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Online course on grant writing

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
MS 302: Introduction to Grant Writing and Fundraising
Instructor: Helen Alten
May 6-31, 2013
Location: Online at <URL:>

Description: Strapped for cash? Can't see how you can implement
collections preservation ideas when you can't pay the light bill?
This workshop introduces funding options for a range of collections
care needs. The class combines lecture and practicum sessions.
Students will learn about different forms of fund raising, how to
find funding sources for their institution, how to write successful
proposals and how to build on success. Each student will complete a
draft grant request before the end of the class.

Logistics: Participants in Introduction to Grant Writing and
Fundraising work at individual paces through seven sections.
Instructor Helen Alten is available at scheduled times during the
course for email support. Resources include forums and scheduled
online chats, PowerPoint lectures, reading materials and lecture
notes and links to relevant web sites.

Introduction to Grant Writing and Fundraising runs four weeks. To
learn more about the course, go to
<URL:> If you have trouble
please contact Helen Alten at helen<-at->collectioncare<.>org

The Instructor:

    Helen Alten, is the Director of Northern States Conservation
    Center and its chief Objects Conservator. For nearly 30 years
    she has been involved in objects conservation, starting as a
    pre-program intern at the Oriental Institute in Chicago and the
    University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. She
    completed a degree in Archaeological Conservation and Materials
    Science from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of
    London in England. She has built and run conservation
    laboratories in Bulgaria, Montana, Greece, Alaska and Minnesota.
    She has a broad understanding of three-dimensional materials and
    their deterioration, wrote and edited the quarterly Collections
    Caretaker, maintains the popular
    <URL:> web site, lectures
    throughout the United States on collection care topics, was
    instrumental in developing a state-wide protocol for disaster
    response in small Minnesota museums, has written, received and
    reviewed grants for NEH and IMLS, worked with local foundations
    funding one of her pilot programs, and is always in search of
    the perfect museum mannequin. She has published chapters on
    conservation and deterioration of archeological glass with the
    Materials Research Society and the York Archaeological Trust,
    four chapters on different mannequin construction techniques in
    Museum Mannequins: A Guide for Creating the Perfect Fit (2002),
    preservation planning, policies, forms and procedures needed for
    a small museum in The Minnesota Alliance of Local History
    Museums' Collection Initiative Manual, and is co-editor of the
    penultimate book on numbering museum collections (still in
    process) by the Gilcrease Museum in Oklahoma. Helen Alten has
    been a Field Education Director, Conservator, and staff trainer.
    She began working with people from small, rural, and tribal
    museums while as the state conservator for Montana and Alaska.
    Helen currently conducts conservation treatments and operates a
    conservation center in Charleston, WV and St. Paul, MN.

Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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Received on Friday, 19 April, 2013

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