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Subject: Online course on care of furniture and wood artifacts

Online course on care of furniture and wood artifacts

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
MS 226: Care of Furniture and Wood Artifacts
Instructor: Diana Komejan
Sep 3 - Sep 27, 2013
Location: Online at

Description: Caring for furniture and wood artifacts demands an
understanding of how and why wood deteriorates. This course offers a
simplified explanation of the chemistry and structure of wood as
well as the finished wooden object; be it either a totem pole, plow
or a French polished table. Care of Furniture and Wood Artifacts
teaches students to identify woods, finishes and furniture styles,
write condition reports, and understand the agents of deterioration
that are harmful to wood both in storage and on exhibit. Topics
include preparing wood artifacts for storage and exhibit, the use of
archival materials with wood artifacts, housekeeping techniques for
furniture and large objects on open display, basic repairs and three
dimensional supports for storage or exhibit.

Logistics: Participants in Care of Furniture and Wood Artifacts work
through sections on their own. Materials and resources include
online literature, slide lectures and dialog between students and
the instructor through online forums.

Care of Furniture and Wood Artifacts runs four weeks. To learn more
about the course, go to
If you have trouble please contact Helen Alten

The Instructor:

    Diana Komejan graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming Colleges Art
    Conservation Techniques program in 1980. She has worked for
    Parks Canada; Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan; Heritage
    Branch Yukon Territorial Government; National Gallery of Canada;
    Canadian Museum of Nature; Yukon Archives and the Antarctic
    Heritage Trust and is currently teaching Conservation Techniques
    in the Applied Museum Studies Program at Algonquin College in
    Ottawa. In 1995 she was accredited in Mixes Collection with The
    Canadian Association of Professional Conservators. Her work as a
    conservator has been quite broad in scope, having worked with
    historic sites, archaeological excavations and museums. In
    addition to lab treatments, Diana has broad archaeological
    experience, including the excavation of mammoths and dinosaur

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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Received on Tuesday, 13 August, 2013

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