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Online course on retail store management for small museums

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
MS 254: Retail Store Management for Small Museums
Instructor: Karl Hoerig
Price: $475
Apr 2-27, 2012
Location: Online at <URL:http://www.museumclasses.org>

Description: Retail stores play central roles in museum operations.
Most museum managers and their boards or tribal councils recognize
stores' revenue potential. But stores can also help serve the
museum's educational mission, support perpetuation and
revitalization of traditional arts, and impact audiences beyond the
museum's doors. Utilizing expert perspectives and examples from
diverse museum stores this course will explain why a museum store
should not be just a "gift shop" and will present guidance on
inventory management, buying and pricing, retail display, staff
training and other administrative issues faced by museum store
managers.

Logistics: Participants in Retail Store Management for Small Museums
work through sections on their own. Instructor Karl Hoerig is
available for scheduled email support. Materials and resources
include online literature, slide lectures and dialog between
students and the instructor through online forums. The course is
limited to 20 participants.

Retail Store Management for Small Museums runs four weeks. To
reserve a spot in the course, please pay at
<URL:http://www.collectioncare.org/tas/tas.html> If you have trouble
please contact Helen Alten at helen<-at->collectioncare<.>org

The Instructor:

    Karl Hoerig is director of Nohwike' Bagowa (House of Our
    Footprints), the White Mountain Apache Cultural Center and
    Museum, in Fort Apache, Arizona. The position requires
    multifaceted involvement in the community, a mix of museum
    tasks, heritage promotion, cultural heritage resource protection
    and management, capacity building, economic development and
    enhancing sovereignty. Karl Hoerig has a PhD in anthropology
    from the University of Arizona.

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center


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