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Online course on microbial infestation

From: Angela Weyer <weyer<-at->
Date: Monday, September 2, 2013
   Online course
   "Microbial Infestation of Objects of Art and Cultural Heritage"

   by Prof. Dr. Karin Petersen
   Next course: 23-24 November 2013

   The focal point of this course is presenting different methods of
   detecting and analyzing microorganisms encountered in objects of
   cultural heritage.

   Essentially the courses are divided into modules. This allows
   judging the scope and content of the courses to help estimate the
   time and work involved.

   The first one is an introduction into microbiology. It allows
   students with no corresponding background to learn the basics of
   microbiology and thus to be able to follow the course. This is of
   particular importance for non-university implementation, as
   microbiology in the conservation of cultural objects has not been
   pursued much outside the university.

   The second module, which is smaller, is more practice oriented:
   it explains the different sample-taking techniques and which
   types of sample material are suited for which analyses and tests.
   The third module contains various methods of detection and
   analyses of microorganisms that pose a threat to cultural
   objects. The user learns not only easy to use analyses techniques
   but also very specific and modern specialist ones.

   Moreover, the course provides a reading list, an extensive
   glossary and links to other internet sites on the same topics.
   The course should rather explain you the possibilities of you
   available sources. Our aim is to enable you first to decide which
   method will be effective and to decide afterwards whichever
   equipment or procedure is needed.

   The authors:

   Prof. Dr. Karin Petersen teaches microbiology at the Faculty of
   Architecture, Engineering and Conservation at the University of
   Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/ Holzminden/ Gottingen. One
   of her special subjects is the examination of microbic
   infestation of objects of art and cultural heritage, the
   resulting damages and the related health risks for humans.

   For further information see:


Dr. Angela Weyer
Director of the Hornemann Institut
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Gottigen
Hornemann Institute
Kardinal-Bertram-Strasse 36
D - 31134 Hildesheim
+49 5121 408179
Fax: +49 5121 408185

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