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by Museumwise Staff | July 27, 2011
We're offering the following mini courses in a four-week online format. Registration is now open for Spring 2013 enrollment.
- Introduction to Reformatting
- Climate Control for Small Institutions
- Conservation & Preservation of Photographs and Albums
- Basic Preservation, Care, & Handling of Paper-Based Materials
Introduction to Reformatting
February 4 - March 1, 2013
Curriculum taught by Toya Dubin
This 4-week online course will provide participants with current, essential information for those who are responsible for the management of paper-based, photographic, audio, and video collections that are seeking to create, manage, and preserve digital assets. Participants completing this course will be better equipped to make informed choices regarding management of their digital projects/programs.
Conservation & Preservation of Photographs & Albums
March 4 - March 29, 2013
Curriculum taught by Gary Albright
This 4-week online course will first provide an overview of factors effecting the preservation and care of photographs. The various photographic processes will be reviewed and techniques for identifying each photographic process will be supplied. Appropriate handling and storage materials, as well as sources for supplies will be covered. The course will also address the issue of when the original format or album format can be maintained or when re-housing should be considered.
Please Note: Participants will need to have the following supplies for this course: For the first week: a 20X to 40X microscope and for the second week: two polarizing filters (at least 2″ squares). Please contact Stephanie Lehner Rowe with questions.
Climate Control for Small Institutions
April 1 - April 26, 2013
Curriculum taught by Sarah Stevens
This 4-week online course will allow participants to explore the issues that need to be considered when planning for climate controls including monitoring, testing, environmental analysis assessments, long-range planning, systems design, construction support, and operations training.
Low cost-low tech solutions will be offered and discussed, providing participants with the background knowledge to assist them in making informed decisions that can be implemented at their own institutions.
Basic Preservation, Care, & Handling of Paper-Based Materials
Apri 29 - May 24, 2013
Curriculum taught by Michele Phillips
This 4-week online course will provide an introduction to the factors effecting the preservation and care of paper-based materials. Building on this knowledge, participants will then learn about appropriate techniques for handling and storing collection materials and recommended sources for supplies. Instruction in basic conservation techniques for surface cleaning and mending paper-based materials will be provided.
The cost to participate in a 4-week online course is $65 for Museumwise members, $85 for non-members. Or you can sign up to participate in a series of all four. The cost to participate in the complete series is $225 for Museumwise members, $315 for non-members. Reminder that Go! Grant funds can be used to cover the cost of taking one or more of our online courses!
NEW and for a limited time only: Limited numbers of staff, board and volunteers for organizations in the following counties in NY will have the registration fee waived as a service to the South Central regional constituents of the Documentary Heritage Program: Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates.
To access a course you are registered for, visit http://museumwise.mrooms3.net/
These courses are made possible in part with funds from the Documentary Heritage Program of the New York State Archives, a program of the New York State Education Department.
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