Talk and Q & A Session with Dr. Nancy Odegaard

Dr. Nancy Odegaard is the Head of the Preservation Division at the Arizona State Museum on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson where she is also a professor with the Department of Material Science & Engineering, the School of Anthropology, American Indian Studies GIDP, and the Heritage conservation/historic preservation Certificate Program in the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. She leads the effort to preserve the collections of the museum through loans, exhibits, excavations, research, storage, and repatriation; she teaches students at all levels and provides outreach services throughout the region; and she conducts research on topics related to conservation.

Dr. Odegaard has led major conservation projects involving surveys, tribal consultation, research, treatment, and storage upgrades for collections of pottery, human remains, basketry, textiles, and pesticide residues. Her books include: A Guide to Handling Anthropological Museum Objects (WAAC); Old Poisons New Problems: Information and Resource Guide for Contaminated Cultural Materials in Museum Collections (AltaMira); Curating Human Remains: A Guide for Museums and Academic Institution (AltaMira); and Material Characterization Test for Objects of Art and Archaeology (Archetype).

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