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Course on museums in historic buildings

From: Brenda Weatherston <bweatherston>
Date: Thursday, August 3, 1995
Cultural Resource Management Program
Fall 1995 at the University of Victoria

Registration has now begun in "Museums in Historic Buildings", a
course we are offering at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, from
November 13-22.

The rich architectural and cultural resources of Colonial
Williamsburg in Virginia provide a unique setting for intensive
study of the inherent conflicts encountered when using historic
buildings for museum purposes. This course, for both museum and
heritage preservation professionals, looks at the difficulties in
balancing the needs of collections, staff, and visitors with the
need to maintain the historic and architectural integrity of the

The following topics are covered through workshops, site visits, and
case studies:

    *   philosophies of intervention
    *   preservation standards and guidelines
    *   architectural impact of museum uses
    *   establishing policy on degrees of intervention
    *   environmental and physical concerns in storing and
        exhibiting collections
    *   architectural conservation
    *   preventive maintenance
    *   issues of presentation and interpretation
    *   public access and safety
    *   visitor amenities
    *   future approaches to the use of historic buildings as

Instructor: Dr. Thomas Taylor, Jr. is the Architectural Collections
Manager and Chief Architectural Conservator at The Colonial
Williamsburg Foundation. He is the Secretary Treasurer of the
Association for Preservation Technology and one of the authors of
the New Orleans Charter for the Joint Preservation of Historic
Structures and Artifacts.

Dates: November 13-22

Location: Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. You meet for classes in
Williamsburg Woodlands Meeting Centre adjacent to the Historic Area,
and visit many of the site's historic buildings. Accommodation is
available in the Williamsburg Woodlands complex, $65 (US
funds)/night, single or double.

Registration: To register in the course, return the registration
form to the Cultural Resource Management Program at UVic by
September 20. Once your registration is confirmed, you can book your
accommodation at Williamsburg Woodlands by calling 1-800-HISTORY.
Please call before September 29  to take advantage of the block
booking for this course. The booking code is MHB95.

Fee: $589 (Canadian Funds) or $470 (US Funds); credit/non-credit.
Includes tuition, instructional materials, and site access.

For more information, please contact:

    Joy Davis
    Cultural Resource Management Program
    Division of Continuing Studies
    University of Victoria
    PO Box 3030
    Victoria, BC
    V8W 3N6
    604 721 8462
    Fax: 604 721 8774
    joydavis [at] uvcs__uvic__ca

Brenda Weatherston

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:15
                  Distributed: Friday, August 4, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-15-016
Received on Thursday, 3 August, 1995

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