proof of at least 4 years’ experience in handbook- binding.
Courses with special admission requirements are indicated separately in the course program.

3. Authority
The head of the department decides whether the admission requirements are fulfilled.

 

V    Requisites of admission of the courses

1. Registration
The written registration should be sent to the secretary of the centro del bel libro ascona 5 weeks before the beginning of the course (exceptions possible but subject to an agreement with the office).

2. Recognition of registration
Registration will only be recognised if the payment of the course fee has been made in time (mentioned in clause VI, paragraph 1).

3. Notification of registration and invoicing
If requirements have been fulfilled, the secretary will send the applicant a confirmation. The centro del bel libro ascona will send an invoice to the participants to pay the course fees.

 

VI    Registration fees

1. Deadline
In order to be accepted, candidates must pay the course fee before the last date for payment indicated by the secretary of the centro del bel libro ascona; generally thirty days before the course begins.

2. Refunds
For cancellation or non-attendance of a course, the following rules apply:
a) for an unjustifiable failure to attend a course, the total registration fee is forfeited on favor of the centro del bel libro ascona;
b) if written cancellation is made less than three weeks before the ?beginning of a course (according to postal date on the envelope), the centro del bel libro ascona has the right to retain one third of the course fees;
c) If course attendance is cancelled more than three weeks in advance (according to postal date on the envelope) or a doctor’s note for an illness or accident is provided, the participant’s registration fee will be refunded, except for a fifty Swiss francs administration fee;
d) If, for any reason, the course has to be cancelled, the registration fee will be fully refunded. The Association centro del bel libro ascona cannot be held responsible for any travel or accommodation expenses.

3. Scholarship grant
Participants can apply to the Foundation centro del bel libro ascona for financial assistance for fees and lodging. Please fill in the corresponding area on the application form. Participants will receive the necessary application form directly from the secretary of the Foundation of the centro del bel libro ascona.

4. Discount for members of cbl
Cbl members receive a discount of 5% on the course costs, directly deducted from the invoice.

5. Discount for non-members
Non-members can benefit from a discount if they attend courses two months in a row.

 

VII    Other costs

1. Materials
Leather, parchment, wood, gold and special papers will be billed depending on use. The cost of current material is included in the course fees.

2. Tools
The cost of the purchase of personal tools is the participants responsibility.

3. Insurance
The responsibility for insurance against accident and civil responsibility lies with the participants.

 

VIII    Classes

1. Class schedules
First day: 8.30 a.m. – 12 noon and 2 – 5 p.m. Following days: 8 a.m. – 12 noon and 2 – 5 p.m. Courses of 5 days and more: on the last day of the course, classes finish at 12 noon.

2. Break
There is a 30-minute break in the morning.

3. Presence during lunch time
Students can stay in the classroom during lunchtime with the approval of the course teacher. Any damage that occurs during this time is the responsibility of the participants.

4. Excursions
The course teacher can organize excursions which are considered part of the course as long as they are related to the course/topic.

 

IX    Conduct
In case of extremely inappropriate behavior, the head of department has the right to issue a warning or to expel the participant from the course.

 

X    Course certificates
At the end of the course, participants receive a certificate of attendance.

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Bubu Bookfactory, Mönchaltorf
Basler Buchbinder Verein, Basel
Raiffeisen Schweiz AG
Peyer Graphic AG, Lengnau
Winter & Company AG, Basel
Schmedt GmbH & Co, KG, Hamburg
Viscom, Bern
VSD, Bern
Fischer Papier, St. Gallen
Buchbinderei Grollimund AG, Reinach
Wolfau Druck AG, Weinfelden
KAPAG Karton + Papier AG, Muhen
Renfer AG Buchbinderei, Dübendorf
Buchbinderei Scherrer AG, Urdorf
Gramag Grafische Maschinen AG, Reiden
Chromos AG, Dielsdorf
Buchbinderei E. Keller AG, Wetzikon