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Subject: Course on museum buildings

Course on museum buildings

From: Vinod Daniel <vinodd>
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2002
"The Museum Building and Environment"
Australian Sugar Industry Museum
Mourilyan (near Cairns)
October 28 - November 1, 2002

Application forms and details available on

The five-day course compiles the most recent research results and is
designed for Museums, Libraries, Archives and Historic House
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 (close to Cairns) which
recently completed a major museum building program.

The registration fee for the workshop is AU$900 + GST which includes
workshop notes, site visits, opening reception, morning and
afternoon tea and lunches.

Deadline: The course will be restricted to 20 participants to
maximise interactions.  The registration deadline is September 23,
2002.  Due to the limited number of participants that can be
accommodated, early registration is advised.

Language of instruction: English

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 2 9320 6115
    Fax: +61 2 9320 6070
    Mobile: +61 411 021 600
    vinodd [at] austmus__gov__au

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