Museum Collection Development

Museum Collection Development

This course will cover the essential elements of the management of museum collections including collection policy, legal and ethical concerns, artifact handling, documentation, information management, preservation, exhibition and access. Museum collections that will be studied include collections of art, history, natural history, science and moving image/multimedia. Course topics will be demonstrated through videos, discussions, case-studies, reading, and various activities. Assignments include researching various topics and discussing them in online forums, a research paper about preservation, a museum exhibit evaluation, creating an online collection record through E-Hive, and two exams. Field trip to a museum exhibit is required.

Class Name Museum Collection Development
Host School Queens College
Class Identifier LBSCI 790B
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Carey Stumm
Course Tool (Online) Blackboard
Class Description This course will cover the essential elements of the management of museum collections including collection policy, legal and ethical concerns, artifact handling, documentation, information management, preservation, exhibition and access. Museum collections that will be studied include collections of art, history, natural history, science and moving image/multimedia. Course topics will be demonstrated through videos, discussions, case-studies, reading, and various activities. Assignments include researching various topics and discussing them in online forums, a research paper about preservation, a museum exhibit evaluation, creating an online collection record through E-Hive, and two exams. Field trip to a museum exhibit is required.
Class Disclaimer The class will be taught asynchronously. A course in basic reference or familiarity with online reference sources is helpful.
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date January 30th, 2017 - May 26th, 2017
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day January 23rd, 2017
Residency Start and End Date No Residency