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Workshop on fungi

From: Lisa Mort-Putland <lmort-putland>
Date: Monday, February 18, 2002
Solving Fungal Problems in Heritage Collections
Mary Lou Florian
University of Victoria
April 15-17, 2002
Please register by: March 19
Fee: $370 (non-credit)

Instructor: Mary Lou Florian is Conservator Emeritus with the Royal
British Columbia Museum and has undertaken extensive research on the
impacts and prevention of fungal problems in heritage collections.
Her recent publication Heritage Eaters focuses on the prevention of
damage to heritage collections by insects and fungi

The Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of
Victoria is pleased to offer the following workshop on Solving
Fungal Problems in Heritage Collections for professionals in the
museums and related organizations.

Solving Fungal Problems in Heritage Collections

While fungi play an important role in recycling organic matter,
their efforts are not appreciated in the museum setting. This
three-day workshop for conservators and collections care staff
focuses on ways in which to prevent or mitigate fungal problems in
museum collections, and develops your ability to ensure the safety
of organic materials by examining:

    *   aspects of fungal biology related to preventive
    *   approaches to microscopy to determine the presence of fungi
        on artifacts
    *   the evaluation and interpretation of monitoring methods
    *   approaches to designing and testing logical collection
        recovery procedures and methods for a scenario
    *   safety and health issues

Participants' Comments:

   "Mary Lou's vast knowledge and years of experience as a scientist
    and conservator and her ability to critically analyze work in
    the field of fungi and mould are great strengths. This course
    has greatly enhanced my capability to deal with potential
    problems with fungi through prevention and recovery measures."

Please contact us if you require further information at
crmp [at] uvcs__uvic__ca or visit <URL:> for
information about courses, instructors and the Diploma Program or
for course registration forms.

Lisa Mort-Putland, Program Coordinator
Cultural Resource Management Program
Continuing Studies, University of Victoria
PO Box 3030
Victoria BC V8W 3N6
Fax: 250-721-8774

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:58
                Distributed: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-58-005
Received on Monday, 18 February, 2002

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