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Workshop on environment

From: Vinod Daniel <vinodd>
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
"The Museum Building and Environment"
International Workshop
Australian Sugar Industry Museum
Mourilyan, North Queensland
Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2002

The five-day course compiles the most recent research results and is
designed for Museums, Libraries, and Archives personnel. The
workshop will bring together information relevant to personnel
managing collections. Topics covered through both lectures and
practical will include environmental standards, risk analysis,
disaster preparedness, passive and active climate control,
monitoring of micro-environment, building orientation and design,
appropriate design to avoid condensation, optimising microclimate
through design and materials selection, low impact and sustainable
materials selection, and dealing with indoor and outdoor pollutants.

The emphasis of the course will be on training the participant to
get an overview on understanding the various issues affecting a
museum building, and thus be able to design/retrofit any building
for the long term preservation of their collections.  A particular
emphasis will be towards small cultural institutions.

Instructors include Architects, Building Scientists and Museum
Professionals from Universities, CSIRO and Museums. Speakers include
Steve Brown (CSIRO), Ivan Cole (CSIRO), Vinod Daniel (Australian
Museum), Colin Pearson (University of Canberra), and Steve King
(University of New South Wales).

The workshop will include many aspects particularly relevant to
small cultural institutions. It will be held at the Australian Sugar
Industry Museum (ASIM), a small, well facilitated museum located in
tropical North Queensland which recently completed a major museum
building program.

The registration fee for the workshop is AU$950.00 + 10% Goods and
Services Tax which includes workshop notes, site visits, opening
reception, morning and afternoon tea and lunches.

For further information please contact:

    Vinod Daniel
    Head, Research Centre for Materials Conservation and the Built
    Australian Museum
    6 College Street
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    +61 0 2 9320 6115
    Fax: +61 0 2 9320 6070
    vinodd [at] austmus__gov__au

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