Upcoming NPI Seminars: Conservation Strategies for Archaeologists and More

Posted on Nov 22, 2016

unnamed1December—Washington, DC Registration deadline: Friday, November 18
Conservation Strategies for Archaeologists
Washington, DC—December 5-6, 2016

Review the role of conservation in the field and in the laboratory for archaeological projects. Discuss planning and preparation for the care of excavated materials. Learn about the condition of materials upon excavation and “first aid” packing and transport methods for artifacts from both dry and waterlogged contexts. Examine artifact preservation and methods to facilitate interpretation. Learn how to perform simple stabilization techniques such as dewatering waterlogged bone, removing chlorides from objects, and consolidating highly degraded glass, as well as exploring tips for mending vessels. Read full agenda. www.npi.org/sem-archconserv.html

Archaeological Curation and Collections Management
Washington, DC—December 7-9, 2016

Become familiar with principles and methods for curation and management of archaeological collections. Topics will include responsibilities under federal regulations (36 CFR Part 79), archaeological standards, collections policies, costs of curation, storage facilities, proper housing of collections, archaeological laboratory procedures, cataloguing systems, and educating the public with archaeological collections. Read full agenda. www.npi.org/sem-arch.html

Register. www.npi.org/register.html

NPI, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. Questions? Please contact us. National Preservation Institute / 703.765.0100 / info@npi.org / www.npi.org