Providing collection care, preservation and conservation treatment services to collectors and collecting institutions.
Online Museum Classes
Archaeological finds come out of the ground fragile - and they often stay that way. Yet archaeologists and museum professionals have few clear guidelines for handling, moving, storing and displaying such materials. Participants in Care of Archaeological Artifacts From the Field to the Lab learn techniques for safely lifting and packing artifacts, safe transportation and temporary and permanent storage. The course also covers a broad range of excavation environments, including the Arctic, wet sites, tropical and temperate. Though Care of Archaeological Artifacts is not intended to train archaeological conservators, it is designed to help participants understand what can and can't be done to save the artifacts they unearth.
* Suggested Prerequisites (or equivalent experience):
MS104: An Introduction to Collections Preservation
* Prerequisites are designed to facilitate students' comprehension of the material. If you have not taken a prerequisite course then you should have equivalent knowledge from another source. Otherwise you may have trouble comprehending all of the course material.
1. The Excavation lifting, storing and packing
2. The Field Lab basic cleaning and care, the role of the site conservator
3. Transportation containers, packaging, transport mechanics
4. Storage temporary to long term
Participants in Care of Archaeological Artifacts work through sections at their own pace. Instructor Diana Komejan is available for scheduled email support. Materials and resources include online literature, slide lectures and dialog between students and online chats led by the instructor. The course is limited to 20 participants.
Archaeological Collections Care 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 email@example.com
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