Online Museum Courses beginning May 6, 2019

Peggy Schaller
 

May 2019 Online Museum Courses

$100.00 off any full length May course if purchased before April 6, 2019.  Use discount code EARLYBIRD at checkout at collectioncare.org.


MS 212: Care of Textiles

May 6 to 31, 2019

Instructor: Ann Coppinger

Location: http://museumclasses.org

Description:
Caring for textiles demands an understanding of how and why they deteriorate. This course offers a simplified explanation of the origin and structure of textile fibers as well as the finished textile object; be it either a piece of whole cloth or a finished garment. Care of Textiles teaches students to identify fibers, fabric structures and finishes, write condition reports, and understand the agents of deterioration that are harmful to various fabrics both in storage on exhibit. Topics include preparing textiles for storage and exhibit, the use of archival materials with textiles, and three dimensional supports.

For more information or to sign up: https://www.collectioncare.org/care-textiles-line-course


MS 226: Care of Furniture and Wood Artifacts

May 6 to 31, 2019

Instructor:  Diana Komejan

Location: http://museumclasses.org

Description:

Caring for furniture and wood artifacts demands an understanding of how and why wood deteriorates. This course offers a simplified explanation of the chemistry and structure of wood as well as the finished wooden object; be it either a totem pole, plow or a French polished table. Care of Furniture and Wood Artifacts teaches students to identify woods, finishes and furniture styles, write condition reports, and understand the agents of deterioration that are harmful to wood both in storage and on exhibit. Topics include preparing wood artifacts for storage and exhibit, the use of archival materials with wood artifacts, housekeeping techniques for furniture and large objects on open display, basic repairs and three dimensional supports for storage or exhibit.

For more information or to sign up: https://www.collectioncare.org/care-furniture-and-wood-artifacts-line-course


MS 234: Archives Management

May 6 to 31, 2019

Instructor: Jennifer Edwards

Location: http://museumclasses.org

Description:

Archives include flat paper, photographs, bound pamphlets, books, small 3-dimensional objects, and magnetic media. The Archives Management course covers an introduction to the materials found in archives and typical use of these materials including use patterns, retrieval needs, finding aids, handling and exhibition. The last half of the course details optimum storage options for archival materials. Storage includes furniture, storage techniques, standardized and specialized housing such as folders and boxes and custom-made housings.

For more information or to sign up: https://www.collectioncare.org/archives-management-line-course


MS 270: The Interpretive Exhibit Planners Tool Box

May 6 to 31, 2019

Instructor: John Veverka

Location: http://museumclasses.org

Description:

What makes an interpretive exhibit “interpretive”?  This course will help staff new to interpretive exhibit planning; theme and objective development, and label copy development, create truly successful exhibits that effectively communicate their messages to your visitors.

This course provides guidelines and tools for planning and managing interpretive exhibit projects for parks, museums, historic sites, zoos, botanical gardens and related interpretive sites for interpretive staff, managers/heads of education, charged with developing or evaluating their interpretive exhibits, or for exhibit design consultants who have had no formal training in interpretive communications.

For more information or to sign up: https://www.collectioncare.org/interpretive-exhibit-planners-toolbox


Feel free to contact me with questions

Peggy Schaller
Northern States Conservation Center
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