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Workshop on adhesives for paleontology collections

From: Amy Davidson <davidson>
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Adhesives for Paleontology Collections Workshop
Parks Canada, 1800 Walkley Road

Monday and Tuesday, October 16-17, 2006
8:30am - 5pm
Registration deadline: September 7, 2006

Minimum number of participants: 30
Maximum number of participants: 45

Cost: $265 USD or $300 CAD (includes all workshop materials, manual,
lunches, breaks, and transportation to and from the conference
venue).

This two-day adhesive workshop, hosted by the Canadian Conservation
Institute, combines scientific lectures on various adhesives of
interest to the paleontology community with practical hands-on
sessions.

Lectures include:

    An introduction to adhesives and bonding

    Properties of a good adhesive for conservation with specific
    reference to paleontology collections

    CCI research on the degradation of cyanoacrylate adhesives in
    the presence and absence of fossil material

    CCI research on poly (vinyl acetate) and acrylic adhesives

    CCI research on epoxy resin adhesives, and an overview of poly
    (vinyl butryal)s

The workshop also includes the following practical hands-on
sessions: comparison of various adhesives (i.e. cyanoacrylates,
PVACs, acrylics, epoxy resins and PVBs) on fossil (and other)
material, how to take a pH measurement of fossil material, how to
calculate the force on a bond, and the examination of various
adhesive additives.

Transportation: Transportation is provided as part of the
registration fee. Registrants will be picked up from the Marriott
Ottawa at 7:45am and returned to the hotel after the workshop
concludes.

Registration: Registration is being done through CCI only at:

    <URL:http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/
        learning-opportunities/SVP/index_e.aspx> (for English)

or
    <URL:http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca
        learning-opportunities/SVP/index_f.aspx> (for French)

    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline

Or contact:

    Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
    Sales and Distribution Coordinator
    1030 Innes Road
    Ottawa ON K1A 0M5 Canada
    613-998-3721
    Fax: 613-998-4721
    cci-workshop.atelier-icc [at] pch__gc__ca

Leader:

    Jane Down, Senior Conservation Scientist
    Canadian Conservation Institute
    1030 Innes Road
    Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5 Canada
    613-371-2182
    Fax: 613-998-4721
    jane_down [at] pch__gc__ca

Amy Davidson
Senior Principal Preparator
Division of Paleontology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 98th St.
New York, NY 10024
USA


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