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Course on collections care

From: Robyn Fila <rfila<-a>
Date: Friday, January 4, 2008
The Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of
Victoria is pleased to offer the following 6-day immersion
opportunity for professionals and volunteers working in museums,
heritage sites, and cultural centres. The registration deadline is
January 12, 2008 so sign up today

Caring for Collections
HA 488D (1.5 units); on-campus offering
February 11-16, 2008

An examination of the physical characteristics of various types of
museum collections, the ways they are affected by a range of
environmental factors, and the preventive conservation and treatment
policies and procedures that are utilized to ensure the safe-keeping
of artifacts and specimens in storage, on exhibit, in transit, and
when in use for research and programming purposes. Explore the
principles and techniques of preventive care and strengthen your
understanding of:

    *   the ethics of conservation and the basic tenets that govern
        the conservation profession

    *   what conservation is and of a conservator's role within an
        institution or with collections

    *   collections care and the need for partnership

    *   the history of conservation and the evolution of taking a
        preventive rather than an interventive approach to
        collections care

    *   the need to become familiar with the various conservation
        resources and resource institutions available

    *   the terminology used by conservators and conservation

    *   the agents of deterioration that can affect museum

    *   the techniques used to measure and quantify the agents of

    *   the risks affecting the collections in your care and to
        develop mitigative strategies for dealing with these risks

    *   active and passive approaches to controlling the museum

    *   risk management as an approach to collections care

    *   safe handling of collections

    *   the condition of a museum object (e.g., condition report)

    *   the physical and chemical nature of the materials that make
        up museum collections

    *   materials degradation

    *   museum pollutants and how to create a pollutant-free
        environment for storage, exhibition and transportation of
        museum collections

    *   the basic requirements for the safe exhibition, storage and
        transportation of museum collections

    *   museum security as it relates to collections care

    *   integrated pest management

Please register by: January 12, 2008 (late registrations accepted if
space permits)

To register in this course please visit


Fee: CDN$620, including a CDN$60 materials fee (Canadian funds,
credit and non-credit participation options) A CDN$160 registration
deposit is required with each registration form.


    Susan L Maltby is a conservation consultant specializing in
    artifact treatment, training seminars, collection surveys,
    advice on collections care and management, and conservation
    guidelines for exhibits, museums and heritage structures. She
    earned a Master of Art Conservation specializing in artifact
    conservation from Queens University in 1984, has extensive field
    experience in Cyprus and Jordan as an archaeological
    conservator, and has written numerous articles and papers, and
    contributed to the academic literature on conservation
    technique. Previously, Susan worked as a Conservator with the
    Canadian Conservation Institute, a Fellow at the National Museum
    of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and as an intern at
    the Klondike National Historic Site.

Enrollment 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<-a t->uvcs< . >uvic< . >ca or by visiting our web site
at: <URL:>.

For more information, please contact:

    Anissa Paulsen, 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
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