Providing collection care, preservation and conservation treatment services to collectors and collecting institutions.
Online Museum Classes
Caring for paintings requires some knowledge of the component structure of paintings and the reaction of those components to both natural and man-made environments. This course looks at the painting structure, the effects of damaging environments, and proposes simple steps for basic care. Topics include the structure of paintings, proper condition reporting with standard damage vocabulary, and basic care and handling including environments, storage, and transport. The course is intended to help those entrusted with the care of paintings in any environment.
* 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.
2. Condition Reports and Descriptive Vocabulary
3. Structure of Paintings
5. Identification of Deterioration and Structural Problems
6. Care and Handling
7. Exhibit and Storage
8. Preventive Treatment
9. Packing and Transport
Participants in Care of Paintings 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 Paintings 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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