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Publication on caring for American Indian objects

From: Jean Moberg <jean.moberg>
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2004
Minnesota Historical Society Press announces a new publication:

    Caring for American Indian Objects: A Practical and Cultural
    Edited by Sherelyn Ogden.

American Indian cultural objects, like most objects, deteriorate
over time. Precious and irreplaceable pieces of a people's heritage
can turn to dust, either slowly or rapidly, depending upon their
composition and the ways in which they are stored and handled.
Caring for American Indian Objects: A Practical and Cultural Guide
offers invaluable information and advice to anyone who wants to
preserve these objects. Twenty-one contributors, fourteen of whom
are American Indians, discuss general aspects of museum care,
explain techniques for particular materials, and address important
cultural considerations.  This practical guide, with over 100 color
and black-and-white photos, offers Indian and non-Indian caregivers,
conservators, and collectors helpful information on standard museum
practice to aid them in making decisions to preserve and care for
these valuable objects.

   "An excellent and valuable book that will be useful to students,
    conservators, and tribal museum staff. It will make a great
    textbook as well as reference book."

        -- Dr.Andrew Gulliford,
        Director, Center of Southwest Studies
        Fort Lewis College

Available August 2004
$39.95, paperback, ISBN 0-87351-505-6
272 pp., 48 color photos, 63 b&w photos,
appendices, index

Media Inquiries: contact

    Alison Vandenberg
    Publicity Manager
    MHS Press
    alison.vandenberg [at] mnhs__org

Retailers: Caring for American Indian Objects is available at
wholesalers, including Ingram and Baker and Taylor, or direct from
the publisher at 800-621-2736.

Individual Copies:

    Minnesota Historical Society Press
    c/o Chicago Distribution Center

Jean D. Moberg
Conservation Department
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd. West
St. Paul, MN  55102-1906
Fax: 651-296-9961

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:5
                   Distributed: Friday, July 2, 2004
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