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Subject: Online course on museum storage

Online course on museum storage

From: Helen Alten <helen>
Date: Monday, February 27, 2006
MS201: Storage for Infinity: An Overview of Museum Storage
Instructor: Helen Alten
Dates: March 6 through April 14, 2006
Cost: $395
Location: <URL:>

Description: Storage for Infinity covers everything you need to know
to limit damage to stored collections. Participants will learn about
building new storage areas and retrofitting existing space. Other
topics include constructing support mounts, security and drafting
proposals to fund storage improvements. The material emphasizes
philosophy and planning, \handling, materials and techniques.

Course 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

Logistics: Participants in Storage for Infinity work at their own
pace through 11 sections. Instructor Helen Alten is available at
scheduled times during the course for email support. Materials
include PowerPoint lectures, reading materials and lecture notes.
Supporting resources include message forums, weekly online chats
projects, quizzes and links to relevant web sites. The course is
limited to 20 participants.

Storage for Infinity runs six weeks. Sign up at
<URL:> and pay for the course at
<URL:>. If you have
trouble completing an on-line order, please contact Helen Alten at
helen [at] collectioncare__org or Eric Swanson at eric [at] collectioncare__org

The Instructor: Helen Alten is an objects conservator and owner of
Northern States Conservation Center, St. Paul, Minnesota. She has
been an educator, conservator and trainer since 1986. Ms. Alten
received her master's degree in archaeological conservation and
materials science at the Institute of Archaeology, University of
London in 1986. She began working with small, rural, and tribal
museums as conservator for Montana and Alaska.  Ms. Alten has been
involved in storage expansions and upgrades for small and large

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