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Course on preserving maritime heritage

From: Lisa Mort-Putland <lmort-putland>
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2002
Preserving Maritime Heritage
July 8-13, 2002

The Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of
Victoria is pleased to offer the following 6-day immersion course
Preserving Maritime Heritage for professionals in museums, heritage
associations and related organizations.

The legacies of maritime heritage range from collections of objects
and artifacts to archival documents, charts, floating and dry
storage vessels, shipwrecks and marine archaeological sites.  These
are complemented by a wealth of arts and crafts, music, literature
and folklore.  Caring for this diverse and fascinating maritime
heritage presents special challenges to museums, heritage agencies
and historic collections and sites. In this immersion course, we
take a comprehensive look at the nature of a universal maritime
heritage, the context in which it is preserved, and the practical
problems and opportunities that exist as we seek to manage, preserve
and interpret this tradition effectively.  Course topics include:

    *   the nature and growth of maritime collections
    *   philosophical and ethical considerations
    *   professional networks and resources
    *   preservation and conservation issues
    *   curatorial concerns and issues
    *   collections and information management systems
    *   preserving, maintaining and operating historic vessels
    *   data collection recording and storage
    *   preserving and interpreting marine archaeological sites
    *   methods and resources for research, exhibition and
    *   etymology of the language, nautical terms, and nomenclature
        of ships
    *   marketing and public relations issues for museums and
        heritage agencies
    *   organizational and governance issues
    *   dealing with the real world of public and private agencies
    *   publication and dissemination of research
    *   analysis and evaluation of maritime documentary resources
        including oral and visual histories,    and other forms of

In addition to collegial presentations and classroom discussions the
class will explore the historically rich Victoria waterfront by way
of field visits to several important maritime sites, museums,
restoration shipyards and other local resources.  Additional
explorations will be conducted through  films, videos and practical

Instructor: Dr. William B. Lee is Executive Director of the Los
Angeles Maritime Museum and President of the California Association
of Museums with 30 years of experience in museum management,
exhibition design, and the public presentation of cultural,
historical and scientific information.  Dr. Lee, an anthropologist
specializing in the cultural/technical adaptation of maritime-based
societies, administers one of the largest maritime museums and
maritime training institutes on the North American West Coast.  The
museum and the institute operate an internationally recognized youth
sail training program utilizing two 100' topsail schooners, and an
active shipyard where two 121' (LOA) wooden hulled sail training
brigantines are currently under construction.

July 8 - 13, with a preparatory assignment

Please register by: June 10, 2002 (credit or non-credit options

Fee: $643 (Canadian Dollars)

Enrolment options allow you to choose to take courses either to
enhance professional development or to build academic credit.
Individual course descriptions and registration forms are available
by contacting us at crmp [at] uvcs__uvic__ca or by visiting

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:74
                    Distributed: Friday, May 3, 2002
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Received on Wednesday, 1 May, 2002

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