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From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
Here are the courses that will be running on in
January, 2014 beginning January 6, 2014

MS103: The Basics of Museum Registration
Instructor: Peggy Schaller

Description: Master the ABCs of museum record keeping in the Basics
of Museum Registration. Participants learn about registration,
accession, common numbering systems and how to craft a mission
statement for their museum. Finally, the course reviews the
importance of having--and using--a registration manual and what it
should contain. More Information:

MS104: An Introduction to Collections Preservation
Instructor: Gretchen Anderson

Description: Every museum professional needs a solid foundation in
preservation principles and techniques. Introduction to Collections
Preservation provides an overview of current preservation issues
from environmental monitoring to collection cleaning, exhibit mounts
and storage furniture. More Information:

MS219: Opening and Closing Seasonal Museums (new course)
Instructor: Fiona Graham

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. 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. More

MS228: Care of Paper Artifacts
Instructor: Susan Duhl

Description: Care of Paper provides an introduction to the materials
and techniques of papermaking, how paper use and the agents of
deterioration affect paper's longevity, and how to improve storage
and exhibit to increase that longevity. The course covers all paper
types, including archival materials such as books and manuscripts,
art on paper, oriental paper, western paper and 3-D paper. The
course is designed for librarians, archivists, curators, collection
managers and those interested in paper and its care. More

MS235: Scripting the Exhibition
Instructor: Karin Hostetter

Description: So much to say and so little space in which to say it.
That is the dilemma when scripting an exhibition. How do you say
what needs to be said in the space available?  How do you even
figure out how to limit the information in the first place? Discover
the value of themes, tangibles, intangibles, and universals in
writing exhibit text that visitors really want to read--and
remember. More Information:

MS242: Museum Microclimates
Instructor: Jerry Shiner

Description: A microclimate is the environment immediately
surrounding an artifact. Microclimates designed for optimum storage,
display, or treatment conditions can be created and maintained in
showcases, storage cabinets, rooms, or plastic bags. This course
covers the basics of creating and maintaining microclimates,
including discussions of suitable enclosures and appropriate means
of controlling humidity, temperature, pollution, and oxygen.

More Information:


Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:25
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Received on Monday, 9 December, 2013

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