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Subject: Course on geological conservation

Course on geological conservation

From: Sally Shelton <libsdnhm>
Date: Friday, October 28, 1994
Preventive Conservation of Geological Materials
June 13-17, 1995
San Diego, CA, USA
Sponsored by International Academic Projects (London) and the San Diego
Natural History Museum

    Chris Collins, Conservator, Geological Conservation Unit Sedgwick
        Museum, Cambridge University

    Sally Shelton, Director of Collections Care and Conservation, San
        Diego Natural History Museum

This is an intensive 5-day professional short course for anyone
concerned with the care and conservation of geological-origin materials
in collections, architecture, and sites of cultural and scientific

Topics to be covered include:

    *   Nature, identification, and characteristic degradation of
        mineral and stone types.

    *   Environmental monitoring techniques and care of sensitive

    *   Cleaning, adhesion, and consolidation updates.

    *   Storage concerns; creating microenvironments.

    *   Special concerns of fossils and fossil-bearing materials.

    *   Special concerns of stone artefact collections.

    *   Health and safety concerns (arsenic, asbestos, lead, mercury,
        radon, etc.) in geological collections: testing and protection.

    *   Weathering, salt migration, and efflorescence.

    *   Conservation of geological sites and in situ preservation.

    *   Product information and materials testing.

For further information and addition to the mailing list, please

    Chris Collins
    Geological Conservation Unit
    Madingley Rise, Madingley Road
    Cambridge   CB3 0EZ    UK
    +41 223 62522;
    Fax: +41 223 60779


    Sally Shelton
    Director, Collections Care and Conservation
    San Diego Natural History Museum
    P. o. Box 1390
    San Diego, CA   92112   USA
    619-232-3821, x226;
    Fax: 619-232-0248
    libsdnhm [at] class__org

For a complete IAP catalogue, please contact

    Jim Black
    International Academic Projects
    31-34 Gordon Square
    London  WC1H 0PY   UK
    +41 71 387 9651
    Fax: +41 71-388-0283

Many thanks,

Sally Shelton

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:31
                 Distributed: Monday, October 31, 1994
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Received on Friday, 28 October, 1994

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