The fall quarter began last Thursday for this year’s incoming class and everyone is excited and ready to start their conservation courses. They’ve already had a few lectures and started examining pre-Columbian ceramics from the collection of the Fowler Museum at UCLA which they will be treating this quarter. Looks like they’ll be really busy this quarter working on lots of exciting projects. We wish them good luck and success in the graduate program!
In the recent issue of The Spirit, the newsletter of the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, an article describes the collaboration between the museum and the UCLA/Getty program which began in 2007 and highlights the work the conservation program students have done as part of this partnership. Images and reports of the objects they have examined and treated over the years will soon be available on the ACCM website as part of an online exhibition. Stay tuned for more information on that exhibition soon.