Lectures and practical experience in various aspects of museum work.
This course introduces the methods of museum collections management such as conservation and preservation of material, modes of acquisition and registration, museum policy development, and compliance to local, national, and international laws. The class will consist of lectures, guest lectures, hands-on labs with museum pieces, and field trips. Although we will focus on collections housed at The Anthropology Museum, other types of museum will be discussed. The main objectives for this class are the introduction of fundamental collections management documentation methods and terminology and fostering an understanding of what it takes to care for material culture
See the NIU catalog.