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Course on anoxic enclosures and microenvironments

From: Margot M. Wright <ant011>
Date: Thursday, June 11, 1998
Anoxic Enclosures and Microenvironments in Museum Storage: Creating
    Practical Solutions for Environmental Problems.
Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen 28-31
July 1998

Pest infestations? Damaging environmental interactions?  Oxidation
of artefacts and specimens? Earlier approaches to solving these
common museum problems relying on chemical treatments have often
yielded disappointing and even potentially dangerous results. Recent
research has focused on enclosing the object or collection in
controlled microenvironments. 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 specialised
microenvironments is a very practical alternative.

This intensive 4-day course for anyone, is aimed at those concerned
with preventive conservation and solutions to common problems in
museum storage. Practical techniques, tools, and materials are
emphasised. Topics include: identifying common storage problems in
collections monitoring for pests and environmental variables,
constructing anoxic enclosures for collections and exhibits,
constructing specialised microenvironments for sensitive materials,
monitoring within enclosures and microenvironments, sources of
information and supplies for creating specialised storage.

    Course tutor: John Burke (Oakland Museum)
    Course Fee: 275 pounds sterling.
    For further information contact: International Academic
    Projects, 6 Fitzroy Square, London W1P 6DX.
    +44 171 380 0800
    Fax: +44 171 380 0500
    jblack [at] ucl__ac__uk

Margot M Wright
Marischal Museum, Marischal College
University of Aberdeen
Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1YS, Scotland
+44 1224-274300
Fax: +44 1224 645519

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:2
                   Distributed: Friday, June 12, 1998
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Received on Thursday, 11 June, 1998

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