Learn how to Properly Care for Nautical Artifacts at Door County Maritime Museum Workshop

DCMM repeats this 7-week workshop in Conservation, Curation & Interpretation of Historical Artifacts.

This year, the DCMM workshop begins on February 6 and will meet each Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm through March 20, 2010.  This 7-week workshop is designed to give interested adults and students a hands-on experience with the procedures, techniques, and processes a museum uses to professionally curate an artifact in its collection.

The course is laid out chronologically to follow an artifact from acquisition to display. Subjects include artifact photography, measuring, researching, conservation, drawing, and museum curation. Each participant will take a museum artifact through the processes from start to finish. Participants interested in expanding their knowledge in the field of history, archaeology, museum work or other related fields will find the course fascinating and useful. Volunteers interested in working with artifacts and those simply interested in how museums document and conserve artifacts are also encouraged to apply.

The workshop is limited to the first 12 applicants. Cost for the workshop is $50 for Museum members and $75 for guests and includes all materials. To register, contact the Museum at 920.743.5958 or visit www.dcmm.org.  For questions about the workshop contact the instructor, Jon Paul Van Harpen, at 920.743.4647.

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