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Subject: Course on fluid preservation of biological specimens

Course on fluid preservation of biological specimens

From: Karina Palmer <kpalmer<-at->
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material
invites registrations to attend a 4-day workshop on the conservation
of fluid-preserved biological specimens to be run at Melbourne
Museum in late February and early March 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 AUD $1400 (including GST) which will cover
all materials, notes and catering.

for a registration form, please contact

    Karina Palmer
    +61 3 8341 7183

Karina Palmer
Senior Conservator, Collection Preservation
Museum Victoria
GPO Box 666
Melbourne VIC 3001

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:23
                 Distributed: Sunday, December 1, 2013
                       Message Id: cdl-27-23-015
Received on Wednesday, 27 November, 2013

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