Introduction to Organic and Inorganic Materials
Early-Bird Registration Fee: $950 (Before TBA)
Regular Registration: $1000 (After TBA)
This course provides detailed information about the physical and chemical composition of artifacts; construction and fabrication techniques of artifacts; identification of specific types of deterioration relative to artifact composition; examination and assessment of artifacts; condition reporting for documentation; and guidelines for handling, storing, and exhibiting artifacts by material type. Preventative collections care strategies are taught throughout including the assessment and mitigation of risk, and setting collections care priorities. Half of the course is spent on plant and fiber, protein and polymers (organic) materials and the other half of the course is spent on glass, ceramic, metal, and stone (inorganic) material.
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