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Subject: SPNHC Faber Award

SPNHC Faber Award

From: Elana Benamy <benamy>
Date: Friday, December 6, 1996
The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
(SPNHC) announces that Julia Golden from the University of Iowa has
received the first Faber Award.  This competitive cash award of $500
was given in support of her research project, entitled A Preliminary
Survey of the Effects of Deteriorating Mounting Media on Fusulinid

The purpose of the Faber Award is to encourage innovative projects
that promote the objectives of the Society in collections
management, collections care, conservation, or other
collection-oriented aspects of natural history. This award is
available to all who have been SPNHC members in good standing the
previous twelve months.  Students are encouraged to apply for a
Faber Award.

Julia Golden, Curator of Paleontologic Collections and Adjunct
Instructor of Museum Studies at the University of Iowa has devoted
her career to caring for and researching the special needs of
paleontological collections.  She has received numerous grants and
awards for the development of collections policies and guidelines,
and research on specific agents of degradation of collections, and
has published on the results of her work in a variety of books and

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections,
which sponsors the Faber Award, is a multidisciplinary organization
composed of individuals who are interested in development and
preservation of natural history collections.  Its objectives are to
maintain an international association of persons who study and care
for natural history collections, to encourage research on the
essential requirements for preserving, storing, studying, and
displaying natural history collections, to publish a professional
journal, Collection Forum, for the dissemination of information
about natural history collections and to sponsor annual meetings,
symposia and workshops to foster the exchange of ideas and

Additional information on the Faber Award may be obtained from:

    G. R. Fitzgerald
    Chair SPNHC Awards and Recognition Committee
    Canadian Museum of Nature
    PO Box 3443/Station D
    Ottawa, ON  K1P 6P4 Canada

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:54
                 Distributed: Friday, December 6, 1996
                       Message Id: cdl-10-54-001
Received on Friday, 6 December, 1996

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