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Subject: Course on care of collections

Course on care of collections

From: Jessica Johnson <tqaa345>
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 1994
April 13-16, 1994, South Florida Conservation Center and
April 20-23, 1994, Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas at Austin

A short course, Care of Collections, is being offered at the South
Florida Conservation Center and the Texas Memorial Museum, in
association with International Academic Projects, London

The aims of the course are to provide practical up-to-date information
on object deterioration, how to monitor deterioration and how to
minimize it. This refresher course is designed to meet the needs of all
museum professionals who care for historic and artistic works.  There
will be ample opportunities for group discussion and general networking.

The principal lecturer will be Robert Child, Head of Conservation,
National Museum of Wales, Advisor to The National Trust, U.K. and
visiting lecturer for the International Centre for the Study of the
Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome.

Topics to be covered include:

    *   What museum objects are made of, how they are constructed and
        how they deteriorate.

    *   Monitoring temperature, relative humidity, pollution and light.

    *   How to interpret monitoring results to evaluate damaging effects
        of the environment.

    *   How to evaluate the ability of the museum building to protect
        the collection and how to improve internal conditions.

    *   How to provide the best conditions for objects in storage and on
        display through the use of correct materials, storage containers
        and climate control.

Further information is available from:

    Jessica Johnson
    Course Coordinator
    Materials Conservation Lab
    Texas Memorial Museum
    BRC #122, 10100 Burnet
    Austin, TX  78758
    email TQAA345 [at] UTXVM__CC__UTEXAS__EDU


    John A. Maseman
    Course Coordinator
    South Florida Conservation Center
    3400 Spring Street 33062-2949
    Fax: 305-941-6690

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:48
                 Distributed: Thursday, January 6, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-48-002
Received on Wednesday, 5 January, 1994

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