*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Caring for Collections: Bringing Museum Collection Care Practices to Your Personal Collection

This course will introduce participants to the basic principles of museum collections' care for a variety of materials in their own personal collections, from paintings to sculpture, to prints, drawings, photographs, and other ephemera. Over three class sessions, participants will learn to identify a variety of materials and media, understand the basic principles behind collections' care and preservation, and identify the warning signs of deterioration and damage. Each class will include lecture time in art storage and gallery spaces, followed by a relaxed, informal question-and-answer session that allows participants to relate the day’s lesson to their own treasures.  

Instructor Bio:

Nicole Wade holds a BA in anthropology from UVA, an MA in archaeology from the University of New Mexico, and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Collection Management and Care from George Washington University. While initially working as a field archaeologist in the American Southwest, Ms. Wade has spent the last decade caring for the museum collections at the University of Virginia.  

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B102 Nicole Wade Apr 23, 30, May 7 Mo 10:00-11:30 a.m. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum WL

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