State museum lecture to feature conservator Carrlee

Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2011

Next Wednesday’s Alaska State Museum lunchtime lecture will feature Ellen Carrlee, Alaska State Museum Conservator, on “Conservation Treatments for Archaeological Artifacts.”

Carrlee will discuss the preservation treatment of artifacts ranging from ancient archaeological basketry on the Northwest Coast to maritime artifacts from the 1868 wreck of the Torrent. What does it take to preserve these kinds of collections? What are the big picture issues that museums, governments, archaeologists and other “Culture Resource Management” professionals are grappling with in Alaska? Carrlee will discuss archaeology in Alaska from the viewpoint of artifact preservation and share the latest developments in Alaska State Museum research and outreach.

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