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Subject: Workshop on methodology

Workshop on methodology

From: Melba Myers <mmyers>
Date: Friday, August 18, 2000
Scientific Methodology for Conservation Treatment Selection
September 8-9, 2000
Williamsburg, VA

The goal of this one and 1/2 day workshop is to improve the ability
of the practicing conservator to plan tests of potential
conservation treatments.  Topics will include:

    *   A discussion of the scientific method of hypothesis testing
        and how it can be applied to conservation research;
    *   Methods for designing statistically valid studies using only
        one art object;
    *   The purpose and use of replicates;
    *   The different goals of repeated instrumental readings and
        repeated measurements of a specimen;
    *   Blinding and its special importance when data consists of
        subjective assessments
    *   Randomization methods;
    *   Choices in multiple object designs;
    *   Screening experiments; and
    *   treatment trials

Lectures and demonstrations will be augmented with hands-on
exercises in small groups.

Chandra Reedy earned her Ph.D. in 1986 from UCLA.  After working as
a conservation scientist at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
she joined the faculty of the University of Delaware in 1989.  She
is an associate professor in the Museum Studies Program, where she
also serves as director of the Ph.D. Program in art conservation
research and as a senior staff member of the Center for Historic
Architecture and Design. She has been editor-in-chief of the Journal
of the American Institute for Conservation for the past five years.
She is author or co-author of numerous conservation science
publications, including Statistical Analysis in Art Conservation
Research (1998), Principles of Experimental Design for Art
Conservation Research (1992), and Research Priorities in Art and
Architectural Conservation (1994).  She has frequently lectured and
conducted workshops for students and conservation professionals on
the subject of scientific methodology for conservators.

Location:  Colonial Williamsburg: Room 117, Bruton Heights School
Education Center, 309 1st Street, Williamsburg, VA  23187

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,  September 8, 2000;
9 a.m. - noon, September 9, 2000
Registration Fee:  $125.00

Deadline:  This form, with check, should be received by August 25,
2000. Checks should be made payable to:   The Virginia Conservation
Association Send this application with your check to:

    Melba J. Myers
    Virginia Department of Historic Resources
     2801 Kensington Avenue
     Richmond VA 23221

For information contact:

    Melba J. Myers
    804-367-2323 x130
    mmyers [at] dhr__state__va__us

To make lodging arrangements visit the Colonial Williamsburg web
site: <URL:> Telephone the Colonial
Williamsburg hotel group at  (800) 447-8679 OR  The  chamber of
commerce City of Williamsburg:


Melba J. Myers
Archeological Conservator
Virginia Department of Historic Resources

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:14
                  Distributed: Friday, August 18, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-14-012
Received on Friday, 18 August, 2000

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