Preventive Care of Historic Photographic Prints and Negatives, Part II

The third and final offering of this course at the Institute was held March 21-25, 1994. It was attended by 17 conservators, curators, archivists, collection managers, and technicians from Australia, Canada, and the United States. As in the past, the course was taught by Debbie Hess Norris, a photographic conservator and Deputy Head of the University of Delaware/Winterthur Art Conservation Training Program, and by Jim Reilly, Director of the Image Permanence Institute of the Rochester Institute of Technology. The main topics of the course were film and print process identification, deterioration, storage, and emergency preparedness and response.


Pest Management and Control for Museums

This course, offered for the first time, was held April 11-15, 1994. The course reviewed past and current approaches to pest management and control and examined new approaches including the use of nitrogen as a nontoxic method of eradication, a technique being developed by the Institute's Scientific Program. Staff from the Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, as well as outside specialists, served as instructors. The course's 21 participants were from Australia, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United States.


Preventive Conservation: Museum Collections and Their Environment

This course was held at the Institute from May 2-13, 1994. Twenty-two participants from Australia, Canada, France, The Netherlands, New Zealand, the Republic of China, Russia, Spain, and the United States attended. The course offers technical information on the museum environment combined with a review of strategies for integrating preventive conservation into museum policies and operations.