Providing collection care, preservation and conservation treatment services to collectors and collecting institutions.
Online Museum Classes
The United States is blessed with more than 10,000 museums. We can only guess at the world's total. While most people think of a well-staffed, professionally run institution, the vast majority of museums are started and run by people with little or no basic training in museum studies or preservation. Introduction to Museums is crafted to change that. The course introduces basic concepts, terminology and the role of various staff members, including curators, registrars and directors. Introduction to Museums is aimed at board members, interns and volunteers, as well as anyone interested in becoming a museum professional or learning more about the profession.
Week 1. Introduction
Week 2. What is a Museum?
Week 3. The History and Future of Museums
Week 4. Models of Museums
Week 5. Models of Museums (cont.)
Week 6. Roles in the Museum
Week 7. Conclusion
Alexander, Edward & Mary, Museums in Motion, Alta Mira Press (2007)
(FYI portions of this book are available at Google books; you may also use the new version from 2007)
Participants in Introduction to Museums work through sections at their own pace. Instructor John Simmons is available for scheduled email support. Materials and resources include online literature and dialog between students and online chats led by the instructor. The course is limited to 20 participants.
Introduction to Museums runs four weeks. To reserve a spot in the course, please pay at http://www.collectioncare.org/tas/tas.html If you have trouble please contact Helen Alten at firstname.lastname@example.org
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