Completed 2017 courses

Join us for the four week course Moving Museum Collections. 

Moving Museum Collections provides a how-to for planning and managing a collection move to avoid the many pitfalls associated with a move project. The course will help you clarify your project, develop a work plan, prepare a communication scheme, define proposals for vendors, organize staffing and establish packing protocols.

The discovery of mice living (and eating) objects in your collection is a terrifying experience. You are not alone - many of us have had this unpleasant experience. Silverfish will eat your paper materials, moths will eat your woolens and feather objects, mice will gladly nest in anything they can! How can you protect the collection in your care from this very real and very serious threat?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach, using low-toxicity strategies to manage the threat. First developed for the agriculture industry to reduce the use of pesticides, it has become the preferred method of pest control in cultutral institutions. It is more labor intensive than the traditional poison them approach, but it also presents less health risk to staff and collections. A good IPM program will prevent future infestations as well as control current ones.

This course explores the foundation of knowledge needed to solve pest problems in a myriad of situations that might be encountered in cultural institutions. Participants will receive an introduction to IPM, learning how to quantify the actual pest risk. They will learn how to identify pests, develop a monitoring program and assess options to both solve and prevent pest problems in a safe and effective manner.

Is your collection at risk due to poor storage methods? Good storage mounts are essential for preserving museum collections. Building on the related course, Storage Materials, in Storage Techniques, you will learn about the materials, tools, ideas and techniques needed to create quality storage mounts. You will design and build a storage mount for an object of your choosing and plan a storage improvement project for a collection of objects using archival materials and techniques. Join us for the 4 week course Storage Techniques.

AASLH Basics of Archives Course will run from May 22 - June 23. To register go to the American Association for State and Local History website.

AASLH Project Management for History Professionals course will run from April 10 - May 5. To register go to the American Association for State and Local History website.

Join us for the four week online course Project Management for History Professionals.

This course teaches the basics of project management using a step-by-step, ‘how to’ guide to successfully managing projects in the history field. While learning the basics of project management, the course also offers a ‘real work’ approach to managing projects currently being undertaken by the student and their institution using the processes and skills of project management learned in the course.

Suggested Text: 10 Steps to Successful Project Management By Lou Russell