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Online course on care of baskets

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
MS 225: Care of Baskets
Instructor: Sherry Doyal
Price: $495
Oct 1 - Nov 9, 2012
Location: online at <URL:http://www.museumclasses.org>

Description: Baskets are an important part of nearly every world
culture. Caring for baskets requires an understanding of why and
how they deteriorate. Care of Baskets provides a simplified
explanation of the chemistry and structure of basketry
materials. Starting with an overview of the history and function
of baskets and how they are made, Care of Baskets will cover
guidelines for handling, labeling, exhibiting and storing
baskets, including condition assessments and an introduction to
integrated pest management. An overview of treatments used on
baskets and how appropriate they are for the long-term
preservation of the basket will help students make care
decisions when consulting with conservators.

Logistics: Participants in Care of Baskets work through sections
on their own. Materials and resources include online literature,
slide lectures and dialog between students and the instructor
through online forums.

Care of Baskets runs six 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:

    Sherry Doyal is head of the organic artefacts conservation
    section at the British Museum. She now specializes in
    conservation of botanic materials. Sherry has previous
    experience of private practice conservation serving regional
    historic houses, scientific botany collections (herbaria) and
    small museums. Her employment history also includes large
    museums (Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY and Victoria and Albert
    Museum, London). Sherry received a conservation and restoration
    studies certificate with distinction from Lincoln College of Art
    in 1980 and a post graduate certificate in upholstery
    conservation from the Textile Conservation Centre, Hampton Court
    Palace in 1984. Sherry received a further and adult education
    teachers' certificate from Exeter College in 1998 and a diploma
    in design and craft (constructed textiles) in the context of
    basketry from City Literacy College, London in 2008. In her
    spare time she is a maker and exhibitor of contemporary basketry
    works.

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center


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