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Certificate Program

The Campbell Center currently offers a certificate program in Collections Care and Historic Preservation.

Those interested in applying to the certificate program may fill out the application form.  A $25 application fee should accompany the application.  Participants who are accepted to the program should complete the required courses within a three-year period. A $25 maintenance fee is required each year the participant is enrolled in the program.

2013 CERTIFICATE APPLICATION



COLLECTIONS CARE CERTIFICATE

The collections care certificate program was introduced in 2005.  Since that time over 50 certificates have been awarded.

The Collections Care Certificate Program will include two types of certificates, the Core Certificate and Specialty Track Certificates.

Core Cerificate

Required Courses

Two electives from the following (three- day courses)

                        

the following Two 2-day courses qualify as one course credit:


Specialty Track Certificate

The Specialty Track Certificate consists of six courses in a specific field or material type, such as exhibit design or care of paper and books.  The courses can be chosen from a pre-designed track or can be custom tailored for your professional development needs.

Some predesigned specialty tracks are listed below.

Please note that custom Specialty Track Certificates may be individually designed

CARE OF BOOKS AND PAPER (choose 6)

Care of Paper Artifacts

Care of Book Collections

Book Collections Maintenance and Repair

Preservation of Archives

Care of Photographic Collections

Care of Historic Scrapbooks

Reading, Transcribing and Caring for Early American Documents

EXHIBITS (choose 6)

Exhibit Design for Small Museums with Limited Resources

Design and Construction of Mounts for Exhibits

Museum Sustainability: An Open-Minded Approach

Planning and Writing Effective Exhibit Labels

Specialized Matting Techniques for Paper Artifacts

Mannequin Making Workshop

CARE OF 2-DIMENSIONAL WORKS OF ART (choose 6)

Care of Paintings

Care of Paper Artifacts

Care of Photographic Collections I, II, and III

Specialized Matting Techniques for Paper Artifacts

CARE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS

Care of Photographic Collections I, II, and III

Care of Paper Artifacts

Recovery of Wet Photographs

Specialized Matting Techniques for Paper Artifacts

CARE OF TEXTILE COLLECTIONS

Care of Texiles I

Care of Textiles II

Care of Textiles III

Mannequin Making Workshop

Textile Stabilization Using Sheer Overlays

GENERAL COLLECTIONS CARE (choose 6)
This certificate is designed to meet the needs of small museums and historical societies that own collections made up of diverse artifacts materials.

Collections Policies for Small Museums

Care of Metal Artifacts

Care of Textiles I

Care of Paper Artifacts

Care of Book Collections

Care of Historic Scrapbooks

Care of Photographic Collections

Care of Paintings

Care of Basketry Collections

Care of Leather and Fur

Care of Plastic Artifacts



HISTORIC PRESERVATION CERTIFICATE

The certificate consists of 4 core courses and 3 elective courses that would be chosen from a related field.

Required Courses

Introduction to Historic Preservation Theory