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Online classes at Northern States Conservation Center

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
August 2014 Courses

MS101: Introduction to Museums
Instructor: John E. Simmons
August 4 - September 12, 2014

    The United States has more than 17,000 museums, we can only
    guess at the world's total.  While most people think of a museum
    as a well-staffed, professionally run institution, the vast
    majority of museums are started and run by people with little or
    no basic training in museum studies or preservation.
    Introduction to Museums is designed to change that.  The course
    introduces basic concepts, terminology and the role of various
    staff members, including curators, registrars and directors.
    Introduction to Museums is aimed at staff members, board
    members, interns, volunteers, as well as anyone interested in
    becoming a museum professional or learning more about the

    For more information and/or to sign up:

MS 208: Applying Numbers to Collection Objects
Instructor:  Helen Alten
August 4-29, 2014

    Applying Numbers to Collection Objects covers the materials and
    methods of object numbering: registration, handling, labeling
    and marking, number placement, documentation, health and safety,
    transponders and barcodes, surface marks, inks, paints and
    barrier coats.  Each participant receives a Northern States
    Conservation Center collections labeling kit and performs
    experiments using its contents.  Participants learn to determine
    what pen, ink, barrier coat or tag is appropriate for each
    object and storage or display situation.

    For more information and/or to sign up:

MS236: Education in Museums
Instructor: Karin Hostetter
August 4-29, 2014

    The world of museum education is as varied as the imagination.
    From school field trips to online blogs, from 2-year-olds to
    senior citizens, and from formal programs to volunteering, it is
    all part of the educational delivery system of a museum.  In
    Education in Museums, survey the education programs offered at
    your site.  Determine what exhibits and collections need better
    representation through education.  Develop a long term plan of
    education program development for your site that you can use to
    improve services to your community.

    For more information and/or to sign up:

MS002: Collection Protection - Are you Prepared?
Instructor: Terri Schindel
August 11-15, 2014

    Disaster planning is overwhelming.  Where do you start? Talk to
    Terri about how to get going.  Use her checklist to determine
    your level of preparedness.  What do you already have in place?
    Are you somewhat prepared?  What can you do next?  Help clarify
    your current state of readiness and develop future steps to
    improve it.

    For more information and/or to sign up:

MS 008: Buy In: Getting All of Staff to Support Preservation
Instructor: Helen Alten
August 18-22, 2014

    To get anything done in your museum, you often need to get other
    staff to support the idea.  All too often, preservation is left
    to one or two staff members and others believe it doesn't apply
    to them.  For example, it is hard to successfully implement a
    pest management plan without full staff support.  Everyone must
    buy into the notion of preservation.  But how?  Readings will
    introduce some ideas and participants in this course will
    brainstorm with Helen about what works, what might work--and
    what doesn't.

    For more information and/or to sign up:

Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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