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Online course on museum management

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
MS109: Museum Management
Instructor: Sue Near
May 6 - June 7, 2013
Location: Online at <URL:>

Description: Sound business practices are critical for a museum to
fulfill its mission.  Sounds like vegetables, right? Museum
Management is complex.  A museum exists to preserve collections and
educate, but it is also an institution that must employ sound
business practices while being accountable to the public as a
non-profit organization.  Instructor Sue Near teaches participants
how to administer a successful museum efficiently and effectively.
Participants will engage in discussions about the changing cultural
climate and its effect on museum operations.

Logistics: Participants in Museum Management work through sections
the above sections on their own.  Instructor Susan Near is available
for scheduled email support.  Materials and resources include online
literature and references, slide lectures and dialog between
students and online chats led by the instructor.  The course is
limited to 20 participants.

Museum Management runs six weeks.  To learn more about the course
and reserve a spot, go to
<URL:> If you have trouble
please contact Helen Alten at helen<-at->collectioncare<.>org

The Instructor:

    Susan Near is special projects manager at the Montana Historical
    Society in Helena.  Prior positions at the Historical Society
    include director of museum services (1989-2007), curator of
    collections (1984-1989), and registrar (1982-1984).  She also
    worked as collections research specialist at the Valley Forge
    Historical Society in Pennsylvania.  She has been curator for
    more than 20 major exhibitions ranging from western art to
    decorative arts, and has conducted material culture research
    covering a broad range of collections.  Near co-authored
    Montana's State Capitol:The People's House, Montana Historical
    Society Press, 2002.  Near has extensive administrative
    experience especially in grant-writing, heritage tourism,
    educational outreach, public relations, marketing, planning for
    new museum construction, and project and event management.  She
    is an accreditation visiting committee member for the American
    Association of Museums, has conducted peer reviews for the
    Museums Assessment Program, and has reviewed and served on
    grants panels for the Institute for Museum and Library Services
    and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Ms. Near is a
    graduate of the Museum Studies Program at the University of
    Delaware and the Getty's Museum Management Institute.

Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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