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Distance learning in curatorship and conservation

From: Lisa Mort-Putland <lmort-putland>
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2001
We are pleased to offer the following distance education courses
examining 'Curatorship and Community' and 'Conserving Historic
Structures' for professionals in museums and related organizations.
Please contact us if you wish any further information on these
sessions offered by the University of Victoria, Division of
Continuing Studies or visit <URL:>

"Curatorship and Community"
through the Cultural Resource Management Program at the University
of Victoria
October 9, 2001 - January 25, 2002

    Description: As museums seek to be more engaged with the diverse
    communities they serve and the cultures they study and
    interpret, curators are challenged to redefine the ways in which
    they assemble and share collections, shape exhibitions,
    communicate information and nurture reciprocal partnerships with
    external groups. This new distance education course examines the
    history, attitudes, knowledge and skills that underlie this
    shift in curatorial role and practice, and develops your ability

        *   Define contemporary curatorial practice with reference
            to both institutional mission and community process

        *   Determine new and appropriate ways to partner with
            communities in the curatorial process

        *   Facilitate meaningful and lasting community
            relationships and balance issues of preservation,
            access, perspective and voice

        *   Plan, develop and document collections and related oral

        *   Undertake and share collections research

        *   Develop exhibitions and contribute to public programs

    Instructor: Carol Meyer Ph.D., is Senior Curator of the
    University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology and
    Elizabeth Kidd, M.A. is Arts Programmer at the Roundhouse
    Community Centre in Vancouver

    Please register by: September 7, 2001 (late registrations
    accepted if space permits)

    Fee: $560, shipping fee of $60 outside Canada and the US
    (Canadian funds, credit or non-credit options)

"Conserving Historic Structures"
through the Cultural Resource Management Program at the University
of Victoria
October 15, 2001 - February 1, 2002

    Description: 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
    principals and determined by well-developed standards of
    practice. Enhance your understanding of the complex
    characteristics of heritage structures, systems and materials.
    This course provides frameworks for planning 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 commonly encountered building materials and

        *   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

        *   Plan the conservation process and develop an historic
            structure report

    To participate you must have completed senior level course work
    in heritage conservation or have two year's practical experience
    in conservation or preservation.

    Instructor: TBA

    Please register by: September 21, 2001 (late registrations
    accepted if space permits)

    Fee: $560 plus $50 text fee = $610, shipping fee of $60 outside
    Canada and the US (Canadian funds, credit or non-credit options)

For more information, please contact:

    Lisa Mort-Putland, Program Coordinator
    Cultural Resource Management Program
    Continuing Studies, University of Victoria
    PO Box 3030 STN CSC  Victoria BC Canada V8W 3N6
    250-721-8462  Fax: 250-721-8774
    lmort-putland [at] uvcs__uvic__ca
    To receive monthly email updates, contact crmp [at] uvcs__uvic__ca

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:14
                  Distributed: Friday, August 3, 2001
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Received on Thursday, 19 July, 2001

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