Introduction to Collections Management Workshop

The Introduction to Collections Management Workshop is one of the core courses for MANL’s Museum Studies Certificate Program. 

Dates: November 23 & 24, 2021, 9 am – 4 pm

Instructor: Paula French, Private Conservator

Description: During this two-day workshop participants will learn about collections management policies and procedures and skills required to manage museum collections. This course explores topics on public trust and museum collections, acquisitions, registration, cataloguing and records management. This course will also introduce collections care, handling and storage as well as collections access and security. This workshop is one of the core courses for the Museum Studies Certificate Program.

This course provides participants with a basic introduction to preventive conservation for museum collections. Participants will explore the nature of preventive conservation and the role of conservation in relation to other museum functions. Participants will be instructed on practical steps to preserve and minimize the physical deterioration of the museum’s collection. Topics covered will include: conservation policy, handling and housekeeping, condition reporting, causes and prevention of deterioration, environmental controls, disaster planning and risk assessment, health and safety, security, storage, exhibitions and treatments.

Registration Fees: $130 for MANL members, $155 for non-members.
* MANL members are encourage to apply for the  Emerging Professional Development Bursary. For more information, please see the CMA Bursary section below.

Registration: If you would like to register for this workshop or have any questions, please call MANL at (709) 722-9034 or email MANL at  Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds. Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.

Duration: 2 days

Location: MANL Office/Training Centre, 200 Military Road, St. John’s

Supported by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

* CMA Bursary: 
With the support of the Government of Canada, the CMA is pleased to offer bursaries to assist museum professionals in their professional development. MANL encourages all its members to apply for the Emerging Professional Development Bursary. The Emerging Professional Development bursary is given out to promote the exchange of knowledge and learning between museum professionals at the beginning of their careers. The program provides financial assistance to individuals to attend short courses, seminars, and workshops, including with costs of travel, accommodation and registration fees. For more information on the bursary program. please contact the CMA: Email: Fax: 613-233-5438 or visit APPLY TODAY