Instructor: Karen L. Pavelka

Course Meeting Times

Thursdays, 9 AM - 12 Noon, UTA 1.506B

Course Description

Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

This class will explore various aspects of response and recovery in the aftermath of a cultural heritage disaster, specifically fire. Members of the class will select materials, oversee burning the collection, evaluate and recover the damaged materials using a variety of strategies and ultimately create a series of web based tutorials to disseminate what they have learned to a wider community. The burning will be done at a UT facility, and at least one class session will require traveling to the J.J. Pickle Research Center. Several class sessions will require working with wet and charred materials.

Topic Description:
Cultural Heritage Disasters

Lecturer: Karen L. Pavelka

Phone: (512) 471-8286
Office: UTA 5.422
Office Hours: Posted on lab door

Teaching Assistant: Sarah A.Buchanan
Office: UTA
Office Hours: Posted on lab door