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    fyi -- Mary Turner Illinois Association of Museums Illinois Historic Preservation Agency 1 Old State Capitol Plaza Springfield, IL 62701 217/524-7080
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 19, 2007
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      Mary Turner
      Illinois Association of Museums
      Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
      1 Old State Capitol Plaza
      Springfield, IL 62701
      217/524-7080
      mary.turner@...
      www.illinoismuseums.org
       
       


      ***Course Announcement from Northern States Conservation Center***
      MS204: Materials for Storage and Display
      Instructor:
      Helen Alten
      Dates: (Available twice in 2007)
      April 2 through 27, 2007
      October 1 through 26, 2007
      Cost: $425
      Location: www.museumclasses. org

      Description:
      Materials for Storage and Display offers a comprehensive review of materials used for storage and display of collections. Lectures and handouts separate materials by properties: rigid, padding, barrier and attachments. Slide shows illustrate the use of each. The course emphasizes acid-free materials and how to retrofit less appropriate materials. MS204 keeps current with the latest materials available for preservation, such as metal-impregnated plastics and barrier films. Using material testing as a decision making tool is covered. Participants receive notebooks with samples of all of the materials discussed.

      Course Outline:
      1.      Introduction
      2.      Choosing and Testing
      3.      Rigid Materials
      4.      Padding Materials
      5.      Barrier Materials
      6.      Tie Materials
      7.      Bad Materials
      8.      Conclusion

      Logistics:
      Participants in Materials for Storage and Display work at their own pace through eight sections. Instructor Helen Alten is available at scheduled times during the course for email support. Students work individually and interact through forums and scheduled online chats. Materials include PowerPoint lectures, readings and lecture notes, as well as message forums, projects, quizzes, and links to relevant web sites. The course is limited to 20 participants.

      Materials for Storage and Display lasts four weeks. Please sign up at
      www.museumclasses. org and pay for the course at http://www.collecti oncare.org/ tas/tas.html .  If you have trouble with either, please contact Helen Alten at helen@collectioncar e.org.

      Student Comments:
      “The PowerPoint slides were really helpful; I need to visually see what the material looks like and how it is used. Being able to touch the samples also was a plus.”

      “A high mark because you obviously know the material well, and the lectures and readings have been very informative.”

      “I enjoyed the format of the lectures, the additional reading lists provided and the feedback from the professor.”

      The Instructor:
      Helen Alten
      is an objects conservator and owner of Northern States Conservation Center, St. Paul, Minnesota. She has been an educator, conservator and trainer since 1986. Ms. Alten received her master’s degree in archaeological conservation and materials science at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London in 1986. She began working with small, rural and tribal museums as conservator for Montana and Alaska.



      Illinois Association of Museums
      Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
      1 Old State Capitol Plaza
      Springfield, IL 62701
      217/524-6977 FAX: 217/785-7937
      www.illinoismuseums.org

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