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Subject: Workshop on spot testing

Workshop on spot testing

From: Alice Paterakis <alicepaterakis<-at->
Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
"Spot Tests for Material Characterization"

July 2010

To be held in the new conservation laboratory at Kaman-Kalehoyuk
excavation, Turkey, by Nancy Odegaard and Scott Carrlee (formerly
Scott Carroll) from July 5 to July 8, 2010 (4 days). Kaman-Kalehoyuk
is located approximately 3 hours by automobile southeast from
Ankara. The workshop will be hosted by the Japanese Institute of
Anatolian Archaeology, sponsored by the Middle Eastern Culture
Center in Japan (MECCJ), (Tokyo). A maximum of 12 participants can
be accepted.

This four day course provides conservators and other professionals
with a "tool kit" of practical tests for materials characterization,
useful for research and examination of artifacts. The instructors
use their text Material Characterization Tests for Objects of Art
and Archaeology (2005). The course takes a hands-on approach and
most of the course time will be spent by the participants preparing
and executing characterization tests in a lab setting. Curriculum
will include:

    Micro-sampling techniques such as electrolysis of minute amounts
    of artifact material onto filter paper

    Testing organic artifact materials such as proteins,
    cellulosics, and plastics

    Testing inorganic artifact materials such as metals and minerals

    Testing of contextual materials such as surface deposits,
    stains, and soils

    Background in the chemical processes and reaction stages used in
    each test

    Interpretation of test results

The workshop will be held in the English language and therefore
fluency in English is required of the participants. We anticipate
that this workshop will be of particular interest to conservators
and archaeologists working in Turkey although people who are working
in other countries may also attend.

Tuition is 820$, room and board is included in this cost. Payment in
advance will be required in order to hold your place in the workshop
that will be carried out by bank draft (wired) to Tokyo. Visas are
required of non-Turkish citizens to attend the course and must be
applied for in December 2009. Participants will be required to bring
a few supplies, including the publication Material Characterization
Tests for Objects of Art and Archaeology, by Nancy Odegaard, Scott
Carroll, and Werner Zimmt, Archetype Publications, 2nd ed., 2005.

Please contact Alice Boccia Paterakis for further information. To
register for the course please send your c.v. and a letter of
interest to the email address below as soon as possible. Your place
in the workshop will be secured once payment has been received in
Tokyo. Further details regarding payment procedure will be provided
upon request. Those who are not already planning to be working in
Turkey in July 2010 will have to apply for a visa in December 2009
so time is short. The cost of the visa varies according to

    Alice Boccia Paterakis
    Director of Conservation
    Kaman-Kalehoyuk Excavation
    Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:16
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Received on Friday, 30 October, 2009

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