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Online course in preservation

From: Helen Alten <helen>
Date: Monday, June 5, 2006
Online collections preservation class

Northern States Conservation Center announces a repeat in June of
its popular basic preservation course: An Introduction to
Collections Preservation.

MS 104 An Introduction to Collections Preservation
Instructor: Helen Alten
Dates: June 19 - July14, 2006
Cost: $395

    The tools of a museum professional include a basic understanding
    of preservation principles and techniques. This course provides
    an overview of current preservation issues, from environmental
    monitoring to collection cleaning, exhibit mounts and storage
    furniture. Covering every aspect of the modern museum, and how
    the building, staff and fixtures affect preservation of the
    collection, this workshop provides an overview that participants
    can use in future decision-making about their collection. Agents
    of deterioration, risk management, object handling and
    transport, object labeling, exhibit lighting, security,
    emergency preparedness, materials for storage and display,
    storage and exhibit philosophies, and condition assessments will
    be discussed. This introductory course provides basic knowledge
    that is expanded in all of our other courses.

    Register for the class by purchasing it at:

    The course is taken at your own pace, on-line, with a weekly
    on-line chat with the instructor.  You can take the course from
    any computer with Internet access.  There are no travel costs.
    If you have any questions, please contact the course instructor,
    Helen Alten, at helen [at] collectioncare__org.

    (A list of our 2006 courses is available at:

    Course Outline:

        1.  Preservation Principles
        2.  Agents of Deterioration
        3.  Monitoring
        4.  Collection Handling
        5.  Collection Labeling
        6.  Collection Cleaning
        7.  Storage Principles
        8.  Exhibit Principles
        9.  Emergency Preparation
        10. Conclusion

    About the Instructor: Helen Alten, Conservator and owner of
    Northern States Conservation Center, St. Paul, MN has been a
    Field Education Director, Conservator, and trainer since 1986.
    Ms. Alten received her conservation degree in Archaeological
    Conservation and Materials Science, Institute of Archaeology,
    University of London in 1986. She began working with people from
    small, rural, and tribal museums while the state conservator for
    Montana and Alaska. Helen currently conducts conservation
    treatments and operates a conservation center in St. Paul, MN.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:59
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Received on Monday, 5 June, 2006

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