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Subject: Online course on storage

Online course on storage

From: Helen Alten <helen>
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2007
MS201: Storage for Infinity: An Overview of Museum Storage
Instructor: Helen Alten
Dates: March 5 - April 13, 2007
Cost: $425
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:

    Storage Philosophy
    Agents of Deterioration and Preservation Planning
    Storage Facilities
    Storage Furniture
    Preparing Collections for Storage
    Storage Materials
    Storage Mounts
    Storage of Specific Collections
    Funding Improvements

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.

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Received on Tuesday, 27 February, 2007

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