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Professional Development

Museum Studies Certificate Program

 

Upcoming Training


Workshop: Making Your Collection Accessible: Easy and Economical Exhibit Fabrication Techniques for Temporary Exhibition *PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE*

Location: Cupids, NL. Cupids Legacy Centre; 368 Seaforest Drive

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017; 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

This one day workshop starts with a discussion on employing proper supports for artifacts, such as textiles, ceramics, and paper. A variety of materials, tools, and techniques available for supporting objects will be discussed in terms of their suitability, practicality, advantages, and limitations.Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • understand and explain why supports for artifacts are important;
  • how they can be designed and tailored to fully protect and support objects that are in storage or on display
  • choose appropriate materials, tools, and techniques for making supports
  • recognize, design, and produce safe efficient supports.

Instructor: Sarah Wade, Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Enrolment Limits: Maximum of 20
Registration fees: $85 for MANL members, $110 for non-members
Registration Deadline: February 19, 2017

This workshop is an Elective Course for the Museum Studies Certificate Program. For more information about this program, please contact Sarah Wade, Professional Development Coordinator via email at swade@nf.aibn.com or at (709) 722 9034.


Workshop: Caring For Wartime Works on Paper:  The Digitization, Display, Storage of Paper Based Artifacts in Museum World War Collections

Location:  Deer Lake, NL. 44 Trans Canada Highway, Suite 2

Date: February 22, 2017; 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Paper based material is an important part of our cultural history. From letters home from the battle grounds to maps of trenches, the majority of regional museums house archival documents. In our effort to share the history of Canada on the Road to 2017, the care and presentation paper based artifacts is very important.

In this workshop, we will discuss the different types of paper based materials that can be found in your collection. We will also explore proper storage and exhibition conditions and techniques required when making this material accessible to the public. In addition to storage and display, we will review digitization process to guide museums in digitizing their existing collections. These skills will help museums to meet standards around safeguarding of paper based collections, making collections accessible to the public, and ensuring the long-term preservation of material.

Instructor: Miki Lee, Conservator
Enrolment Limits: Maximum of 20
Registration fees: $85 for MANL members, $110 for non-members
Registration Deadline: February 17, 2017

This workshop is an Elective Course for the Museum Studies Certificate Program. For more information about this program, please contact Sarah Wade, Professional Development Coordinator via email at swade@nf.aibn.com or at (709) 722 9034.


Workshop: Making Your Collection Accessible: Easy and Economical Exhibit Fabrication Techniques for Temporary Exhibition
Location: Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Ibex Fuels at 46 Hardy Avenue
Date: February 28, 2017; 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Elective Course for Museum Studies Certificate Program*

This one day workshop starts with a discussion on employing proper supports for artifacts, such as textiles, ceramics, and paper. A variety of materials, tools, and techniques available for supporting objects will be discussed in terms of their suitability, practicality, advantages, and limitations.Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • understand and explain why supports for artifacts are important;
  • how they can be designed and tailored to fully protect and support objects that are in storage or on display
  • choose appropriate materials, tools, and techniques for making supports
  • recognize, design, and produce safe efficient supports.

Instructor: Sarah Wade, Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Enrolment Limits: Maximum of 20
Registration fees: $85 for MANL members, $110 for non-members
Registration Deadline: February 19, 2017

This workshop is an Elective Course for the Museum Studies Certificate Program. For more information about this program, please contact Sarah Wade, Professional Development Coordinator via email at swade@nf.aibn.com or at (709) 722 9034.


 

Workshop: Canada's Road to Confederation: Managing of Confederation Artifacts in your Collection
Location: Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Ibex Fuels at 46 Hardy Avenue
Date: March 14-15, 2017; 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Core Course for Museum Studies Certificate Program*

Managing your collection is one of the biggest responsibilities for every museum. Participants will learn about all aspects of collections management, including the acquisition, registration, cataloguing and records management. This course will also cover an introduction to collections care, handling and storage as well as collections access and security. This workshop will give heritage groups the necessary skills to safely care for their mixed collections, such as military metals, uniforms, weapons and much more . Having taken the course participants should understand why collections management is important and implement best practices that their museum.

Instructor: Sarah Wade, Professional Development Coordinator, MANL
Enrollment Limits: Maximum of 20
Registration fees: $130 for MANL members, $155 for non-members

This workshop is a Core Course for the Museum Studies Certificate Program. For more information about this program, please contact Sarah Wade, Professional Development Coordinator via email at swade@nf.aibn.com or at (709) 722 9034.


Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds. Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.

Thanks to Canadian Heritage Museum Assistance Program and the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development for supporting the efforts of the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.