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Courses on collections care

From: Brenda Weatherston <bweatherston>
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 1999
Cultural Resource Management Program
University of Victoria

We are pleased to be offering two collections care courses for
museum professionals in Spring 2000 that may be of interest. I've
also included a listing of all of our Spring offerings, as other
related courses may be of interest as well.

Solving Fungal Problems in Heritage Collections

    While fungi play an important role in recycling organic matter,
    their efforts are not appreciated in the museum setting. This
    workshop for conservators and collections care staff focuses on
    ways to prevent or mitigate fungal problems in collections, and
    develops your ability to care for organic materials by

        *   fungal biology related to preventive conservation
        *   approaches to microscopy to determine the presence of
            fungi on artifacts *   evaluation and interpretation of
            monitoring methods
        *   designing and testing collection recovery procedures
        *   safety and health issues

    Instructor: Mary Lou Florian is Conservator Emeritus with the
    Royal British Columbia Museum and has undertaken extensive
    research on the impacts and prevention of fungal problems in
    heritage collections. Her recent publication "Heritage Eaters"
    focuses on the prevention of damage to heritage collections by
    insects and fungi. She worked with the Royal British Columbia
    Museum as conservation scientist and Chief, Conservation
    Services, and with the Canadian Conservation Institute in Ottawa
    as a senior conservation scientist. She has extensive teaching
    experience with organizations such as the University of
    Victoria, the Getty Conservation Institute, ICCROM, CCI Training
    Program, and the Mt. Carroll Restoration and Conservation
    Training Centre. She has published extensively in the field of

    February 16-18
    Please register by: January 24
    Fee: $350 (Canadian funds, non-credit)
    Travel: Victoria is easily accessible from Seattle and Vancouver
    Accommodation: Program staff are pleased to provide information
    on local B&B, hotel, and on-campus options

Caring for Museum Collections

    This course is vital for anyone who wishes to work in the museum
    field--knowledge of care of collections is critical.

    Preserving collections and providing safe and secure
    environments in which they can be exhibited, studied, and shared
    involves the coordination of a range of complex physical and
    organizational factors. In this hands-on workshop, you explore
    the principles and techniques of preventive care and develop
    your ability to:

        *   formulate policies and procedures for collections care
        *   coordinate the roles of various professionals
        *   work with diverse collections types and materials
        *   assess the condition of objects
        *   recognize a range of factors that cause deterioration
        *   provide  safe environments
        *   use preventive care techniques in handling, packing,
            display, transportation
        *   resolve ethical, economic, and cultural issues in
            collections care

    Instructor: Stefan Michalski is the Manager of Preventive
    Conservation Services with the Canadian Conservation Institute
    in Ottawa

    April 3-8, with a preparatory assignment
    Please register by: March 6
    Fee: $589 (Canadian funds, credit/non-credit)
    Travel: Victoria is easily accessible from Seattle and Vancouver
    Accommodation: Program staff are pleased to provide information
    on local B&B, hotel, and on-campus options

For more information, please contact:

    Joy Davis, Program Director
    Brenda Weatherston, Program Coordinator
    Cultural Resource Management Program
    Division of Continuing Studies, University of Victoria
    Fax: 250-721-8774
    joydavis [at] uvcs__uvic__ca

To receive e-mail updates, contact bweatherston [at] uvcs__uvic__ca

On Campus:

    Solving Fungal Problems in Heritage Collections
    with Mary-Lou Florian
    February 16-18

    Bringing Heritage Alive through Interpretation
    with Candice Metalic
    February 21-26

    Launching the Amistad On-line: Internet Technologies for Public
    with James R. Blackaby
    February 28-29

    Museums in the Marketplace
    with Pamela Johnson
    March 6-11

    Conserving Brick and Terracotta
    with Martin Weaver
    March 16

    Caring for Collections
    with Stefan Michalski
    April 3-8

    Approaches to Repatriation
    with Tom Hill
    April 10-15

    Tourism, Culture, and the Arts: Partnerships for the New Economy
    with Brian White
    May 8-13

    Curatorial Partnerships with Community
    with Carol Mayer
    June 12-17

    Heritage Landscapes and Gardens
    with Robert Harvey and Susan Buggey
    July 10-15

By Distance Education:

    Museum Information Management
    with James R. Blackaby
    January 17-April 21


    Business Planning and Financial Management: Foundations for
    Success with Pauline Thompson
    Tuesday Evenings, 7 to 10 pm from February 8 to March 28 with
    two sessions from 9 to 1 pm, on Saturday, February 26 and
    March 4

    The Role of Museums in the Development of Tolerance and Peace
    with Professors Martin Segger of the University of Victoria and
    Ivo Maroevic of the University of Zagreb
    May 8-13 in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Brenda Weatherston, Program Coordinator

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:34
                 Distributed: Sunday, December 12, 1999
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Received on Wednesday, 8 December, 1999

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