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Courses on geological conservation

From: Sally Shelton <libsdnhm>
Date: Tuesday, December 26, 1995
Preventive Conservation of Geologic Materials
May 13-17, 1996

Advanced Conservation of Geologic Materials
May 20-23, 1996

presented by the San Diego Natural History Museum
in conjunction with Yellowstone National Park
sponsored by International Academic Projects, London

Geological-origin specimens and objects in museums are subject to a
wide range of causes of deterioration and damage. Recognizing,
monitoring and isolating causes of damage to these collections is
the focus of the preventive conservation course. In the advanced
course, open to anyone who has completed the first course,
participants work with interventive conservation measures to repair
and restore geological materials.

Course topics:

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

    *   Monitoring key environmental variables

    *   Cleaning, adhesion, and consolidation

    *   Special concerns of fossil and fossil-bearing materials

    *   Special concerns of stone artifacts

    *   Health and safety concerns

    *   Weathering, salt migration, and efflorescence

    *   Geological elements in art and architecture

    *   Concerns of site conservation

    *   Product information

Course instructors: Chris Collins, Conservator, Geological
Conservation Unit, Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge University. Mr.
Collins heads the Geological Conservation Unit and is chair of the
1996 Second World Congress on Natural History Collections. He has
taught the only post-graduate diploma course in geological
conservation.

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 and a graduate of the Cambridge course.

Course site: Both courses will be hosted at Yellowstone National
Park, courtesy of the National Park Service, U. S. Department of the
Interior. Information on lodging, meals and transportation will be
sent with the course readings to registrants.

Course costs: $350 for registrations received before May 1, $375
after that. There is a combined registration fee of $650 for both
courses. The advanced course is open to people who have previously
completed the first course or who are registering for both courses
together. Course fees do not include transportation, lodging or
meals.

Further information on International Academic Projects courses can
be found at the Web site http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~tcfa313, 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 geological
courses 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
619-232-3821
Fax: 619-232-0248

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