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Subject: Online courses

Online courses

From: Helen Alten <helen>
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Four online classes in August, 2006

Materials for Storage and Display, starting August 7, 2006
Disaster Planning I, starting August 7, 2006
Care of Textiles (starts August 23, 2006)
Fundraising for Collections Care (starts August 28).

Please sign up at <URL:> and pay for
each course at <URL:>.  If
you have trouble with either, please contact Helen Alten
<helen [at] collectioncare__org>.

All courses will be at <URL:>

MS204: Materials for Storage and Display
Instructor: Helen Alten
Dates: August 7 through September 1, 2006
Price: $395

    A comprehensive review of all the materials used for storage and
    display of collections. The lecture and handouts separate
    product materials according to their properties: rigid, padding,
    barrier, attachments. Emphasizes the use of acid-free materials
    and how less appropriate materials can be retrofitted. Remains
    current with the latest materials available for preservation
    work, such as metal impregnated plastics and barrier films.
    Discusses material testing as a decision-making tool.
    Participants receive a notebook with samples of all of the
    materials discussed. Powerpoint lectures illustrate the use of
    each material.

MS205: Disaster Planning I: Introduction to Disaster Preparedness
Instructor: Terri Schindel
Dates: August 7 through September 1, 2006
Price: $395

    Every museum needs to be prepared for fires, floods, chemical
    spills, tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters. But one
    recent survey found 80 percent lack emergency-preparedness plans
    for their collections, trained staff or both. Disaster Planning
    I covers the creation of disaster-preparedness teams, the
    importance of ongoing planning, employee safety, board
    participation and insurance. Participants will learn everything
    they need to draft their own disaster-preparedness plans.

    Required Textbook: Disaster Planning I uses the required
    textbook Steal This Handbook! A Template for Creating a Museum's
    Emergency Preparedness Plan, which is available for purchase at

MS212: Care of Textiles
Instructor: Terri Schindel
Dates: August 23 through September 22, 2006
Price: $395

    Participants in Care of Textiles learn to identify fibers and
    surface finishes, write condition reports and understand the
    agents of deterioration that cause the most harm to textiles.
    Care of textiles and costumes in storage and on exhibit,
    preparing textiles for transport, and mannequins,
    three-dimensional supports and framing are covered.

MS302: Fundraising and Grant Writing
Instructor: Helen Alten
Dates: August 28 through September 22, 2006
Price: $395

    The National Endowment for the Humanities plans to give out $10
    million in federal challenge grants this year. And that's just
    one grant program run by one funding source. Learn how to get a
    piece of the millions of dollars in federal, state and private
    funding for your institution by taking Northern States
    Conservation Center's new online grant writing class. This
    course introduces students to options for funding a wide range
    of collection-care needs. Students learn about different forms
    of fund-raising, how to locate funding sources, and how to write
    a successful grant proposal. Each student will complete a draft
    grant deadline. Remember, the deadlines for 2006 grants already
    are set by most institutions, so the time to act is now.

    Course Outline

        1.  Introduction to Fundraising
        2.  Funding Sources
        3.  Long-Range Planning
        4.  Writing the Proposal
        5.  Budgets
        6.  Samples
        7.  Conclusion

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:6
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 27, 2006
                        Message Id: cdl-20-6-003
Received on Wednesday, 26 July, 2006

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