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Subject: SPNHC receives NCPTT grant

SPNHC receives NCPTT grant

From: Sally Shelton <shelton.sally>
Date: Friday, November 13, 1998
The National Park Service and the National Center for Preservation
Training and Technology have awarded the Society for the
Preservation of Natural History Collections $9950 through the NCPTT
grant support program. This award will be used to support the
creation of a professional report on priorities for research in the
conservation of natural history collections. Principal investigator
on this project is Dr. Paisley S. Cato, Director of Collections Care
and Conservation at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Dr. Cato
will coordinate the project with input from SPNHC members and

This project will provide a useful and timely reference for people
dealing with the needs of preserving natural history collections for
research, education and exhibition.

SPNHC is a multidisciplinary international organization composed of
individuals and institutions who are interested in the development
and preservation of natural history collections.  Natural history
collections include specimens and supporting documentation, such as
audio-visual materials, labels, library materials, field data and
similar archives.  Preservation refers to any direct or indirect
activity providing continued and improved care of these collections
and supporting documents.  The Society actively encourages the
participation of individuals involved with all aspects of natural
history collections.

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training is an
interdisciplinary effort by the National Park Service to advance the
art, craft and science of historic preservation in the fields of
archeology, historic architecture, historic landscapes, materials
conservation and history. NCPTT serves public and private
practitioners through research, education and information

Sally Shelton
President, SPNHC
Office of Collections Programs
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC   20560-0107

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:44
                Distributed: Tuesday, November 17, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-12-44-007
Received on Friday, 13 November, 1998

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