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Seminar on biodeterioration

From: Stefanie Scheerer <stefscheerer>
Date: Friday, March 24, 2006
Bioconservar 2006
The international seminar on biodeterioration of cultural heritage
23-27 April 2006

The international seminar on biodeterioration of cultural heritage,
Bioconservar 2006, will be held 23-27 April, 2006. The seminar
location is the city of Cameche, a UNESCO world heritage on the
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. This seminar is a true interface between
microbiology and conservation, taught by specialists of both
professions. It is aimed for conservators with an interest in
biodeterioration and microbiology students with an interest in
cultural heritage preservation. It will give a profound introduction
into biodeterioration mechanisms in general and those of a wide
range of cultural heritage materials as well as an overview of
control methods. Participants will be given the chance to present
particular biodeterioration problems. The last day is reserved for a
case study at the Mayan site of Chicanna, where seminar participants
together with the instructors will discuss the type of
microorganisms encountered, the degree of biodeterioration and
possibilities for their control.

Seminar language: English with Spanish translation Instructors:

    Dr. Dennis Allsopp
    Dr. Christine Gaylarde
    Dr. Benjamin Otto
    Ortega Morales
    Stefanie Scheerer

Seminar costs: $200.00 (including seminar, field trip and welcome
cocktail), additional costs will be airfare to and from Campeche,
Mexico, accommodation and meals Program:

23 April 2006

    8pm         Welcome cocktail

24 April 2006

     9am        Introduction
    10:30am     Introduction to biodeterioration
    11:30am     Break
    11:45am     Introduction to the study of microorganisms, part 1
    12:45pm     Influence of the environments on the development of
                microorganisms
    1:45pm      Lunch
    3:15pm      Introduction to the study of microorganisms, part 2
    4:15pm      The built environment
    5:15pm      Break
    5:45pm      Fungi in cultural heritage collections

25 April 2006

     9am        Biodeterioration of paper and books
    10am        Biodeterioration of stone and paintings
    11am        Break
    11:15am     Outdoor cultural heritage monuments
    12:15pm     How to deal with disasters
    1:15pm      Introduction to molecular biology
    1:45pm      Lunch
    1pm         Applications of molecular biology in conservation
    2pm         Biodeterioration of wood I: insects and fungi
    3pm         Break
    3:15pm      Biodeterioration of wood II: Microorganisms
                xylophages CG

26 April 2006

    9am         Methods of control
    10:15am     Chemical methods
    11:15am     Break
    11:30am     Control methods in tropical environments
    12:45pm     Conservation of paper I
    1:30pm      Lunch
    2pm         Conservation of paper II
    2:30pm      Biodeterioration from a conservator's view
    3:30pm      Participant's case studies

27 April 2006

    7am         Visit at the archaeological site of Chicanna
    2pm         Lunch
    3:30pm      Discussion of the visit
    4:30pm      Round table with instructors and participants,
                discussing future developments
    6pm         Closing ceremony, group photo and distribution of
                course diploma
    9pm         Dinner

For further details and registration please contact

    Otto Ortega Morales
    <beortega [at] uacam__mx>

or

    Stefanie Scheerer
    <stefscheerer [at] yahoo__de>

Stefanie Scheerer
Cardiff University
Microbiology Department
Bioscience 1, Main Building
PO Box 915
Cardiff, CF10 3TL
Wales, UK


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