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Subject: Online course on abandoned property in collections

Online course on abandoned property in collections

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
MS 303
Found in the Collection: Orphans, Old Loans and Abandoned Property
Instructor: Lin Nelson-Mayson
Price: $495
Mar 4 - Apr 5, 2013
Location: Online at <URL:>

Description: Every museum has a few stray items.  Some lost tags
long ago.  Others turn up as surprises during inventories.  A few
are all that remain from long-ago exhibits.  While you'll want to
keep some, others may be deteriorating.  Even worse, some pose
significant hazards for staff and the rest of the collection.  All
raise legal and professional questions.  How do you deal with
objects that have no records? Or loans from unidentified or deceased
lenders? Found in the Collection addresses how to identify abandoned
objects and old loans.  It further covers the application of state
laws and rules for identifying owners or establishing ownership.

Logistics: Participants in Found in the Collection work through
sections on their own.  Instructor Lin Nelson-Mayson is available
for scheduled email support.  Materials and resources include online
literature, slide lectures and dialog between students and online
chats led by the instructor.  The course is limited to 20

Found in the Collection 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:

    Lin Nelson-Mayson, with over 25 years of museum experience at
    small and large institutions, is director of the University of
    Minnesota's Goldstein Museum of Design.  Prior to that, she was
    the director of ExhibitsUSA, a nonprofit exhibition touring
    organization that annually tours over 30 art and humanities
    exhibitions across the country.  For five years, she was a
    coordinator or judge for the American Association of Museums'
    Excellence in Exhibitions Competition.  She currently serves on
    the exhibition committee for the National Sculpture Society. Ms.
    Nelson-Mayson has extensive experience with the planning,
    preparation, research and installation of exhibitions.  Ms
    Nelson-Mayson's experience includes teaching museum studies and
    museology courses.  Her particular interest is the needs of
    small museums.

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:40
                   Distributed: Monday, March 4, 2013
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Received on Wednesday, 27 February, 2013

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