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Call for expressions of interest--Fluid preservation of biological specimens

From: Helen Privett <hprivett<-at->
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Expressions of interest sought

Workshop
"Conservation of fluid-preserved specimens"
Melbourne Museum
Late February 2014

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material
are seeking expressions of interest to attend a 4-day workshop on
the conservation of fluid-preserved biological specimens to be run
at Melbourne Museum in late February 2014.

The course will be led by Simon Moore, a conservator of natural
science collections, who has conducted the course in the United
Kingdom and Europe since 2004 and who has specialised in fluid
preservation technology since 1970. The four-day course will cover
all aspects of fluid preservation and conservation of
fluid-preserved specimens, including glass technology (cutting,
drilling, grinding), jar sealing and fluid preparation, specimen
mounting and repair, re-hydration and dealing with problems such as
yellowing fluids and pH. The course comprises some PowerPoint
presentations with a large practical component. For an example of
workshop content, please refer to Simon Moore's previous course
structure at

    <URL:http://www.natural-history-conservation.com/nextcourse.htm>

This workshop is designed primarily for conservators, collection
managers and other professionals responsible for the care and
preservation of natural history collections.

Fees for the workshop are approximately $1400 (including GST) which
will cover all materials, notes and catering.

Enquiries can be directed to

    Karina Palmer
    +61 3 8341 7183
    kpalmer<-at->museum<.>vic<.>gov<.>au

Please send your expression of interest in attending this course to
kpalmer<-at->museum<.>vic<.>gov<.>au by 23 August 2013.


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