SEPTEMBER 21-25, 1998

What It's About:  This course, the first in a series, provides the foundation for advanced optical microscopy applications and training.  Subjects addressed will include: sample selection and preparation; microscope specifications, selection and set-up; design and layout of microscopy spaces; function and use; imaging and protomicrography; specialized techniques and limits of material identification; documentation and analysis; and introduction to specialized applications, e.g. archaeobotany, ceramics, coating materials, natural fibers, metals and wood.

Who Should Attend:  This course is tailored to those interested in basic microscopic techniques, sample preparation, documentation and identification of materials from museums or archaeological contexts.

Instructors: Dr. Harry A. Alden, Microscopist, along with other SCMRE staff and representatives from sample preparation and microscope companies.


Course Fee:          $500.00 per person
Enrollment:          10 participants
Time:                    Daily, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Deadline:             August 1, 1998
Location:              Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education, Museum Support Center
For Information:  Francine T. Lewis 301-238-3700 x102
To apply:               Please fill out course registration form.