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Subject: Online course on storage

Online course on storage

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2008
MS204: Materials for Storage and Display
Instructor: Helen Alten
November 3 through 28, 2008
Cost: $425
Location: <URL:>

    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

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. To save a spot,
please pay at <URL:> If
you have trouble, please contact Helen Alten at
helen<-a t->collectioncare< . >org

The Instructor:

    Helen Alten, Conservator and owner of Northern States
    Conservation Center, St. Paul, MN has been a Field Education
    Director, Conservator, and trainer since 1986. Ms. Alten
    received her conservation diploma in Archaeological Conservation
    and Materials Science from the Institute of Archaeology,
    University of London in 1986. She began working with people from
    small, rural, and tribal museums while state conservator for
    Montana and Alaska. Helen currently conducts conservation
    treatments and operates a conservation center in St. Paul, MN.

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Received on Saturday, 18 October, 2008

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