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Subject: Course on anoxic enclosures and microenvironments

Course on anoxic enclosures and microenvironments

From: Sally Shelton <libsdnhm>
Date: Tuesday, December 26, 1995
Anoxic Enclosures and Microenvironments in Museum Storage and
Creating Practical Solutions for Environmental Problems
March 26-28, 1996

presented by the San Diego Natural History Museum
sponsored by International Academic Projects, London
and Keepsafe Systems, Inc.

Objects in museum collections are often damaged by poor storage
environments. Correcting these problems on a large scale is often
beyond the resources of the collection.  Constructing anoxic
enclosures and other specialized microenvironments is a very
practical alternative. This is an intensive 3-day course for anyone
concerned with preventive conservation and solutions to common
problems in museum storage and exhibition: pests, relative humidity
levels, gaseous pollutants and environmental interactions. Practical
techniques, tools, and materials are emphasized.

Course topics:

    *   Identifying common storage problems in collections and

    *   Monitoring for pests and key environmental variables

    *   Constructing anoxic enclosures

    *   Constructing specialized microenvironments for sensitive

    *   Monitoring within enclosures and microenvironments

    *   Sources of information and supplies for creating specialized

Course instructors: John Burke, Conservator, The Oakland Museum of
California. Mr. Burke heads the conservation laboratory at the
Oakland Museum of California. He has studied and published on the
uses and effects of anoxic environments for several years. He is a
Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works, and is Professor of Conservation at
John F. Kennedy University.

Sally Shelton, Director, Collections Care and Conservation, San
Diego Natural History Museum. Ms. Shelton specializes in preventive
conservation techniques for natural history collections. She is a
council member of the Society for the Preservation of Natural
History Collections.

Course site: The course will be hosted at the San Diego Natural
History Museum and will utilize the museum resources of Balboa Park.
Information on lodging, meals and transportation will be sent with
the course readings to registrants.

Course costs: $300 for registrations received before March 1, $325
after that. Course fees do not include transportation, lodging or

Further information on International Academic Projects courses can
be found at the Web site, or may be
obtained from James Black, IAP, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H
0PY, United Kingdom. phone (171) 387 9651, FAX (171) 388 0283.

Further information and registration materials for the
microenvironments course may be obtained by contacting Sally Shelton
at the addresses below.

Sally Shelton
Director, Collections Care and Conservation
San Diego Natural History Museum
P.O. Box 1390
San Diego, California  92112
Fax: 619-232-0248

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:51
                 Distributed: Tuesday, January 2, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-51-007
Received on Tuesday, 26 December, 1995

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