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Online course on storage

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Monday, April 14, 2008
MS204: Materials for Storage and Display
Instructor: Helen Alten
May 5-30, 2008
Cost: $425
Location: <URL:>

Description: Materials for Storage and Display offers a
comprehensive review of materials used for storage and display of
collections. Lectures and handouts separate materials by properties:
rigid, padding, barrier and attachments. Slide shows illustrate the
use of each. The course emphasizes acid-free materials and how to
retrofit less appropriate materials. MS204 keeps current with the
latest materials available for preservation, such as
metal-impregnated plastics and barrier films. Using material testing
as a decision making tool is covered. Participants receive notebooks
with samples of all of the materials discussed.

Course Outline:

    Choosing and Testing
    Rigid Materials
    Padding Materials
    Barrier Materials
    Tie Materials
    Bad Materials

Logistics: Participants in Materials for Storage and Display work at
their own pace through eight sections. Instructor Helen Alten is
available at scheduled times during the course for email support.
Students work individually and interact through forums and scheduled
online chats. Materials include PowerPoint lectures, readings and
lecture notes, as well as message forums, projects, quizzes, and
links to relevant web sites. The course is limited to 20

Materials for Storage and Display lasts 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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