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Collections Management 101
by Museumwise Staff | July 27, 2011
Course taught by Sarah LeCount
Collections Management 101 is designed for staff and volunteers at small and mid-size organizations. The course content was initially created by conservator Gwen Spicer, collections specialists Joann Lindstrom, Patti Ford and Linda Norris.
This offering will be facilitated by Sarah LeCount, Collection Coordinator for the Rochester Museum and Science Center and will feature weekly live chat sessions. Course materials are designed to help you focus on your own organization, with assignments relating to real-life issues and problems.
Topics to be covered over a six week period include:
- Mission & Collecting Plans
- Collections Management Policies
- Insurance, Ethics & Museum Law?
- Accessioning & Cataloging
- Security & Disaster Planning?
- Housekeeping, IPM & Artifact Handling
Comments from those who completed the course:
“This course was helpful in recognizing the best ways to do deacessioning and I learned from the experiences of others”
“The course gave me skills for implementing change in our collections policies and procedures”
“Fabulous sites and resources are available on the web for collections care; we now have highlighted awareness”
The only course requirements are a familiarity with basic computer programs, including email, the internet, and downloading pdf files and a high speed internet connection.
The cost to participate in Collections Management 101 is $150 for Museumwise Members and $250 for non-members. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 800.895.1648 or firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our FAQ
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.
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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