Opening and Closing Seasonal Museums On-line Course

Opening and Closing Seasonal Museums On-line Course

$499.00
SKU: ms219
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Description:

The seasonal closure of a museum presents unique challenges and opportunities for collection preservation. This is an introductory-level conservation course exploring simple collection preservation methods for seasonal museums. The target Audience for the course is curators and other museum personnel, volunteers, site managers, maintenance personnel. No prior conservation training necessary. Participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities associated with caring for collections in seasonal facilities. They will learn about the risks to collections and how to mitigate them through closing and re-opening procedures, as well as throughout the winter season.

Course Outline:

1) Introduction to conservation

2) General risks to collections (agents of deterioration)

3) Characteristics of seasonal museums

4) Specific risks in seasonal museums

5) Mitigating risks with closing procedures

6) Mitigating risks during the closed period

7) Mitigating risks with re-opening procedures

8) Volunteers and collections care

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Description:

The seasonal closure of a museum presents unique challenges and opportunities for collection preservation. This is an introductory-level conservation course exploring simple collection preservation methods for seasonal museums. The target Audience for the course is curators and other museum personnel, volunteers, site managers, maintenance personnel. No prior conservation training necessary. Participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities associated with caring for collections in seasonal facilities. They will learn about the risks to collections and how to mitigate them through closing and re-opening procedures, as well as throughout the winter season.

Course Outline:

1) Introduction to conservation

2) General risks to collections (agents of deterioration)

3) Characteristics of seasonal museums

4) Specific risks in seasonal museums

5) Mitigating risks with closing procedures

6) Mitigating risks during the closed period

7) Mitigating risks with re-opening procedures

8) Volunteers and collections care