Event Detail

Preventive Conservation (CMS 22-06)

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Monday, October 31, 2022 — Monday, November 28, 2022


Member $100.00
Non-Member $100.00
Institution $100.00
Bulk $100.00
Student $100.00


The measures taken to care for and preserve museum collections are of vital importance. This course provides an introduction to preventive conservation (the actions taken to delay the deterioration of objects or to protect them from potential damage). Topics covered will include care and handling of museum collections, storage, managing the museum’s environment, and pest control. This course is the fourth in a series of pilot courses launched in the fall of 2021. This self-paced, module-based, combined asynchronous and synchronous course will run on the AMA’s virtual learning platform from October 31 to November 28, 2022. The course includes four required live, virtual meetings with instructors Alison Freake and Carmen Li. The required virtual meetings will take place on November 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The AMA is offering this course at a pilot rate of $100. This is in recognition that the course is a pilot and participants will be asked for additional evaluation and feedback about their experience with the virtual course. Please register through the AMA website. To support greater Indigenous representation among museum professionals, the AMA is waiving the registration fee for online CMS courses for self-identified First Nations, Métis, and Inuit members of the AMA. Indigenous participants must have an active membership with the AMA prior to registering for the online CMS course. Indigenous participants must email Meredith Leary, Program Lead, at learning@museums.ab.ca to secure their spot. All participants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis when course registration opens. Spaces are limited, so register early! To obtain credit for the Certificate in Museum Studies, all participants will need to register in the Program and pay all applicable fees associated with the Program application and textbook costs. For information about the CMS Program, please contact Meredith Leary, Program Lead at learning@museums.ab.ca or 780.424.2626.
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