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

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

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

"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


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

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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