For Members Preparators Resources Preparators' PDFs A variety of PDFs for preparators are listed here.  All contributions are made by SVP members.  View and download Preparators'' session and poster presentations from past SVP annual meetings, how-to guides and Materials & Methods FAQs, and other references from meetings and publications beyond SVP. 
 

PREPARATORS' SYMPOSIA & SESSION PRESENTATIONS FROM PAST MEETINGS

Presentations are divided into categories used in the Bibliography of Fossil Preparation and Collection care file (download BFPC file) . 
       Preparation
  Adhesives, consolidants, fill materials
  Acid preparation, chemical techniques
  Conservation and preservation
  Collecting and field techniques
  Molding and casting
  Museology [collections, storage, documentation, environmental control, shipping and handling]
  Exhibits, mounting, reconstructions
  Pyrite, salts, mineral problems, radioactivity
  Miscellaneous

 
Preparation
Trine Sørensen, Museum of Southern Jutland, Gram, Denmark. 2014 Amy Davidson, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. 2008 Jean-Pierre Cavigelli, Tate Museum, Casper, WY. 2007 Gary Jackson, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, OH. 2007 Donald De Blieux, Salt Lake City, UT; James Kirkland, Utah Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, UT; Alan Titus, Bureau of Land Management, Kanab, UT. 2006
 
Adhesives, consolidants, fill materials
Suzann Goldberg and Amy Davidson, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. 2014 Amy Davidson, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. 2009 Shawn Haugrud, and Brian Compton, East Tennessee Museum of Natural History, Gray, TN. 2008
 
Acid preparation, chemical techniques
Carlos Padilla and Mary Parra, Fundacion Colombiana de Geobiologia, Bogota, Colombia. 2009
Christina Mawyin, Joseph Groenke, and Doug Boyer, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, Story Brook, NY and Jonathan Bloch, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL . 2004
 
Conservation and preservation
Vicen Carrio, Geological Conservator/Preparator, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Silvia Da Rocha and Nicholas Fraser, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 2014
 
Collecting and field techniques
Vicen Carrio, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.  2016 Don DeBlieux, Jim Kirkland, and Scott Madsen, Utah Geological Survey, UT. 2013 Marilyn Fox, Faysal Bibi, and Andrew Hill, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 2008
 
Molding and casting
Michael Cherney, William Sanders, Philip Gingerich, and Iyad Zalmout, University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Mohamed Antar, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Wadi-Al-Hitan World Heritage Site, Fayum, Egypt. 2009 William Sanders, John Graff, Iyad Zalmout, Munir Ul-Haq, and Philip Gingerich, University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology, Ann Arbor, MI. 2008 Amber Heard, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; John Graf, William Sanders, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 2007 Jeff Person, Charles Baker, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman, OK. 2007 Gregory Brown, University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, NE. 2005 Amy Davidson and Lisa Kronthal, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Conservator in Private Practice, New York, NY. 2004
 
Museology [Collections, Storage, Documentation, Environmental Control, Shipping, and Handling]
Michael Stache, Alexander Hastings, and Meinolf Hellmund, Martin-Luther-Universität Hall-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany. 2014 Matthew Smith, Kimberly, OR. 2007 Amy Davidson, Samantha Alderson, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; Marilyn Fox, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT. 2006 ReBecca Hunt, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL. 2006 Steve J. Jabo, Peter A. Kroehler, and F. V. Grady, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 2005 Rachel Benton, Badlands National Park; Ann Elder, Dinosaur National Monument. 2005 Marilyn Fox and Vicki Yarborough Fitzgerald, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT. 2004
 
Exhibits, mounting, reconstructions
Sue Beardmore and Janet Trythall, Elgin Museum, Elgin, United Kingdom. 2014
Robert Evander, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. 2009
 
Pyrite, salts, mineral problems, radioactivity
Akiko Shinya, Lisa Bergwall, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL. 2007
 
Miscellaneous
Michelle Pinsdorf, Steve Jabo, Abby Telfer, Peter Kroehler, Amanda Millhouse, and Matthew Miller, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States of America. 2014
 

How-To Guides and Materials & Methods FAQs

Don DeBlieux, Jim Kirkland, and Scott Madsen, Utah Geological Survey, UT. 2013
Ian Morrison, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. 2007

Preparators' Committee

 

References beyond SVP

Peter K Reser, Paleo-Tech, Albuquerque, NM, and Scott Williams, Petrified National Forest, AZ. 2009 Thomas C. Nolan, Robert L. Atkingson, and Bryan Small. 2008. Presented at the First Annual Fossil Preparation and Collections Symposium. Carrió, V. and Stevenson, S.  From a presentation during the NOOX3 (a conference on anoxic and reduced oxygen environments hosted by the British Library and the Natural History Museum), London, 2003  Carrió, V. and S. Stevenson; pp. 32-38 in J. Townsend, K. Eremin, and A. Adriaens (eds.), Conservation Science 2002: Papers from the Conference Held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 22-24 May 2002.  Archetype, London. 2003.
Stevenson, S. and Carrió, V. From a presentation during the 11th Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation (SPPC), Cambridge, 2002. Richard L. Cifelli (ed.) Oklahoma Geological Survey Special Publication 96-4. P.1-36. 1996
This PDF includes two articles;
  • Cifelli, R. L. ; Madsen, S. K.; and Larson, E. M. 1996. Screenwashing and associated recovery techniques for the recovery of microvertebrate fossils, in Cifelli, R. L. (ed.), Techniques for recovery and preparation of microvertebrate fossils: Oklahoma Geological Survey Special Publication 96-4 P.1-24.
  • Madsen, S. K. 1996. Some techniques and procedures for microvertebrate preparation, in Cifelli, R. L. (ed.), Techniques for recovery and preparation of microvertebrate fossils: Oklahoma Geological Survey Special Publication 96-4 P.25-36.
Anne S. Elder, Cathy Wenz, and Scott Madsen. 1998. In J. Martin, J. Hoganson, and R. Benton (eds.), Proceedings for the Fifth conference on Fossil Resources, 5:141-143.