HERM 339 (Rev C3): Conservation Report a Broken Link

HERM 339: Conservation introduces the fundamental principles of conservation, and explores their application by museums, archives, and other collecting institutions. Heritage resources management practitioners need to understand the concept of conservation and the fact that it is one of the prime responsibilities of heritage institutions.

Course Materials


Robert Barclay. Introduction to Conservation. Athabasca: Athabasca University and Robert Barclay, 2009.

Unit 1


Introduction to Conservation
Also see your online Study Guide (Unit 1) for other required readings for this unit.
Home page: Canadian Museums Association
Home page: International Council of Museums (ICOM)

Unit 2


Materials Characterization: Introduction and Organic Materials Overview
Also see your online Study Guide (Unit 2) for other required readings for this unit.
Home page: paperonline
Home page: CAN Collections Australia Network: Australian Cultural Heritage Collections Online

Home page: ScienceDirect

Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute
Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute
Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute
Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute www.cci-icc.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx

Unit 3


Materials Characterization: Inorganic Materials, Modern Materials, and Composite Artifacts
Also see your online Study Guide (Unit 3) for other required readings for this unit.
Home page: CAN Collections Australia Network: Australian Cultural Heritage Collections Online
Home page: Northeast Document Conservation Center
Home page: Northeast Document Conservation Center
Home page: [UK] Conservation Register
Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI):
www.cci-icc.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx

Unit 4


Preventive Conservation: Agents of Deterioration, Temperature, Relative Humidity
Also see your online Study Guide (Unit 4) for other required readings for this unit.
Home page: Northeast Document Conservation Center
Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute
Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute

Unit 5


Preventive Conservation: Light and Contaminants
Also see your online Study Guide (Unit 5) for other required readings for this unit.
Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute
Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute
Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute

Unit 6


Preventive Conservation: Pest Management, Fire Protection, Security and Emergency Preparedness
Also see your online Study Guide (Unit 6) for other required readings for this unit.
Home page: http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx
Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute
Home page: Northeast Document Conservation Center
Home page: Lyrasis
Home page: http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx

Unit 7


Preventive Conservation: Display, Storage, Handling and Transportation
Also see your online Study Guide (Unit 7) for other required readings for this unit.
Home page: Northern States Conservation Center
Home page: [US] National Park Service
Home page: [US] National Park Service
Home page: [US] National Park Service

Unit 8


Preventive Conservation: A Multi-level Approach
Also see your online Study Guide (Unit 8) for other required readings for this unit.
Home page: Ontario Ministry of Culture
http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/home.shtml
Home page: [US] National Park Service
Home page: [US] National Park Service

Unit 9


Conservation Treatments
Also see your online Study Guide (Unit 9) for other required readings for this unit.
Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute
http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca
Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute
Home page: Canadian Conservation Institute
Home page: Ontario Museum Association Care of Collections

Home page: Northeast Document Conservation Center

Home page: Northeast Document Conservation Centre
Home page: Canadian Association for Conservation

Unit 10


Managing Conservation: Planning, Training, Documentation and Policy
Also see your online Study Guide (Unit 10) for other required readings for this unit.
Home page: The Getty
Home page: Northeast Document Conservation Center
Home page: Northeast Document Conservation Center
Home page: Museum SOS
Home page: Royal BC Museum
Home page: British Library National Preservation Office