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Subject: Online course on storage

Online course on storage

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Friday, December 21, 2007
Northern States Conservation Center announces a museum storage
course beginning late January 2008.

MS202: Museum Storage Facilities and Furniture
Instructor: Helen Alten
Dates: January 28 through February 23, 2008
Cost: $425
Location: <URL:>

    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 cabinets.

    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<-a t->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 Friday, 21 December, 2007

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