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Subject: Online course on opening and closing seasonal museums

Online course on opening and closing seasonal museums

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
MS219: Opening and Closing Seasonal Museums
Instructor: Fiona Graham
Dates: Aug 5-30, 2013
Location: online at

Description: The seasonal closure of a museum presents unique
challenges and opportunities for collection preservation. This is an
introductory-level conservation course exploring simple collection
preservation methods for seasonal museums. The target Audience for
the course is curators and other museum personnel, volunteers, site
managers, maintenance personnel. No prior conservation training
necessary. Participants will learn about the challenges and
opportunities associated with caring for collections in seasonal
facilities. They will learn about the risks to collections and how
to mitigate them through closing and re-opening procedures, as well
as throughout the winter season.

Logistics: Participants in Opening and Closing Seasonal Museums work
through sections on their own. Instructor Fiona Graham 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

Opening and Closing Seasonal Museums runs four weeks. To learn more
about the course, go to
If you have trouble please contact Helen Alten at

The Instructor:

    Fiona Graham is an accredited professional conservator (CAPC)
    offering bilingual (English and French) services in preventive
    conservation and heritage restoration to the museum and heritage
    field. Her areas of expertise include; preventive conservation
    in facility design and operations, specifications and project
    management for conservation projects, metals conservation, pest
    management, condition surveys, emergency planning, and policies
    and procedures. She is currently a Conservator at Goldsmith
    Borgal and Company Ltd. Architects, a Tutor at Athabasca
    University and the Course Director for the Ontario Museum

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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