Managing & Caring for Museum Collections

UW Professional & Continuing Education

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  • 10 weeks
  • blended

UW Professional & Continuing Education

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About the course

In this course you'll examine methods used to physically and intellectually manage various types of objects for their long-term preservation. We'll focus on the types of work typically done by collection managers and registrars. Hands-on assignments and labs give you practice in numbering, labeling and identifying proper storage materials for preventive conservation and in writing a condition report for actual objects. You'll also write a disaster preparedness plan and an acquisition policy and consider whether to accept objects based on this policy.

Topics include:

  • Collection management policies and procedures
  • Labeling collection objects
  • Accessioning, deaccessioning, cataloging, collection-based records management
  • Care of collections in storage
  • Preventative conservation of collections, with emphasis on archaeological collections
  • Introduction to computer database systems for collection registration
  • Documentation of collection objects

Experts

Kathrine Young

As senior collections manager at the Puget Sound Navy Museum (PSNM), Kathrine Young is in charge of all aspects of collections management and registration, including the acquisition, management and care of all artifacts and archival items in the museum's collection. She’s created a number of the ...

Managing & Caring for Museum Collections at UW Professional & Continuing Education

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