[MUST 275] Introduction to Collections Management


An introduction to the methods of collections management, registration, and preservation in museums. Stress is placed on the nature of organic and inorganic materials and their deterioration, methods of preventive preservation, modes of acquisition and registration, collections policy, and legal and ethical issues affecting the management of museum collections. The course consists of lectures, field trips, and laboratory experience in the Beloit College museums.

Course Title

Introduction to Collections Management

Course Code

MUST 275

Units

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Museum Studies 145.

Frequency

Offered each spring.

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