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Subject: Online course on storage

Online course on storage

From: Helen Alten <helen>
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Northern States Conservation Center is pleased to announce the return
of its in-depth course on storage facilities and their furniture this
June.  Also, starting in June, Northern States Conservation Center is
offering a 10% discount to any person or institution paying for more
than one 2007 class.

MS202: Museum Storage Facilities and Furniture
Instructor: Helen Alten

Dates: (Available twice in 2007)
June 4 through 29, 2007
December 3 through 31, 2007
Cost: $425
Location: <URL:>

Description: Museum Storage Facilities and Furniture concentrates on
building systems and furniture for storing and protecting
collections. Topics include environmental controls, insulation,
floor coatings and predicting space requirements. Museum Storage
also compares commercial and homemade furniture and provides a
blueprint for planning the redesign of your facility. Storage
philosophy, construction requirements, safety and security and
planning. A new unit details how commercial museum-quality cabinetry
is constructed. Blueprints are provided for high-quality, homemade

Course Outline:

    Storage Philosophy
    Agents of Deterioration and Preservation Planning
    Storage Facilities
    Storage Furniture

Logistics: Participants in Museum Storage Facilities and Furniture
work at individual paces through five sections. Instructor Helen
Alten is available at scheduled times during the course for email
support. Resources include forums and scheduled online chats,
PowerPoint lectures, reading materials and lecture notes and links
to relevant web sites.

Museum Storage Facilities and Furniture runs four weeks. Please sign
up 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.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:4
                   Distributed: Friday, May 11, 2007
                        Message Id: cdl-21-4-017
Received on Wednesday, 9 May, 2007

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