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Participants take part in a small group exercise during the workshop on Museum buildings and their collections at the Centro de Conservação e Restauração de Bens Culturais Móveis (CECOR), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil. The workshop, designed for teachers of preventive conservation, was a testing ground for new approaches to teaching and resource sharing. Photo: Luiz Souza.

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Workshop instructors May Cassar (left) and Michael Henry (right) lead participants in discussion. The instructors, in developing the workshop sessions, sought to encourage participants to address environmental issues of collections and buildings, both as conservation practitioners and as teachers. Photo: Luiz Souza.

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Instructor Franciza Toledo, a Brazilian architect, presented case studies and examples which focused on environmental situations commonly encountered in Brazilian museums. Photo: Luiz Souza.

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The workshop emphasized problem-based learning. Here, participants take part in a role-playing exercise that focused on conflict resolution. Photo: Luiz Souza.

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Workshop instructors Griselda Pinheiro Klüppel, May Cassar, and Luiz Souza. Photo: Franciza Toledo.

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To capitalize on the collaborative opportunities in conservation education made possible by the Internet, the Latin American Consortium has developed a Web site for its members. Although the site is password protected and available only to Consortium members, some materials generated by the project may be made available on the Getty's public site in the future.

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Participants in the spring 2000 workshop on emergency planning during a workshop exercise at the Museo Histórico Nacional in Santiago, Chile. The group surveyed exhibit rooms of the museum with regard to emergency preparedness issues. Photo: Wilbur Faulk.

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Evacuation techniques being demonstrated during an emergency exercise at the workshop. The scenario was a fire in a museum that required evacuation of people, attendance to the wounded, and the movement of art objects from the "museum" to a safe location. Photo: Wilbur Faulk.

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Paula Kaplan, a workshop participant, practicing putting out a fire with a portable extinguisher. Photo: Wilbur Faulk.