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Subject: Course on identification of museum materials--schedule change

Course on identification of museum materials--schedule change

From: Sally Shelton <libsdnhm>
Date: Friday, July 15, 1994
The dates on the following course announcement have been revised to
accommodate an unforeseen scheduling problem as well as a conflict with
the IIC-CG meeting in Ottawa. On behalf of IAP and the instructors, I
apologize for the confusion. Please let me know if there are any
problems or questions. The course will be held **September 21-24**! Many

      a short course in collections management and conservation

Presented by the San Diego Natural History Museum in conjunction with
             International Academic Projects, London
                ***    September 21-24, 1994   ***

This is a four-day, intensive professional course on the practical
identification of museum materials, designed for anyone who works with
collections of historic, cultural, artistic or scientific objects.
Accurate identification of the materials from which objects are made is
vital to decisions in classification, conservation, documentation,
exhibition, and storage. The course will focus on identification of a
wide range of natural and manmade materials, using visual and physical
techniques. Identification of deteriorated and corroded surfaces and the
causes of deterioration will also be covered.

Materials to be studied and analyzed in depth include wood, bone, horn,
ivory, shell, glass, ceramics, metals, adhesives, plastics, and other
materials commonly found in museum objects. Emphasis is placed on
techniques that use a minimum of technological or destructive sampling

Both lecture and laboratory sessions will be offered. Participants are
encouraged to bring problematic materials from their own collections or
areas for discussion and identification. The course will be taught
primarily at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park.

Course instructors are Bob Child, BSc, FIIC, FSA, Head of Conservation,
National Museum of Wales, and Sally Shelton, MA, Collections
Conservation Specialist, San Diego Natural History Museum. Both are
visiting lecturers to the International Centre for the Study and
Restoration of Cultural Property (Rome), and have taught other IAP

Course fees are $225 for registrations postmarked on or before 1
September, $250 for those marked after. Course fees do not include
transportation, lodging, or meal costs.

For further information and registration, please contact Sally Shelton at
the following address:

    San Diego Natural History Museum
    P. O. Box 1390
    San Diego, CA   92112
    619-232-3821, x226
    Fax: 619-232-0248
    email libsdnhm [at] class__org

Support for this course is provided in part by the Bay Foundation
through a grant to International Academic Projects, London.

                   Conservation DistList Instance 8:8
                  Distributed: Tuesday, July 19, 1994
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Received on Friday, 15 July, 1994

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