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Subject: Online course on object numbering

Online course on object numbering

From: Helen Alten <helen>
Date: Monday, November 27, 2006
MS208:  Applying Numbers to Collection Objects: Materials and
        Methods of Object Numbering
Instructor: Helen Alten
December 4 through January 12, 2007

Price: $425
Location: <URL:>

Applying Numbers to Collection Objects covers the materials and
methods of object numbering: registration, handling, labeling and
marking, number placement, documentation, health and safety,
transponders and barcodes, surface marks, inks, paints and barrier
coats. Each participant receives a Northern States Conservation
Center collections labeling kit and performs experiments using its
contents. Participants learn to determine what pen, ink, barrier
coat or tag is appropriate for each object and storage or display

Course Outline

    1.  Introduction
    2.  Basic Concepts
    3.  Associating Numbers and Objects
    4.  Applying Numbers to Objects: Barrier Coats and Direct
        Surface Marking
    5.  Tools of Numbering
    6.  Recommended Numbering Procedures for Specific Objects
    7.  Conclusion

Logistics: Participants in Applying Numbers to Collection Objects
work through seven sections at their own pace. Instructor Helen
Alten will be available at scheduled times for email support.
Participants work individually and interact through forums and
online chats. Materials include PowerPoint lectures, readings,
lecture notes  and a collections labeling kit with sample materials.
Additional resources include projects, quizzes and links to relevant
web sites.

Applying Numbers to Collection Objects runs four weeks. Enroll at
<URL:> and pay for the course at
<URL:>.  If you have
trouble with either, please contact Helen Alten at
helen [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.

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Received on Monday, 27 November, 2006

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