Discusses the fundamentals o f collections policy, deaccessioning, appraisal, and curatorial management. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
This course discusses the fundamentals of collections policy, deaccessioning, appraisal, and curatorial management of artifacts obtained from archaeological and historic building sites.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
General college entrance competencies
Upon completion, the student should:
B. be able to identify current ethical and legal issues in collections management,
C. know the sequence and steps typically followed in acquiring and accessioning museum objects,
D. know and evaluate the factors to be considered when developing a program of basic care and protection of historic objects,
E. be able to recognize the physical properties of material typically found in history museum collections and describe the requirements for their care, and
F. be able to compare different types of surveys and long range plans and discuss their role in the effective management and care of collections.
C. Care of historic objects
D. Requirements for the care of specific materials
E. Conservation of historic objects