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Subject: Course on conservation of natural history collections

Course on conservation of natural history collections

From: Linda Ellis <ellisl>
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2001
Museum Studies 760
Conservation of Natural History Collections

A course designed for conservators and collections managers who work
with all types of materials in art, history, anthropology, and
science museums

Day/Time:  Tuesdays, 4-7 pm
Class begins:  January 30, 2001
Classroom: Hum 506 (Museum Studies lab)
Enrollment is through Extended Education:
    on-line: <URL:http://www.cel.sfsu.edu>
    touch-tone: 405-4321
    staff assistance: 405-7700

Instructor:
    Dr. Jean DeMouthe
    Senior Collections Manager
    California Academy of Sciences

A 3-unit course on the preventative conservation of natural
materials found in all museums of art, history, and science, from
traditional collections of plants and animals to materials included
in artwork (including contemporary art), historical objects, or
anthropological specimens. Preliminary course outline:

    *   physical and optical properties of materials
    *   conservation techniques, examples and demonstrations
    *   organics: plants
    *   organics: animals
    *   inorganics: rocks and common minerals
    *   inorganics: metals, gems, meteorites, ornamental stones
    *   composite specimens and man-made materials
    *   associated and derived collections (slides, frozen
        specimens, library materials, photographs)
    *   record-keeping, database issues and designs,
        photo-documentation, condition reports
    *   conservation of specimens on exhibit or loan
    *   field trip

For more information, contact Dr. DeMouthe at 750-7094, or
<jdemouthe [at] calacademy__org>


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