Kent State University Museum - Murphy Auditorium (Rockwell Hall)
515 Hilltop Drive (corner of E. Main and S. Lincoln Streets)
Kent, OH 44242
The next workshop will be in Spring 2014. Check back for dates.
Museum Collection Information Management
This workshop will start with the definition of a museum and the code of ethics for museums. In this context, students will discuss the various institutional processes that aid the physical and intellectual organization and care of a collection. Topics will include accessioning/deaccessioning, cataloging, condition reporting, storage methods, loans, insurance, packing/crating/shipping, art handling, climate control and collection management systems. On-site tours of storage at the Kent State University Museum will facilitate in-depth discussion of some of the workshop material.
Murphy Auditorium, Rockwell Hall
1 graduate credit hour
Instructor: Joanne Fenn
Kent State University Museum is offering a series of workshops surrounding museum collections. Join your colleagues from museums, historical societies, historical houses and special collections to meet for a two-day workshop that is geared for collections professionals as well as emerging museum and collections professionals to learn and network together.
Based on the museum code of ethics, we'll cover the physical and intellectual organization of collections including:
Instructor: Joanne Fenn, Kent State University Museum, Collections Manager/Museum Registrar
The workshop provides an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and network.
Sponsored by the Kent State University Museum with the Office of Continuing and Distance Education.
One workshop graduate credit hour is available through the School of Library and Information Science and one workshop undergraduate credit hour is available through the College of the Arts. Coursework is required and standard tuition rates apply.
For credit registration, register for the workshop via FlashLine for current KSU students or call 330.672.3100.