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Courses on building conservation

From: Lisa Mort-Putland <lmort-putland>
Date: Monday, July 29, 2002
The Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of
Victoria is pleased to offer the following on-campus six-day
immersion and distance education building conservation courses for
professionals in museums, heritage planning and related

Studies in Building Conservation: Masonry

    The brick, mortar, tile, and other masonry materials, which
    shape both modest and monumental structures, are subject to the
    ravages of time, climate, inherent vice, vandalism, and
    pollution. This on-campus immersion course develops your ability
    to manage the preservation and conservation of historic masonry
    materials and structures through both lectures and field
    studies, with special emphasis on:

        *   characteristics of masonry materials

        *   structural characteristics of historic masonry buildings

        *   environmental impacts and inherent vice

        *   inspecting masonry structures and analyzing materials

        *   approaches to stabilization and preservation

        *   identifying treatment requirements

        *   preventive maintenance

    Instructor: Martin Weaver is Director of the Center for
    Preservation Research at Columbia University and has extensive
    international consulting experience in building conservation. He
    is the author of Conserving Buildings: A Guide to Techniques and

    Dates: September 30 to October 5, 2002, plus a preparatory
    assignment. Please register by: September 6, 2002

    Fee: $643 Canadian funds, credit and non-credit options

    AIBC Core Learning Units: 36

Conserving Historic Structures

    While historic structures range from modest to monumental, and
    encompass a remarkable variety of materials and uses, approaches
    to their conservation are governed by core principles and
    determined by well-developed standards of practice. This
    innovative distance education course enhances your understanding
    of the complex characteristics of heritage structures, systems,
    and materials, and provides frameworks for planning and managing
    appropriate conservation processes. Using a combination of print
    and text materials, CD Rom and web resources, you interact with
    the instructor and participants from across North America and
    beyond, to develop your ability to:

        *   identify the building materials and systems commonly
            encountered in heritage structures

        *   analyze the nature and extent of deterioration in
            building materials and systems' and identify its causes

        *   analyze the environmental factors which contribute to

        *   investigate and document the physical condition and
            history of a structure and its materials

        *   select conservation strategies for a range of materials,
            based on the condition and intended use of the structure

        *   plan and manage the conservation process

    Throughout  the course you are encouraged to work with a local
    historic building or structure as focus for learning activities
    and assignments. Due to its limited length and broad scope, the
    course is not intended to provide participants with the skills
    to conduct specific conservation treatments.

    Instructor: Elizabeth Bede, Ph.D. is the Environmental and
    Materials Research Fellow at the National Center for
    Preservation Technology and Training. NCPTT is located in
    Natchitoches, Louisiana and is a federal institution under the
    jurisdiction of the United States National Park Service. She is
    also an affiliate professor of History at Northwestern State
    University of Louisiana. Her current research entails assessing
    the effects of outdoor environments and pollutants on building
    materials and on conservation treatments such as waterproofing
    agents and consolidants.

    Dates: October 7, 2002 to January 26, 2003. Please register by:
    September 21, 2002

    Fee: $643; additional shipping fee of $60 for participants
    outside Canada and the United States

    AIBC Core Learning Units: 36

These courses are open to all museum professionals involved in
heritage conservation. 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 <URL:>

The Cultural Resource Management Program is a registered provider
for the Architectural Institute of British Columbia's Continuing
Education System, offering AIBC-accredited activities for education
learning units.

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:9
                   Distributed: Monday, July 29, 2002
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Received on Monday, 29 July, 2002

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