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Course on collection planning

From: Lisa Mort-Putland <lmort-putland>
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2004
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The Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of
Victoria <URL:> is pleased to offer the
following 6-day immersion opportunity for professionals and
volunteers working in museums, heritage sites, cultural centres and
galleries and supporting arts or cultural groups.

Collections Planning
HA 488M (1.5 units)

In times of diminishing resources, new opportunities, and increasing
accountability, museums everywhere are challenged to take more
thoughtful and strategic approaches to collections development. This
new course explores planning processes that enable museums to create
an institutional vision of the collection that would best meet their
needs, and methods for achieving this vision. Participants will
learn to set collections goals that are consistent with
institutional mission and community interests; integrate collections
into the museum's strategic, interpretive, and financial planning;
assess the strengths and weaknesses of current collections, conduct
gap analysis, and set priorities for acquisitions and
deaccessioning; collaborate with other institutions to identify and
access complementary collections; and successfully implement
collections plans.

Dates: September 20-25, 2004, with preparatory assignment
Please register by: August 29, 2004
Fee: CDN $550 (credit and non-credit options available)
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt

Elizabeth Merritt draws on her extensive experience in museums large
and small, most recently as Director of Collections and Research at
Cincinnati Museum Center. Ms. Merritt is the Director, Museum
Advancement and Excellence with the American Association of Museums.
In this position she synthesizes information on standards and best
practices gathered from the AAM Accreditation Commission, AAM
surveys, and over three hundred museums each year engaged in Museum
Assessment or Accreditation Program reviews.

This course is open to all staff or volunteers working in cultural
institutions looking to build confidence and develop skills in
collections planning. Enrolment options allow you to choose to take
courses either for academic credit or to enhance professional
development. A course description and registration form are
available by contacting us at crmp [at] uvcs__uvic__ca or by visiting

For more information please contact:

    Lisa Mort-Putland
    Program Coordinator
    Cultural Resource Management Program
    Continuing Studies, University of Victoria
    PO Box 3030 STN CSC Victoria BC Canada V8W 3N6
    250-721-6119 Fax:     250-721-8774
    lmort-putland [at] uvcs__uvic__ca

To receive monthly email updates, contact crmp [at] uvcs__uvic__ca

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