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Online courses at museumclasses.org

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Friday, May 23, 2014
MS 222: Care of Photographs On-Line Course
June 23--Aug 15, 2014
Location: <URL:http://www.museumclasses.org>

Instructor: Gawain Weaver

Description: Photographic materials cover a diverse range,
everything from the daguerreotypes and wet plate negatives of the
19th century to the gelatin silver, chromogenic and inkjet prints of
the 20th and now 21st century.  Care of Photographs offers a broad
introduction to the history, technology, identification, and care of
these and other photographic materials.  Topics include
environmental monitoring, the effects of temperature and relative
humidity, and the importance of cold storage for certain
photographic materials.  It is intended to help those caring for
photographic materials to gain a better understanding of their
collections and how to care for them.

For more information:

    <URL:http://www.collectioncare.org/care-photographs-line-course>

MS 104: An Introduction to Preservation
July 7--Aug 1, 2014
Location: <URL:http://www.museumclasses.org>

Instructor: Gretchen Anderson or Helen Alten

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.  Participants learn about every aspect of the
modern museum and how the building, staff and fixtures affect
preservation.  Subjects include the agents of deterioration, risk
management, object handling and transport, object labeling, exhibit
lighting, security, emergency preparedness, materials for storage
and display, storage and exhibit philosophies, and condition
assessments.

For more information:

    <URL:http://www.collectioncare.org/introduction-collections-preservation-line-course>

MS 107: An Introduction to Museum Security
July 7--Aug 1, 2014
Location: <URL:http://www.museumclasses.org>

Instructor: Steve Layne

Description: World events continually remind us just how important
security is.  The FBI and Interpol databases record thefts from
small rural museums and world renowned art collections.  The
prevalence of collections lost to theft is brought home to us with
regular sensational newspaper stories.  And then there are the
internal thefts, fires, and collection vandalism that also result in
loss.  Security must be a priority for every museum, regardless of
size.  Introduction to Security teaches basic, practical approaches
to protecting against threats such as theft, vandalism, violent
acts, natural disasters, fire and environmental hazards.  Topics
include selecting security systems, determining security needs and
how to build affordable security systems.  Screening, hiring,
firing, workplace violence, policies and procedures and emergency
management planning are covered as well.

For more information:

    <URL:http://www.collectioncare.org/introduction-museum-security-line-course>

MS 207: Cataloging Your Collection
July 7--Aug 1, 2014
Location: <URL:http://www.museumclasses.org>

Instructor: Peggy Schaller

Description: Cataloging may not be the most exciting museum task,
but it is among the most important.  Without a clear knowledge of
your holdings, you can't protect, care for, research or exhibit
them.  Without knowledge of an item's history, you can't properly
appreciate its value to your museum.  Cataloging Your Collection
covers all details needed to catalog a collection.  Procedures for
handling, measuring and describing all types of objects and
materials are discussed in detail.  Participants receive sample
forms and learn the best practices for numbering artifacts,
performing inventory and assessing the condition of objects.
Participants practice describing everyday objects and cataloging
items from their own collections or households.

For more information:

    <URL:http://www.collectioncare.org/collections-management-cataloging-your-collection-line-course>

MS 211: Preservation Environment
July 7--Aug 8, 2014
Location: <URL:http://www.museumclasses.org>

Instructor: Ernest Conrad

Description: The museum's brick exterior wall is crumbling.  The
powder coated metal storage shelves have active rust under the foam
padding.  Objects in fur storage are covered in mold.  It is raining
in the exhibit hall.  This is the damage that occurs to museum
buildings or collection when staff do not understand preservation
environments.  Preservation Environments is essential knowledge for
any collecting institution.  Everyone should understand how humidity
and temperature are controlled by a building and its mechanical
system.  For museum staff considering a new building--and any
institution planning to expand or rebuild an existing
one--Preservation Environments provide important information for
calculating whether the proposed improvements will actually improve
the environmental control of your protective enclosure. Participants
learn the advantages and disadvantages of numerous methods of
temperature and humidity control.  Preservation Environments does
not try to turn museum professionals into engineers.  Rather, it
arms them with the knowledge they need to work with engineers and
maintenance professional and helps explain why damaged occurred and
how to keep it from happening again.

For more information:

    <URL:http://www.collectioncare.org/preservation-environments-line-course>

MS 228: Care of Paper Artifacts
July 7--Aug 1, 2014
Location: <URL:http://www.museumclasses.org>

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.

For more information:

    <URL:http://www.collectioncare.org/care-paper-artifacts-line-course>

MS 235: Scripting the Exhibition: Labels and Interpretive Panels
July 7--Aug 1, 2014
Location: <URL:http://www.museumclasses.org>

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. Additional resources provided on font size and colors as
well as label layout.

For more information:

    <URL:http://www.collectioncare.org/scripting-exhibition-line-course>


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