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Care of Baskets On-line Course

SKU: ms225


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Baskets are an important part of nearly every world culture. Caring for baskets requires an understanding of why and how they deteriorate. Care of Baskets provides a simplified explanation of the chemistry and structure of basketry materials. Starting with an overview of the history and function of baskets and how they are made, Care of Baskets will cover guidelines for handling, labeling, exhibiting and storing baskets, including condition assessments and an introduction to integrated pest management. An overview of treatments used on baskets and how appropriate they are for the long-term preservation of the basket will help students make care decisions when consulting with conservators.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction

2. The biology and chemistry of materials used for basketry

3. Basket Styles and Structures

4. Baskets and Their Environment

5. Documentation and Condition Report Writing

6. Handling Basketry

7. Treating Baskets

8. Care of Baskets in Storage

9. Care of Baskets on Exhibit

10. Conclusion

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