Field Preservation of Archaeological Artifacts
Instructor: Julie Unruh
Early-Bird Registration Fee: $900 (Before TBA)
Regular Registration: $950 (After TBA)
Designed for archaeology professionals, this course covers the basic principles of artifact preservation with a focus on fieldwork. Topics include: factors impacting artifact preservation on-site; safe excavation and transport of fragile objects; stabilization of artifacts in a field lab; maintaining good field storage; ensuring long-term research potential of artifacts; and finding and budgeting for professional conservation.
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Julie Unruh has twenty years of experience as an art and archaeological conservator. She holds a graduate degree in Art Conservation from Queen's University, Canada, and has worked in the conservation departments of museums including the Smithsonian Institution, The National Gallery of Art, The Royal Ontario Museum, The Fitzwilliam Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, and The American Museum of Natural History. Her experience includes archaeological conservation projects in the United States and abroad, including projects in Greece, Turkey, Algeria, Afghanistan, Antarctica, and Iraq. Julie now operates her own private art conservation practice.