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Subject: Online course on care of baskets

Online course on care of baskets

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013
MS 225: Care of Baskets
Instructor: Sherry Doyal
Sept 30 - Nov 8, 2013
Location: online at <URL:>

Description: Baskets are an important part of nearly every world
culture. Caring for baskets requires an understanding of why and how
they deteriorate. Care of Baskets provides a simplified explanation
of the chemistry and structure of basketry materials. Starting with
an overview of the history and function of baskets and how they are
made, Care of Baskets will cover guidelines for handling, labeling,
exhibiting and storing baskets, including condition assessments and
an introduction to integrated pest management. An overview of
treatments used on baskets and how appropriate they are for the
long-term preservation of the basket will help students make care
decisions when consulting with conservators.

Logistics: Participants in Care of Baskets work through sections on
their own. Materials and resources include online literature, slide
lectures and dialog between students and the instructor through
online forums.

Care of Baskets runs six 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:

    Sherry Doyal is head of the organic artefacts conservation
    section at the British Museum. She now specializes in
    conservation of botanic materials. Sherry has previous
    experience of private practice conservation serving regional
    historic houses, scientific botany collections (herbaria) and
    small museums. Her employment history also includes large
    museums (Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY and Victoria and Albert
    Museum, London). Sherry received a conservation and restoration
    studies certificate with distinction from Lincoln College of Art
    in 1980 and a post graduate certificate in upholstery
    conservation from the Textile Conservation Centre, Hampton Court
    Palace in 1984. Sherry received a further and adult education
    teachers' certificate from Exeter College in 1998 and a diploma
    in design and craft (constructed textiles) in the context of
    basketry from City Literacy College, London in 2008. In her
    spare time she is a maker and exhibitor of contemporary basketry

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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