Select Page

The Basics of Museum Registration On-line Course

SKU: ms103


Instructor: Peggy Schaller
Please list the participant's email address
If you are enrolling more than one person, just add the class to the cart again (and fill out this section for each user)
Product total
Options total
Grand total


Collections management is a critical component of running a museum. Most museums have collections and these collections drive the public functions and activities of the institution. Collections management is the physical and intellectual management of these items. In this course we will examine how information is collected and recorded for each object brought into the collection – a process called registration. We will also examine the policies that govern what is brought into the collection, including the most important piece of institutional policy–the museum mission statement. These policies are assembled into the collections management ‘bible’–the registration manual. At the end of this course you should have a clear understanding of how and why collections are documented in museums and the governing principles that drive daily museum activities.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction

2. The Museum Mission Statement

3. Accessioning and Numbering

4. Registration Manual

5. Conclusion

Additional information

Course Date