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SPNHC Meeting Announcement and CFP

The 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural
History Collections (SPNHC) will be held at the Smithsonian Institution in
Washington, DC, USA from 27 June - 2 July 1999.  There are: workshops on
Finance and Funding: Linking Collections Care Needs to Money in the Museum,
Rigging: Lifting and Moving Large Objects, and CO2 Fumigation: Atmospheric
Treatment of Museum Objects for Pest Control; field trips to the
Smithsonian Institution Naturalist Center and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
National Conservation Training Center, Jefferson Patterson Park (Academy of
Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center and Maryland Archaeological
Conservation Laboratory), Fossil Localities in Calvert County, and
Alexandria Archaeology; collections tours of various Smithsonian
Institution facilities and centers; and social events in addition to the
main meetings including three specialty sessions: Molecular Research/Frozen
Tissue Collections; Health and Safety Issues in Collect!
ions; and, Repatriation.  Please check the SPNHC web site at

Sally Y. Shelton
President, SPNHC
Collections Officer
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution