Preventive Care of Historic Photographic Prints and Negatives
January 11-15, 1993, Marina del Rey, California

This five-day workshop will provide information on the manufacture, identification, deterioration, and conservation of early photographic cased materials, 19th and 20th century photographic prints, and historic and contemporary negative materials. The course is designed for conservators, librarians, archivists, and curators responsible for the care of historic photographs. Among the topics to be covered are: the structure and composition of photographic materials; treatment options for deteriorated photographic materials; proper storage and care of historic photographs; and guidelines for surveying large collections.


Preventive Care of Historic Photographic Prints and Negatives, Part II
March 15-19, 1993, Marina del Rey, California

This is a follow-up course for those who have already taken "Preventive Care of Historic Photographic Prints and Negatives." Following a brief review of specific historic photographic processes, the course will deal with the following topics: identification, deterioration, and preservation of color photographic materials; film base deterioration and current preservation alternatives; the stability of silver images; recent environment and storage parameters for all types of photographic materials; basic care of photographic materials; and long-term preservation concerns, disaster recovery plans, and surveying of collections.


The Conservation of Excavated Sites: New Approaches and Techniques
May 10-21, 1993, Paphos, Cyprus

Organized by the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus and the GCI, the purpose of the course is to present a methodology that may be used for developing conservation policies and practices for protecting excavated archaeological sites. The course is designed for individuals responsible for making or participating in policy decisions about the management of archaeological sites on a national or regional basis.

Course topics will include: defining the values and significance invested in excavated sites; surveying the physical condition of the site; identification of factors contributing to deterioration; selecting conservation options, ranging from reburial to visible presentation to the public, and identifying appropriate choices; site conservation measures, such as reburial, stabilization, structural consolidation, and protective shelters; site maintenance; and reducing the damaging physical impact of visitors.


Preventive Conservation: Museum Collections and Their Environment
April 18-May 1, 1993, London, Great Britain

The GCI and The Conservation Unit of The Museums and Galleries Commission, United Kingdom, are cosponsoring a course on preventive conservation.

The course will present the most recent information on preventive conservation and consider its practical application in museums and historic houses. Focusing on both the technical and organizational factors that affect the implementation of preventive conservation, the course will combine technical information on the museum environment with discussions on strategies for working with colleagues and consultants to integrate that information into museum policies and operations.

Course participants will be senior-level conservators, conservation scientists, and conservation administrators working in museums, Area Museum Councils, heritage organizations, training centers, and private conservation practices in the United Kingdom and Europe.