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Online course on legal issues in collection management

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
MS266: Legal Issues in Collection Management
Instructor: John Simmons
Feb 4 to Mar 1, 2013
Price: $475
Location: Online at <URL:>

Description: In this course we will examine the most significant
laws and regulations that affect collections management, including
the legal organization of museums, responsibilities of governing
boards, collections care, loans and gifts, international
regulations, intellectual property, cultural appropriation, and
freedom of expression.

Logistics: Participants in Legal Issues in Collection Management
work through sections at their own pace.  Instructor John Simmons is
available for scheduled email support.  Materials and resources
include online literature and dialog between students and online
chats led by the instructor.  The course is limited to 20

Legal Issues in Collection Management runs four weeks.  To reserve a
spot in the course, please pay at
<URL:> If you have trouble
please contact Helen Alten at helen<-at->collectioncare<.>org

The Instructor:

    John E. Simmons runs Museologica, an independent consulting
    company, and serves as Adjunct Curator of Collections at the
    Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery at
    Pennsylvania State University.  He has a B.S. in Systematics and
    Ecology and a Master's degree in Historical Administration and
    Museum Studies.  Simmons began his professional career as a zoo
    keeper, then worked as collections manager at the California
    Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of the
    University of Kansas, where he also served as Director of the
    Museum Studies Program until 2007.  He received 2011 Carolyn L.
    Rose Award for outstanding commitment to Natural History
    Collections Care and Management from the Society for the
    Preservation of Natural History Collections, the Superior
    Voluntary Service Award from the American Association of Museums
    and the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Mentoring of Graduate
    Students from the University of Kansas.

    Simmons' publications include three books, Herpetological
    Collecting and Collections Management (2002); Cuidado, Manejo y
    Conservacion de las Colecciones Biologicas (2005, with Yaneth
    Muqoz-Saba); and Things Great and Small: Collections Management
    Policies (2006). He consults, teaches, and does field work in
    the US, Latin America and Asia.  For more information visit his
    web site MUSEOLOGICA

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:35
                 Distributed: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
                       Message Id: cdl-26-35-018
Received on Wednesday, 23 January, 2013

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