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Online course on museum registration

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
MS103: The Basics of Museum Registration
(Only offered once in 2012)

Instructor: Peggy Schaller
Price: $475
Mar 5 - 30, 2012
Location: online at <URL:>

Description: Discover why museums use those little bitsy numbers on
artifacts. 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.

Each participant will write a mission statement, as well as
collection and acquisition policies for a "new" museum. The
curriculum also requires written commentary on museum missions, an
accessioning exercise and drafting a sample registration manual.

Logistics: Participants in the Basics of Museum Registration work at
their own pace through five sections and interact through online
forums and chats. Instructor Peggy Schaller will be available at
scheduled times for email support. The course covers everything you
need to know to process a collection. Materials include online
readings and lecture notes, slide shows, quizzes and links to
relevant web sites.

Basics of Museum Registration runs for four weeks. To reserve a spot
in the course, please pay at
<URL:> If you have trouble
please contact Helen Alten at helen<-at->collectioncare<.>org

The Instructor:

    Peggy Schaller, founded Collections Research for Museums in 1991
    to provide cataloging, collection-management training and
    services. She has worked with a large variety of museums and
    collections for more than 18 years. Peggy, who lives in Denver,
    Colorado, has a bachelor's degree in anthropology with minors in
    art history and geology from the University of Arizona in
    Tucson. She has a master's degree in anthropology with a minor
    in museum studies from the University of Colorado in Boulder and
    is a Certified Institutional Protection Manager II. She provides
    workshops and project services to museums and historical
    societies all across the country. The mission of Collections
    Research for Museums is to inspire museums to improve their
    professional standards, collections stewardship and service to
    their constituency through training in, and assistance with,
    documenting, preserving, protecting and managing their
    collections. For more information visit her web site Collections
    Research for Museums

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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