This course is designed to provide participants with comprehensive exposure to preventive conservation. Participants will be exposed to methods of mitigating deterioration and safeguarding collections through disaster and recovery planning thus enabling them to make informed decisions about the handling and management of cultural objects. The course will also equip participants with skills in disaster preparedness and management as it relates to these objects. Additionally, the course allows for the exploration of the different areas of collection policy development, record keeping and documentation, giving participants competence in effective museum collection management. This course is pitched at the graduate level.
The following areas will be explored:
- Museum Management
- Collection Management
- Documentation and Record Keeping
- Disaster and Recovery Management