The Collections Care Program offers hands-on intensive training for individuals working with collections in museums, libraries, archives, historic home museums, historic sites, private collections and other collecting institutions.
These classes are considered essential in providing an informational foundation for anyone working with museum collections. Through these courses, participants are able to better understand the nature of materials and the cause and effects of their deterioration. The curriculum is designed to address the identification, care, and maintenance of a wide range of collection categories and materials.
The beginning level courses offered in the Collections Care Core Certificate program do not require previous experience and are appropriate for beginning professionals, college students, volunteers and others who wish to learn more about the preservation and museum field.
Required Core Certificate courses: (can be taken in conjunction with electives)
Museum Environmental Monitoring and Management
Introduction to the Museum Profession
Introduction to Methods and Materials in Collections Care
Principles of Collection Management
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
One electives from the following:
Constructing Affordable Storage Mounts and Supports
Packing and Shipping Workshop
Digitizing Museum Collections
Integrated Pest Management
Photographing Museum Collections
Installation and Handling of Art and Artifacts
Design and Construction of Mounts for Exhibits
Exhibit Design and Planning