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MUSEUM STUDIES WORKSHOPS

As part of a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the University of Southern Indiana will present four one-day workshops on historic preservation, interpretation, collection processing, and digitization. These will be day-long workshops that include hands-on work on specific proposals brought by the participants. Workshop participants will receive a workbook and a flash drive with information from the workshops and samples of proposals.

Lunch is included in the fee. USI students who wish to take these workshops for one hour of University credit must contact Dr. Tamara Hunt to register for History 490.

 

 

BASIC INTRODUCTION TO GRANT WRITING                                               NO. CON122

Topics will include program planning and proposal writing; creating a problem statement/needs assessment; identifying objectives; exploring methods for attaining objectives; self-evaluation plan; identifying future funding needs; and budgets. Prior to the workshop, attendees should identify a project for which external funds could be solicited, and be prepared to work on that project during the workshop.

Instructor: Dr. Tamara Hunt, USI professor of history

Date & Time: Saturday, January 26, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: USI Liberal Arts Center, Room 1008

Registration Fee: $125

 

           

FINDING FUNDING SOURCES                                                                         NO. CON123

This workshop will focus on finding funding sources. Topics will include letters of inquiry to funders; how to research funding sources; private and public funding sources; and aligning your needs with funding sources. Prior to the workshop, attendees should identify a project for which external funds could be solicited, and be prepared to work on that project during the workshop.

Instructors: Dr. Tamara Hunt, USI professor of history

Date & Time: Saturday, February 2, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: USI Liberal Arts Center, Room 1008

Registration Fee: $125

 

 

ADVANCED HISTORIC PRESERVATION:                                                         NO. CON124

Beginning with an overview of the use, management, and care of artifact collections, this workshop will teach registration methods, the acquisition process, loan procedures, and storage solutions for three-dimensional artifacts. Participants will construct artifact storage  containers and learn methods of preventive conservation.

Instructor: Shirley Ray, USI instructor in history

Date & Time: Saturday, February 16, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: USI Orr Center, Room 2018

Registration Fee: $125

 

 

ARTIFACT INTERPRETATION                                                                           NO. CON125

This workshop will explore the various ways to use artifacts in order to educate, inspire, and challenge the public in museum settings and beyond. Participants will analyze artifacts as the basis for exhibits, outreach programs, and fundraising opportunities in order to create specialized projects which are engaging and meaningful for their respective communities.

Instructor: Shirley Ray, USI instructor in history

Date & Time: Saturday, February 23, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: USI Orr Center, Room 2018

Registration Fee: $125

 

 

ADVANCED COLLECTION PROCESSING WORKSHOP                                  NO. CON126

This workshop will include a review of different systems for processing collections as well as industry standards. It will cover procedures, policies, and best practices for creating finding aids that can open doors for researchers and create an inventory of materials. The first half of the session will be a review of theory of processing and the second half will be time in the archive, actually processing collections. Participants are welcome to bring in collections, or materials will be available for hands-on experience, working with materials and producing a finished product.

Instructor: Jennifer Greene, USI reference and archives librarian

Date & Time: Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: USI Rice Library

Registration Fee: $125

 

 

DIGITIZATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY PRESERVATION                                   NO. CON127

Learn the basics of digitizing photograph collections at this one-day workshop. Participants will learn about the best practices for creating and maintaining digital collections.

Instructor: Joan Hostetler, Heritage Photo & Research Services

Date & Time: Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: USI Rice Library

Registration Fee: $125