Collections Management Training Program Online

$1,600.00

Modules I – IV, Full Program

Instructor: Fionn Zarubica

January 14, 2019 – May 31, 2019


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Description

The Collections Management Training Program Online provides education and training in the contemporary profession of Museum Collections Management, an emerging profession originating in the U.S.  Essential to the furtherance of a vibrant professional arts presence in a present-day context, its focus is a contemporary and practical approach to the care, management and presentation of art and cultural heritage, development, education and outreach.  It can play an important role in the protection of cultural treasures as well as contribute to a reenergized economy through significant cultural outreach, both locally and internationally.

Overview

The Collections Management Training Program provides education and training in the contemporary profession of Museum Collections Management, an emerging profession originating in the U.S.  Essential to the furtherance of a vibrant professional arts presence in a present-day context, its focus is a contemporary and practical approach to the care, management and presentation of art and cultural heritage, development, education and outreach.  It can play an important role in the protection of cultural treasures as well as contribute to a reenergized economy through significant cultural outreach, both locally and internationally.

After completing the four online modules, participants will be prepared to help meet the growing demand for skilled professionals to work with costume and textile collections in museums, archives, private and corporate collections internationally.

After completing the four online modules, participants will be prepared to help meet the growing demand for skilled professionals to work with costume and textile collections in museums, archives, private and corporate collections internationally.

Lead by Fionn Zarubica, an expert in Costume and Textile Collections Management from the United States, the sixteen-week program will be divided into four modules and will provide basic and advanced instruction in state of the art and sustainable costume and textile collections care.  Topics will include preventive conservation, registration methods, secure art handling, packing, storing, transportation, inventive exhibition planning, mount making, installation and de-installation and public outreach.

Program Outline

Session Iwill address core issues on how to care for one’s own collections within an institution.  It will examine how a society determines what is of value and worth preserving, and provide an overview of the museum profession, including differentiating types of collections and museums.  It will address registration methods and essential collections management concepts, principles and techniques.


Session II will focus on working with objects.  It will address basic handling to assure object safety, materials and techniques for the housing of cultural property, storage and the storage environment, integrated pest management, object preparation, moving objects within the museum, finding creative solutions to storage methods using local resources, accessioning, documentation and labeling.  The session also will begin to take a look at risk management as well as protecting the health and safety of museum staff and visitors.


Sessions III and IVwill present progressed studies in collections management including exhibition arts, incoming and outgoing loans of significant cultural materials, museum ethics, effective use of resources, best practices, sustainability and contemporary business etiquette.

Participants will look at how museums can encourage and support community growth and stability by promoting national and local cultures, education, scholarship, civic awareness and tourism; and the ways in which American museums are sustained through community efforts, donor support, and volunteer recruitment and training.

Who Is This Program For ?

  • Museum, archive, collections and gallery professionals who work with textiles regularly and wish to augment their skills
  • Students of Textile Conservation and Museology
  • Private collectors
  • Volunteers and docents
  • Professionals in the theatrical costume, apparel, and textile fields who wish to improve their skill sets
  • Those interested in pursuing a career in Costume and Textiles Collections Management

Online Schedule & Dates

Schedule:  Mondays thru Saturdays, 12:01 AM – 11:59 PM

Dates:
January 13 – February 7, 2020
February 17 – March 14, 2020
April 13 – May 8, 2020
May 18 – May 29, 2020