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Online course on museum storage

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Friday, March 25, 2005
MS201: Storage for Infinity: An Overview of Museum Storage

Instructor: Helen Alten
Dates: April 4 - May 13, 2005

The Northern States Conservation Center
<URL:> is pleased to announce a
repeat of its popular first online class: 'Museum 201: Storage for
Infinity' scheduled to start Monday April 4th and run through
Friday, May 13th, 2005. This course concentrates on storage
philosophy and planning, collections handling, materials and
techniques for storing collections.

The course will last for four weeks and cover all the details needed
to plan or improve a storage area to meet current preservation
standards. This course will include handouts, on-line literature,
slide lectures, and student-teacher/group-teacher dialog. The course
is limited to 20 participants.

If you are interested in the course, please sign up at and pay for the course at
<URL:>.  If you have
trouble with either, please contact Helen Alten at
helen<-a t->collectioncare< . >org.

Course Goals: To learn the fundamentals of storage conditions,
housing materials, security and handling.

Class Outline

    1.  Introduction
    2.  Storage Philosophy
    3.  Agents of Deterioration and Preservation Planning
    4.  Storage Facilities
    5.  Storage Furniture
    6.  Preparing Collections for Storage
    7.  Storage Materials
    8.  Storage Mounts
    9.  Storage of Specific Collections
    10. Funding Improvements
    11. Conclusion

The course format is self-paced through 11 sections. The instructor
will be available at predetermined intervals throughout the course.
Students will be working individually and interact through forums
and scheduled on-line chats. Materials include web versions of
instructor Helen Alten's Powerpoint lectures, reading materials, and
lecture notes. Supporting resources include message forums, weekly
online chats, email support, projects, quizzes, and links to
relevant websites.

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Received on Friday, 25 March, 2005

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