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Subject: Course on preserving natural history collections

Course on preserving natural history collections

From: Brenda Weatherston <bweatherston>
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 1995
Registration is underway for our upcoming course:

Preserving Natural History Collections
University of Victoria
Instructor: Mary Lou Florian, Conservation Scientist and Conservator
    Emeritus, Royal British Columbia Museum
January 17-26, 1996
Please register by: December 18
Fee: $589 (credit, non-credit, visiting student credit

The diverse specimens which make up natural history collections hold
a wealth of information for researchers, curators, and educators
concerned with environmental, scientific, and social issues. The
integrity and value of these specimens is compromised and
diminished, however, if they are not effectively cared for in the
museum setting. This course focuses on the preservation principles
and methods that provide a foundation for long term care,
maintenance, research, exhibition, and educational uses of both
organic and inorganic specimens. Topics include:

    *   collections development
    *   ethical obligations and concerns
    *   conservation standards and objectives
    *   traditional and new collection and preparation methods
    *   specimen interactions with preservation methods and
    *   storage considerations

Accommodation: Bed & breakfast accommodation is available on-campus
at a rate of $60 per night - call (604) 721-8396

For more information on this course, including a detailed course
outline, or for information on other course offerings, please

    Joy Davis, Program Director or
    Brenda Weatherton, Program Coordinator
    Cultural Resource Management Program
    University of Victoria
    Fax: 604-721-8774
    joydavis [at] uvcs__uvic__ca

Brenda Weatherston, Program Coordinator
Cultural Resource Management Program
University of Victoria,
PO Box 3030, Victoria B.C. Canada V8W 3N6
Fax: 604-721-8774

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:47
                Distributed: Wednesday, December 6, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-47-006
Received on Wednesday, 6 December, 1995

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