Basic Collections Management Seminar

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byCassie Cheng

Learn the art and science of collections management. Private art collectors and professionals who manage collections for museums, galleries, art collectors, and corporations can explore the world of artifacts and mementos through the Collections Management Seminar Series of the Yuchengco and the Lopez Memorial museums.

Both institutions will hold a Collections Management seminar series beginning June 18 and 19, 2009. The first of the three-part seminar series is part of the Museum Continuing Studies Program, which aims to develop skills, apply standards, and encourage adherence to internationally accepted standards, policies, and procedures for museums.

With its modules divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced modules, the seminar series gives museum-specific knowledge to a broader audience, particularly to people who manage their own collections. The basic module covers documentation and preventive conservation, including collections registration, accessioning, inventory, audit, condition reporting, loan agreement making, photography, environmental control and handling, as well as making a basic collection management policy.

The seminar will be complemented by readings and hands-on activities designed to make the concepts understandable and easy to apply, and interaction with practicing museum registrars and collection managers.

Seminar fee is Php3500.00 per module, and includes snacks, lunch, and a seminar kit and certificate. 10% discount will be given to those who register between May 25 to June 11, 2009. A 25% discount will be given to registrants who make a one-time payment for all three modules. As this is intended to be a focused discussion, only 25 participants will be accommodated.

Application forms may be requested from Elma Abrina, Programs Officer of the Yuchengco Museum, through 889-1234 or [email protected]. For more details, call the Yuchengco Museum at 889-1234 or the Lopez Museum at 631-2417.


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