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Subject: Symposium on archaeological storage--addendum

Symposium on archaeological storage--addendum

From: Ellen Pearlstein <epearlstein<-a>
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2008
Preservation and Access to Archaeological Materials
UCLA/Getty Conservation program/Cotsen Institute Storage Symposium
2008 Lenart Auditorium
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
June 6-8, 2008

Registration deadline is April 15, 2008

Abstracts now available

Storage: Preservation and Access to Archaeological Materials will
investigate the issues surrounding the creation of stable,
accessible storage of portable finds from archaeological
excavations. Collection repositories exist in state, county,
national, and university facilities for the deposit of
archaeological finds, and it is increasingly the case that materials
excavated abroad are retained by the host country, with the
expedition bearing the financial responsibility for storage.
Achieving safe and accessible storage solutions with limited
resources continues to remain challenging. The symposium will
explore the range of activities, including negotiation,
collaboration, proper housing and documentation required to secure
preservation and access to burial materials.

The Cotsen Institute, which hosts both graduate archaeology and
conservation training, is uniquely equipped to organize this
symposium, which deals with an issue of critical importance for the
preservation and study of excavated materials. Continued access to
finds is required in order for archaeologists, anthropologists,
conservators and myriad other specialists, to complete preservation,
research and publication activities. The management of finds
presently relies largely on digital methods, and the development of
virtual collections is a direction that is aiding researchers and
conservators, and is increasing access by the general public through
schools, universities, libraries and museums. This symposium will
bring together directors of excavations and of centralized storage
repositories for archaeological collections, archaeological
conservators who have achieved innovative and accessible storage
methods, and archaeologists who have developed digital management
systems for portable finds. The challenges and successes of 3-D
scanning and modeling as tools for outreach, research and
conservation will be described by an interdisciplinary group of
speakers. International speakers will join Cotsen Institute
Archaeology and Conservation faculty and students as participants in
the program.

For schedule and abstracts see:


For travel details see:


There are about 60 tickets left to a reception and visit to the
Getty Villa, a museum and educational center housing Greek, Roman,
and Etruscan materials.

The program is supported by the National Endowment for the
Humanities, however views, findings, or recommendations expressed do
not reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The
UCLA Fowler Museum and The Getty Conservation Institute provided
additional support. To register contact Sonali Gupta
<sonaligupta5<-a t->yahoo< . >com  with name, title, affiliation, and interest
in attending Villa reception; use "Storage Symposium" as subject of

Ellen Pearlstein
Academic Coordinator
Adjunct Assistant Professor
UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Ethnographic and
    Archaeological Materials
A 410 Fowler
Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-440-6900, ext 1990
Fax: 310-440-7764

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