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Geological conservation courses

From: Sally Shelton <libsdnhm>
Date: Saturday, October 12, 1996
Geological Conservation Courses--1997
All USA sites

    *   Conservation of Geological Sites: March 24-27
        Utah Field House of Natural History, Vernal, Utah,
        and Dinosaur National Monument, Jensen, Utah

    *   Preventive Conservation of Geological Materials: May 27-30
        San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California

    *   Advanced Conservation of Geological Materials: June 1-5
        San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California

    *   Identification of Geological Materials
        Denver Natural History Museum, Denver, Colorado

Geological-origin specimens and objects in museums are subject to a
wide range of problems causing damage and deterioration. These
courses provide an integrated overview of the nature, prevention and
treatment of deterioration of geological materials, including
collections in archaeology, paleontology, petrology, mineralogy,
meteoritics, architecture, and sculpture.

*Conservation of Geological Sites* surveys the unique problems faced when
geological materials are managed or exhibited in situ. This course is
designed for all museum and conservation professionals managing scientific
or interpretive sites, as well as those managing outdoor exhibits or
structures of geological-origin materials with no protection from

*Preventive Conservation of Geological Materials* focuses on
recognizing, monitoring, and preventing the causes of damage to
geological materials in collections. This course is designed for
conservators and collections professionals who need information in
preventive conservation techniques and collections management
principles as applied to the particular problems of geological

*Advanced Conservation of Geological Materials* allows participants
to complete an intensive lab-based course in the techniques used to
repair or stabilize damaged or deteriorating geological materials.
This course is designed to be taken after the preventive course.

*Identification of Geological Materials* provides a range of
references and techniques for identifying different types of
geological materials in collections and exhibits. This course is
designed for conservation professionals who work with a range of
geological-origin materials and need more information on their
identification and nature.

Each course lasts for four days and includes both lecture and
practical sessions. Course handouts, manuals, and recommended
reading lists will be provided on the first day. Fees include the
costs of all lab chemicals and supplies. Information on lodging,
transportation, and meals wills be sent to registrants. These costs
are not included in the registration fee.


Chris Collins, Conservator, Geological Conservation Unit, Sedgwick
Museum, University of Cambridge. Mr. Collins heads the Geological
Conservation Unit and was 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 natural
history conservation and is a graduate of the Cambridge course. She
is the president-elect of the Society for the Preservation of
Natural History Collections.

Each course will also feature regional experts as co-instructors.

Course fees are $300 for one course; $575 for two; $850 for three;
and $1100 for four.

International Academic Projects is committed to providing high-level
professional short courses to the museum and conservation communities. For
a complete catalogue, please contact:

    Jim Black, International Academic Projects
    31-34 Gordon Square
    London    WC1H 0PY     UK
    Fax: 171-388-0283 [at] ucl__ac__uk

For more information on the geological conservation courses, please
contact Sally Shelton at the address 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 10:37
                 Distributed: Sunday, October 13, 1996
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Received on Saturday, 12 October, 1996

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