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Online class on museum microclimates

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Northern States Conservation Center offers a course on microclimates
that might be of use to exhibit case builders, conservators,
collections managers and pest control officers interested in anoxia

MS242: Museum Microclimates
Instructor: Jerry Shiner
Price: $475
Feb 6 - Mar 2, 2012
Location: Online at <URL:>

Description: A microclimate is the environment immediately
surrounding an artifact. Microclimates designed for optimum storage,
display, or treatment conditions can be created and maintained in
showcases, storage cabinets, rooms, or plastic bags. This course
covers the basics of creating and maintaining microclimates,
including discussions of suitable enclosures and appropriate means
of controlling humidity, temperature, pollution, and oxygen. Learn
what constitutes a microclimate, how to use silica gel and other
environmental control materials, how to reduce internally generated
pollutants, and techniques for monitoring the microclimate you have

Logistics: Participants in Museum Microclimates work through
sections on their own. Materials and resources include online
literature, slide lectures and dialog between students and the
instructor through online forums.

Museum Microclimates runs four weeks. To reserve a spot in the
course, please pay at
<URL:> If you have trouble
please contact Helen Alten at helen<-at->collectioncare<.>org

The Instructor:

    Jerry Shiner has been providing consultant services for
    environmental control of museum display and storage applications
    for almost twenty years. Mr. Shiner has extensive expertise in
    both active and passive methods of mitigating and controlling
    humidity, temperature, pollution, and oxygen levels for display
    and storage enclosures. His experience includes working with
    architects, engineers, and conservators to design both local and
    central systems for large museums. As founder of Keepsafe
    Microclimate Systems he has provided hundreds of active and
    passive solutions for low oxygen treatment and storage (anoxia),
    and showcase humidity and temperature control. Mr. Shiner is
    author of numerous articles on microclimate storage and display.
    His clients include museums in the US and Europe. When not
    working on microclimates, Mr. Shiner can bang out a passable
    version of "Lady of Spain" on the accordion. For more in
    formation visit his web site KEEPSAFE

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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