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Course Preventive Conservation for Archaeological Collections
Date offered TBA
Location TBA
Instructor Judy Logan
Institution Canadian Conservation Institute

Course Outline


This seminar will be an introduction to preventive conservation as it applies to archaeological collections.


Participants will learn to identify the possible risks to collections, determine when objects are indeed at risk, and recognize and control major risks such as active corrosion on metals, mold and other pests, and the human element. Visual inspections and monitoring RH will be discussed, along with storage environments for archaeological objects, and package and support materials for collections. Conditions unique to archaeology materials, such as contamination from burial environments and potentially hazardous degradation of materials in storage, will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Archaeologists, students of archaeology, and collections managers who deal with archaeological collections

Attendance Maximum 20 participants
Duration 1 day
Instructor(s) Judy Logan

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