Museum Classes 2019
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In This Issue

New Course for 2019
Featured Course
2019 Museum Classes Schedule
New Partner Certification Program
Conferences and Meetings
New Courses for 2019: Details Coming Soon
Costumed Interpreters at Fort Vancouver NHS, National Park Service 
 
John Veverka of Heritage Interpretation International Group will be teaching the following courses for Museum Classes in 2019.   We would like to welcome him on board!  More specific details on each of these course will be available on our website soon. 
 
MS 268: A Curators guide for helping their docents/volunteers create a truly interpretive gallery tours for Art and Traditional Museums. January 7 to February 1, 2019
 
MS 269: Visitor motivations for selecting/attending (or not attending) interpretive programs and services. March 4 to 29, 2019
 
MS 270: The Interpretive Exhibit Planners Tool Box May 6 to 31, 2019
 
MS 271: Training for Interpretive Trainers July 8 to August 2, 2019
 
MS 272: Exhibit rehab - breathing new life into old, outdated, and just plain boring exhibits and exhibit galleries. September 9 to October 4, 2019
 
MS273: Advanced Interpretive Techniques -Interpreting the "rest of the story". November 4 to December 2, 2019
Featured Course: An Introduction to Collections Preservation

Every museum professional needs a solid foundation in preservation principles
and techniques. Introduction to Collections Preservation provides an overview of current preservation issues from environmental monitoring to collection cleaning, exhibit mounts and storage furniture. Participants learn about every aspect of the modern museum and how the building, staff and fixtures affect preservation. Subjects include the agents of deterioration, risk management, object handling and transport, object labeling, exhibit lighting, security, emergency preparedness, materials for storage and display, storage and exhibit philosophies, and condition assessments.
 
We would like to welcome new instructor Laura Elliff Cruz who will be teaching this important course MS 104 An Introduction to Collections Preservation beginning February 4, 2019. She will also be teaching MS202: Museum Storage Facilities and Furniture; MS203: Museum Storage Techniques MS204: Materials for Storage and Display.   
Early Bird Discounts Available for Full Length Courses
 
An Early Bird Discount is available for anyone who signs up for a full length course from museumclasses.org 30 days prior to the start of that course.  
 
Sign up for a full length course up to 30 days prior to its start and save $100.00!
 
For our course list or to sign up: http://www.collectioncare.org/course-list  
 
To take advantage of this discount, you must enter coupon code EARLYBIRD at checkout at collectioncare.org
 
The Early Bird Discount deadline for January courses is December 8, 2018
The Early Bird Discount deadline for February courses is January 5, 2019  
2019 Museum Classes Course Schedule
 
Details available for all confirmed Courses https://www.collectioncare.org/course-list  
 
January
MS 268: A Curators guide for helping their docents/volunteers create a truly interpretive gallery tours for Art and Traditional Museums. January 7 to February 1, 2019
 
February
MS 101: Introduction to Museums February 4 to March 1, 2019
MS 103: The Basics of Museum Registration February 4 to March 8, 2019
MS104: Introduction to Collections Preservation February 4 to March 8, 2019
MS 238: Design and Construction of Exhibit Mounts February 4 to March 15, 2019
 
March
MS 109: Museum Management March 11 to April 12, 2019
MS 215: Care of Archaeological Artifacts from the Field to the Lab March 4 to 29, 2019
MS 269: Visitor motivations for selecting/attending (or not attending) interpretive programs and services. March 4 to 29, 2019
 
April
MS 001: The Problem with Plastics April 15 to 19, 2019
MS202: Museum Storage Facilities and Furniture April 1 to 26, 2019
MS 209: Collections Management Policies April 1 to May 10, 2019
MS 214: Collections Management Databases April 1 to 26, 2019
MS 223: Care of Metals April 1 to May 10, 2019
 
May
MS 226: Care of Furniture and Wooden Artifacts May 6 to 31, 2019
MS 234: Archives Management May 6 to 31, 2019
MS 270: The Interpretive Exhibit Planners Tool Box May 6 to 31, 2019
 
June
MS 222: Care of Photographs June 17 to August 2, 2019
 
July
MS203: Museum Storage Techniques July 8-August 2, 2019
MS 207: Collections Management: Cataloging Your Collection July 8 to August 2, 2019
MS210: Integrated Pest Management July 8 to August 16, 2019
MS 211: Preservation Environments July 8 to August 16, 2019
MS 267: Museum Ethics July 8 to August 2, 2019
MS 271: Training for Interpretive Trainers July 8 to August 2, 2019
 
September
MS 101: Introduction to Museums September 9 to October 4, 2019
MS 109: Museum Management September 9 to October 11, 2019
MS 219: Opening and Closing Seasonal Museums September 9 to October 4, 2019
MS 233: Matting and Framing September 9 to October 4, 2019
MS 272: Exhibit rehab - breathing new life into old, outdated, and just plain boring exhibits and exhibit galleries. September 9 to October 4, 2019
 
October
MS 001: The Problem with Plastics October 14 to 18, 2019
MS204: Materials for Storage and Display October 7-November 1, 2019
MS 209: Collections Management Policies October 7 to November 15, 2019
MS 238: Design and Construction of Exhibit Mounts October 7 to November 15, 2019
 
November
MS 002: Collection Protection - Are you Prepared? November 4 to 8, 2019
MS 007: The Mission Statement: Is it really that important? November 4 to 8, 2019
MS 211: Preservation Environments November 4 to December 16, 2019
MS 218: Collection Inventories November 4 to December 2, 2019
MS273: Advanced Interpretive Techniques -Interpreting the "rest of the story". November 4 to December 2, 2019
 
Course Dates Not Yet Confirmed
MS 011: Gallery Guides TBA
MS 014: Education Collections TBA
MS 106: Exhibit Fundamentals: Ideas to Installation TBA
MS 108: Fundamentals of Museum Volunteer Programs TBA
MS 212: Care of Textiles TBA
MS 235: Scripting the Exhibition TBA
MS 236: Education in Museums TBA
MS 237: Formative Evaluations for Exhibits and Public Programs TBA
MS 259: The Volunteer Handbook TBA
New Partner Certification Program: Certified Professional Heritage Interpreter Certification Program. 

Museum Classes is a training partner with John Veverka and Associates for their new Certified Professional Heritage Interpreter Certificate Program. 

While other organizations offer professional certificates in heritage interpretation, our Certified Professional Interpreter Certificates are far more content extensive, taught at a university level, and more in-depth learning experiences than any of the other interpretive certificates. They offer more current content and interpretive examples and case studies, hands-on learning experiences and direct content with the Certificate Manager/Trainer and Coach throughout your Certification experience.

Who is the Certified Professional Heritage Interpreter certificates program for? 

- Individuals wanting a career in/as a professional interpreter.

- Individuals currently working as an interpretive planner, trainer or another interpretive specialist, but have had no college-level training in interpretive planning and related interpretive planning for interpretive media or interpretive training services.

- Consulting firms offering interpretive planning/design services whose staff does not have professional training actually in interpretive planning or college degrees majoring in heritage interpretation.

- Individuals working in the interpretive profession who do not have a B.S. or M.S degree majoring in heritage interpretation or who have had only one or two courses in heritage interpretation and want to advance the professional knowledge of the interpretive profession.

- Folks who wish to use this professional certification for an agency or personal advancement.

-Interpreters with an insatiable desire to learn and be the best they can in interpretation - knowledge is power.

- Based on a University Course progression system consisting of completing actual courses in interpretation, not just taking one course, one open book test and mainly paying the certification course fee. These Certificate courses are offered in a content sequence leading up to the final course in developing your unique interpretive project or visitor experience. 

- Awards CEU (Continuing Education Units) credits for the certification programs and each individual course that is offered as part of the certificate program. While you can work on the certificate programs at your own pace, the estimated completion time is 10 months.

For more information click here 
Conferences and Meetings
 
2018   
National Association for Interpretation,  
New Orleans, LA
November 27-December 1, 2018

2019
California Association of Museums, San Francisco, CA
February 7-9, 2019
 
Museum Store Association, San Diego, CA
March 28-April 1, 201 9

Texas Association of Museums, El Paso, TX
April 2-5, 2019

Museums Association New York, Cooperstown, NY
April 7-9, 2019
 
American Alliance of Museums, New Orleans, LA
May 19-22, 2019
 
Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums, Gillette, Wyoming
May 23-25, 2019

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, Chicago, IL
May 25-31, 2019
 
Smithsonian Institution and Office of Protection Services
National Conference on Cultural Property Protection, Location TBA
June 19-21, 2019
 
Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, University of Minnesota
June 27-30, 2019

Society of American Archivists, Austin, TX
July 31 - August 6, 2019
   

 
American Association of State and Local History, Philadelphia, PA
August 28-31, 2019
 
Oklahoma Museums Association, Choctaw Casino
September 18-20, 2019
 
Mountain-Plains Museums Association, Albuquerque, NM
September 22-25, 2019
 
Association of Midwest Museums, Grand Rapids, Michigan October 2-5, 2019
 
Western Museums Association, Boise, ID October 4-7, 2019
 
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, Hudson Valley, NY October 16-18, 2019
 
Southeastern Museums Conference, Charleston, SC
October 21-23, 2019
 
New England Museum Association, Burlington, VT
November 6-8, 2019
 
National Association for Interpretation, Denver, Colorado
November 12-16, 2019
 
International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection
Dates and Location coming soon
 
 
 
2020
National Association for Interpretation,
Saint Augustine, FL
November 10-14, 2020

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Northern States Conservation Center (NSCC) provides training, collection care, preservation and conservation treatment services. NSCC offers online museum studies classes at   museumclasses.org in Collections Management & Care, Museum Administration & Management, Exhibit Practices and Museum Facilities Management.
 
Sincerely,
Helen Alten, Director
Peggy Schaller, Publications Manager