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SITKA - The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is offering three free heirloom care workshops for the public this summer. The series will kick off on July 12 with an open house for community members to bring in their family treasures and receive a free condition assessment. The workshop will feature the Alaska State Museum's "science gun," a portable X-ray fluorescent spectrometry unit that allows conservators to identify different types of metal. The "science gun" will be operated by Scott Carrlee, Alaska State Museum's Curator of Museum Services. Participants will be able to bring their small metal objects for identification, but there will be lots of expertise on hand for other types of items.
Historic park announces free workshops 071112 AE 1 For the Capital City Weekly SITKA - The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is offering three free heirloom care workshops for the public this summer. The series will kick off on July 12 with an open house for community members to bring in their family treasures and receive a free condition assessment. The workshop will feature the Alaska State Museum's "science gun," a portable X-ray fluorescent spectrometry unit that allows conservators to identify different types of metal. The "science gun" will be operated by Scott Carrlee, Alaska State Museum's Curator of Museum Services. Participants will be able to bring their small metal objects for identification, but there will be lots of expertise on hand for other types of items.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Story last updated at 7/10/2012 - 1:19 pm

Historic park announces free workshops

SITKA - The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is offering three free heirloom care workshops for the public this summer. The series will kick off on July 12 with an open house for community members to bring in their family treasures and receive a free condition assessment. The workshop will feature the Alaska State Museum's "science gun," a portable X-ray fluorescent spectrometry unit that allows conservators to identify different types of metal. The "science gun" will be operated by Scott Carrlee, Alaska State Museum's Curator of Museum Services. Participants will be able to bring their small metal objects for identification, but there will be lots of expertise on hand for other types of items.

Participants in "Cleaning to Maintain Character" (July 26th) will learn gentle cleaning techniques used by conservators to maintain the look and patina of historical artifacts. On August 16th, participants can learn how to make their own museum-quality artifact housing from inexpensive, easily available materials.

All workshops will be held at AB Hall from 6-9 p.m. on their respective days. Call 983-9222 for reservations.


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