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Subject: Online course on object numbering

Online course on object numbering

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Friday, January 11, 2008
MS208: Applying Numbers to Collection Objects:
Materials and Methods of Object Numbering
Instructor: Helen Alten
February 4 through 28, 2008
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

    Basic Concepts
    Associating Numbers and Objects
    Applying Numbers to Objects: Barrier Coats and Direct Surface
    Tools of Numbering
    Recommended Numbering Procedures for Specific Objects

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<-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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