Museum Environment

MSL2100H
Master of Museum Studies

This course is an introduction to preventive conservation. As such, it focuses on: identifying and quantifying the environmental factors that affect collections; developing strategies that mitigate those factors; understanding the materials that make up a museum collection – how they degrade, react to their environment and the objects around them; and evaluating the conservation requirements for the safe exhibition and storage of museum collections.

This course will be offered in an intensive 6 week format. Classes will be held six (6) Fridays from 9 to 5 pm and students must be able to attend all 6 classes.

The major class assignments will be applied, working with a partner museum. Students are required to identify and make arrangements with their partner museum in advance.

Winter 2018 meeting dates:

Class 1: January 26, 2018

Class 2: February 2, 2018

Class 3: February 9, 2018

Class 4: February 16, 2018

Reading Week – no class

Student Conference – no class

Class 5: March 9, 2018

Class 6: March 16, 2018

***Please note the add/drop dates for this course for 2018***

  • Last day to ADD: February 2, 2018 (Submit an Add/Drop form to iSchool Student Services – Past SGS deadline)
  • Last day to DROP: February 9, 2018 (Use ACORN/ROSI – Within SGS Deadline, no form needed)

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This course is an introduction to preventive conservation. As such, it focuses on: identifying and quantifying the environmental factors that affect collections; developing strategies that mitigate those factors; understanding the materials that make up a museum collection – how they degrade, react to their environment and the objects around them; and evaluating the conservation requirements for the safe exhibition and storage of museum collections.

This course will be offered in an intensive 6 week format. Classes will be held six (6) Fridays from 9 to 5 pm and students must be able to attend all 6 classes.

The major class assignments will be applied, working with a partner museum. Students are required to identify and make arrangements with their partner museum in advance.

Winter 2017 meeting dates:
Class 1: January 27, 2017
Class 2: February 3, 2017
Class 3: February 10, 2017
Class 4: February 17, 2017
Reading Week – no class
Class 5: March 3, 2017
Student Conference – no class
Class 6: March 17, 2017

***Please note the add/drop dates for this course for 2017***

Last day to ADD: February 3, 2017 (Submit an Add/Drop form to iSchool Student Services)
Last day to DROP: February 24, 2017 (No form needed – within SGS deadline)