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Course on mycology

From: Mary-Lou Florian <mflorian>
Date: Friday, August 10, 2001
Mycology for Archival, Cultural and Natural History Collections
Conservators: Solving fungal problems in heritage collections
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies Course
Instructor: Mary-Lou Florian
October 14-18, 2001

Enrollment Limit: 10
Course Fee: $800 (including accommodations)
Registration Deadline: extended to Sept. 10, 2001
Friends and Pomerantz Scholarships Available

This five-day course will combine lecture and laboratory sessions.
It is intended to provide specialists with the basic information to
solve their own fungal problems in archives, and natural and
cultural history heritage collections. The course will emphasize the
analysis of fungal infestations, growth patterns, and population of
conidial species, on organic materials, which will help to determine
why they are present, which is needed to pursue prevention. The
latest information on bioaerosols, monitoring, and health issues
will be discussed.  Course work will include:

    1.  Review of the basic biology of fungi including structure,
        life cycle, dormancy, activation, germination, growth, and
        their microenvironments;

    2.  Lecture and laboratory sessions on manifestations of fungal
        growth on materials, including growth pattern analysis,
        metabolic products and fungal structures in the substrate,
        and potential material interaction, fungal stains and
        material degradation;

    3.  Determining the causative species, their source and
        evaluating species identification methods and need for

    4.  Prevention and eradication including: evaluation of
        monitoring methods; analysis of the infestation; and
        analysis of eradication methods; and the effects on material
        and fungus;

    5.  Testing and evaluation of methods of conservation recovery;

    6.  Discussions on monitoring for surface and air contamination,
        health hazards and protection, allergens and toxins and
        disaster and collection recovery planning;

    7.  Review and critique of pertinent conservation literature.


    Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
    203 East Seminary
    Mount Carroll, IL 61053
    Fax: 815-244-1619
    campbellcenter [at] internetni__com

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