JAIC 2005, Volume 44, Number 3, Article 7 (pp. 233 to 243)
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JAIC 2005, Volume 44, Number 3, Article 7 (pp. 233 to 243)

RISK ASSESSMENT OF COLLECTIONS IN EXHIBITIONS AT THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE

GARNET MUETHING, ROBERT WALLER, & FIONA GRAHAM




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AUTHOR INFORMATION

GARNET MUETHING has been working as a conservation technician at the Canadian Museum of Nature since October 2001. She obtained a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and a post diploma certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. The focus of her work with the museum has been performing risk assessments both in the Victoria Memorial Museum Building, where exhibits are housed, and the Natural Heritage Building where the majority of the collection is stored. Address: Collection Services Division, Canadian Museum of Nature, P.O. Box 3443, Station D, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6P4

ROBERT WALLER is currently the chief of the Conservation Section at the Canadian Museum of Nature. He holds a BSc from the University of Manitoba, a PhD in Conservation from Göteborg University and professional accreditation with the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators. Research interests include: the preservation of mineral specimens and of fluid-preserved collections, and risk analysis approaches to rational decisionmaking for collection management and preservation. Address as for Muething.

FIONA GRAHAM recently left a conservator position at the Canadian Museum of Nature. She has a BA (Hons) in Art History and an MA in Art Conservation from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario as well as professional accreditation through the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators. Her work at the museum focused on preventive conservation with particular emphasis on the integration of conservation principles into building, exhibition, and storage design and operation. Address as for Muething.


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