November 30, 2020
Northern States Conservation Center

Collections Caretaker eNewsletter
Museum Classes in 2021
Welcome to the Collections Caretaker e-Newsletter from Northern States Conservation Center. the newsletter is designed to bring you content that is pertinent to situations we all encounter in our museum and archives work. Feel free to let us know what topics you would like to see featured in Collections Caretaker or even contribute and article.
In this Issue

Museum Classes in 2021
Featured Courses
Conferences and Meetings
2021 Course Schedule

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 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:
To take advantage of this discount, you must enter coupon code EARLYBIRD at checkout at
Featured Course:
Introduction to Museums On-line Course
The United States has more than 17,000 museums, we can only guess at the world's total. While most people think of a museum as a well-staffed, professionally run institution, the vast majority of museums are started and run by people with little or no basic training in museum studies or preservation. Introduction to Museums is designed to change that. The course introduces basic concepts, terminology and the role of various staff members, including curators, registrars and directors. Introduction to Museums is aimed at staff members, board members, interns, volunteers, as well as anyone interested in becoming a museum professional or learning more about the profession.
Want to learn more about how museum operate? Interested in joining the museum profession? Join Kimberly Kenney for MS101 Introduction to Museums starting February 1, 2020
Covid-19 Resources

Many organizations have put together information on resources for Museums and Covid-19. Here are a few links to those Resources. Check back with these organizations for updates.

Use the drop-down menu in the upper right to find Webinars, Virtual tours and more

Conferences and Meetings
Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies, Virtual
January 5-10, 2021
Society for Historical Archaeology, Virtual
January 6-9, 2021
California Association of Museums, Monterey, CA
March 15-17, 2021
Texas Association of Museums, San Antonio, TX
April 10-13, 2021
Museums Association New York, Corning, NY
April 10-13, 2021
American Alliance of Museums
Virtual Meeting: May 24 and June 7-9, 2021
Chicago, IL: May 9-12, 2021
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, Jacksonville, FL
May 11-15, 2021
Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, Virtual
June 7-11, 2021
Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums, Archbold, OH
June 11-14, 2021

Association of Midwest Museums, Milwaukee, WI
July 2021

Society of American Archivists, Anaheim, CA
July 31 - August 7, 2021

Mountain-Plains Museums Association, Sioux Falls, SD
October 5-8, 2021
Oklahoma Museums Association, Shawnee, OK
September 15-17, 2021
American Association of State and Local History, Little Rock, AR
September 22-25, 2021    Virtual and Live
Southeastern Museums Conference, Chattanooga, TN
October 25 - 27, 2021
New England Museum Association, Newport, RI
November 17-19, 2021
National Association for Interpretation, Palm Springs, CA
November 3-December 4, 2021
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, Wilmington, DE
October 14-16-2021
American Alliance of Museums, Boston MA
May 19-22, 2022
Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums, Tacoma, WA
June 23-28, 2022
Society of American Archivists, Boston, MA
August 20-27, 2022
Oklahoma Museums Association, Enid, OK
September 14-16, 2022
National Association for Interpretation, Cleveland, OH
November 29-Decemver 3, 2022
American Alliance of Museums, Denver, CO
May 19-22, 2023
Society of American Archivists, Washington, DC
July 22-29, 2023
Submissions and Comments
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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 in Collections Management & Care, Museum Administration & Management, Exhibit Practices and Museum Facilities Management.
Helen Alten, Director
Peggy Schaller, Publications Manager