Course information

Course title
Fluid Preservation
University / Organization
Transmitting Science
Sabadell (Barcelona)
Academic level
Both Msc and PhD
Course director
Course lecturer(s)
Dr. Simon Moore (Natural Sciences and Cutlery Historian, United Kingdom) John E. Simmons (Museologica, United States of America)
Course aim
1st Edition FLUID PRESERVATION November 12th-16th, 2018, Barcelona (Spain) Topic: Museums and Collections In this course, conservator Simon Moore, assisted by John E. Simmons, will present a series of lectures, discussions, and supervised hands-on laboratory activities on the evaluation, conservation, and preservation of fluid-preserved specimens. Topics to be covered include the history of fluid preservation, histology and morphology of fluid-preserved specimens, and techniques including narcotization, fixation and re-fixation, transfer between preservatives, fluid preservative options, identification of historic sealants, specimen repair, and how to work with historic and modern fluid-preserved specimens. Participants will learn to cut, grind, and drill filler holes in a glass; rehydrate desiccated specimens and remove air bubbles from them; mount specimens on glass backing plates; seal containers, cope with fungal and bacterial outbreaks, and work with transparencies. During the course, participants will become acquainted with the evaluation of a range of preservative fluids for zoological and botanical specimens, including preservation of colour in specimens.
Course contents / programme
Required Knowledge and preparation
Teaching methods
Course type
Consecutive days
Online course
Duration (net days)
November 12th-16th, 2018
Course fee
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Paper submission required?
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front approval