Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More info on the Second Annual Fossil Preparation and Collections Symposium

The Tate Museum has updated their website with more information on the Second Annual Fossil Preparation and Collections Symposium (June 5-7, 2009). From the website:

"The 2009 Tate Conference will be a three-day event: a day of lab workshops on Friday, and day of talks on Saturday, and a field trip day on Sunday to the local White River Formation. The conference also includes a keynote speaker with dinner on Friday evening. Registration forms can be found here."

The list of speakers includes:

KEYNOTE: Mike Getty Utah Museum of Natural History. The trials and tribulations of collecting in the Grand Staircase- Escalante Wilderness Area.

Greg Brown, U of Nebraska. Cyclododecane.

Melissa Connely, Tate Museum. Wax molds for re-shaping casts of distorted fossils.

Eric Lund, Utah Museum of Natural History. Recognizing and preserving dinosaur skin

JP Cavigelli, Tate Museum, “For the Love of Carbowax”.

Kathy Hollis, University of Colorado. Storage of fossils.

Andrew Bland, Oregon, Prepping out of concretions.

Kelli Trujillo, Uinta Paleontological Associates, Inc. How to become a preparator.

Kenneth Bader, U of Kansas. Recognition and Preservation of Insect Traces on Fossil Bone

Jim McCabe, Royal Tyrell Museum, Drumheller, B.C., Quantitative Consolidant Comparisions

Pete Reser, retired preparator, “A Technique Using Cyanoacrylate And Ground matrix
Exclusively In The Preparation And Restoration Of Late Triassic, Chinle Formation, Fossil Material”

Darren Tanke, Royal Tyrell Museum, Drumheller, B.C., “Techniques for finding and identifying lost and unmarked quarries in Dinosaur Provincial Park”.

Matt Brown, Petrified Forest national Park, "Professional development in the field of fossil preparation: a roadmap."

Workshops include:
1) Making a two-part silicone mold… Friday Morning, Friday evening and Saturday morning.
2) Carbowax… Friday morning.
3) Lab ideas or comparisons roundtable discussion (details to be announced). Friday afternoon.
4) Air-abrasives. Friday afternoon.

I am getting very excited about this meeting! Don't forget to register. I hope to see you there!

© ReBecca K. Hunt-Foster


Anonymous said...

"Drumheller, B.C."? Try Drumheller, AB!


--Howard (Calgary, AB--not BC)

ReBecca Foster said...

LOL, I saw that also Howard. I took the list straight from the Tate webpage. I wonder if they caught it yet....