Volume 13, Number 3, Sept 1991, p.5

WAAC is sponsoring McCrone 'Microscopy for Conservators' in Los Angeles


Because of the large amount of interest shown by WAAC members in holding the Chicago-based McCrone Research Institute "Microscopy for Conservators" course on the West Coast, the WAAC Board voted at the 1990 Annual Meeting in Avalon, California to pursue this activity.

The McCrone Research Institute has agreed to conduct two sessions of this course in Los Angeles, one session February 10-14, 1992 and the other February 17-21, 1992. The class is held for 8 or more hours per day, with alternating lecture and lab. There are openings for 20 students each week.

These sessions will be held at the Getty Conservation Institute, where the Training Program of the GCI has generously extended the use of its laboratory facilities for this WAAC endeavor. Participants will be responsible for arranging their own housing.

The McCrone Research Institute is making this course available at a substantial discount to WAAC members. Tuition for each participant will be $700. The McCrone Research Institute will supply everything necessary for the course including instruction, individual microscopes for instruction and teaching materials.

Registration slips and information on reserving a place for the course have been included in a mailing to all WAAC members in late July, 1991. If interest in "Microscopy for Conservators" exceeds available space, it will be possible to arrange additional sessions in the future. For further details, or for information about registration and tuition deposits, contact Tatyana M. Thompson, WAAC Vice President, Tatyana M. Thompson Associates, 1453-B 14th Street, Santa Monica, California 90404, or, Eric Hansen, WAAC Member at Large, Getty Conservation Institute, 4503 Glencoe Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.

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