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Subject: Distance learning in conserving historic structures

Distance learning in conserving historic structures

From: Brenda Weatherston <bweatherston>
Date: Friday, November 10, 2000
Conserving Historic Structures
January 8 - April 13, 2001
Please register by: December 22

While historic structures range from modest to monumental, and
encompass a remarkable variety of materials and uses, approaches to
their conservation are governed by core principles and determined by
well-developed standards of practice. This innovative distance
education course enhances your understanding of the complex
characteristics of heritage structures, systems, and materials, and
provides frameworks for planning and managing appropriate
conservation processes. Using a combination of print and text
materials, CD Rom and web resources, you interact with the
instructor and participants from across North America and beyond, to
develop your ability to:

    *   identify the building materials and systems commonly
        encountered in heritage structures

    *   analyze the nature and extent of deterioration in building
        materials and systems' and identify its causes

    *   analyze the environmental factors which contribute to

    *   investigate and document the physical condition and history
        of a structure and its materials

    *   select conservation strategies for a range of materials,
        based on the condition and intended use of the structure

    *   plan and manage the conservation process

Throughout the course you are encouraged to work with a local
historic building or structure as focus for learning activities and
assignments. Due to its limited length and broad scope, the course
is not intended to provide participants with the skills to conduct
specific conservation treatments.

Participants must have completed senior level course work in
heritage conservation on have two years' experience in conservation
or preservation practice.

Instructor: Katherine Rodway, B.A., M.Sc. in Conservation Science,
is a New York-based consultant in heritage conservation. She is
currently involved in the conservation of the Manhattan Bridge, and
serves as an advisor to graduate students in the Historic
Preservation Program at Columbia University.

Fee: $589 (Canadian funds, credit or non-credit options) plus $80
course materials shipping fee for off- North American continent

Technical Requirements: E-mail, a computer with a CDROM drive, an
Internet connection, and Adobe Acrobat Reader and Shockwave (which
you can download from the course web site) are necessary to access
some resource materials. We also recommend that you use Word 6.0 or
higher as your word processing software to ensure that you can
submit assignments as attached documents without problem. Please
refer to Computer and Communications Requirements for further

Acknowledgements: We acknowledge, with thanks, the financial support
of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
towards the development of this course.

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, please e-mail crmp [at] uvcs__uvic

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:28
                 Distributed: Monday, November 13, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-28-006
Received on Friday, 10 November, 2000

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