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Courses on anoxic enclosures and microenvironments

From: Sally Shelton <libsdnhm>
Date: Saturday, October 12, 1996
Anoxic Enclosures and Microenvironments in Museum Storage and Exhibits
All USA sites

    *   Intermountain Cultural Resource Center, National Park Service, Santa Fe,
        New Mexico
        May 19-22

    *   Yale University Museums, New Haven, Connecticut
        September 23-26

Pest infestations? Damaging environmental interactions? Oxidation of
objects and specimens? Earlier approached to solving these and other
common museum problems have often yielded disappointing results, and
have even posed threats to human health and safety. Recent research
has focused on the usefulness of creating and controlling enclosed
microenvironments surrounding the object or specimen. The results
are excellent; the costs are low; and there is little or no risk to
human health and object integrity.

*Anoxic Enclosures and Microenvironments in Museum Storage and
Exhibits* focuses on creating, monitoring, and adapting a variety of
microenvironmental systems for use in treatment, storage, and
exhibition.

Topics to be addressed include:

    *   An overview of anoxic systems used in packaging technology

    *   Anoxic and thermal microenvironments used in pest control

    *   Creating and monitoring anoxic enclosures

    *   Large-scale application of microenvironments in museums

    *   Microenvironments in storage

    *   Microenvironments in exhibits design

    *   Control of oxidation and related processes through
        microenvironments

The same course will be run in each location. 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.

Instructors:

John Burke, Chief Conservator, Oakland Museum of California. Mr.
Burke is Director for Professional Education on the Board of the
American Institute for Conservation, President of the Bay Area
Conservation Guild, and serves as an international consultant for
UNESCO and the OAS. He is also Adjunct Professor of Conservation at
John F. Kennedy University. Mr. Burke is a specialist in museum
education, integrated pest management, storage and exhibition
microclimates, and the treatment of 20th century objects.

Tom Strang, Conservation Scientist, Canadian Conservation Institute.
Mr. Strang's distinguished research includes the landmark study of
thermal methods of pest control, as well as research on pest and
environmental effects on objects and works of art. He is a leading
researcher in conservation science.

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.

Course fees are $300.

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
    171-387-9651
    Fax: 171-388-0283
    james.black [at] ucl__ac__uk
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~tcfa313

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
619-232-3821
Fax: 619-232-0248

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