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Subject: Online course on collection preservation

Online course on collection preservation

From: Helen Alten <helen>
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Northern States Conservation Center announces the start of its basic
course on collections preservation, beginning in early January 2008.

MS 104 An Introduction to Collections Preservation
Instructor: Helen Alten
January 7 - February 1, 2008
Cost: $425
Location: <URL:http://www.museumclasses.org>

Description: Every museum professional needs a solid foundation in
preservation principles and techniques. An 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.

Course Outline:

    Preservation Principles
    Agents of Deterioration
    Monitoring
    Collection Handling
    Collection Labeling
    Collection Cleaning
    Storage Principles
    Exhibit Principles
    Emergency Preparation
    Conclusion

Logistics: Participants in An Introduction to Collections
Preservation work at their own pace through 10 sections and interact
through online forums and chats. Instructor Helen Alten will be
available at scheduled times for email support. Materials include
online readings and lecture notes, slide shows, quizzes and links to
relevant web sites. The course is limited to 20 participants.

An Introduction to Collections Preservation runs for four weeks.
Please sign up at <URL:http://www.museumclasses.org> and pay at
<URL:http://www.collectioncare.org/tas/tas.html>.  If you have
trouble with either, please contact Helen Alten at
helen [at] collectioncare__org.

The Instructor: Helen Alten is an objects conservator and owner of
Northern States Conservation Center, St. Paul, Minnesota. She has
been an educator, conservator and trainer since 1986. Ms. Alten
received her master's degree in archaeological conservation and
materials science at the Institute of Archaeology, University of
London in 1986. She began working with small, rural, and tribal
museums as conservator for Montana and Alaska.


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