[Workshop] Collections Camp: Military Collections
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[Workshop] Collections Camp: Military Collections

ONSITE WORKSHOP: This two-and-a-half-day workshop will focus on the care, conservation, and exhibition of military artifacts in museum collections. Spend time working with conservators and curators to learn how to be better stewards of your military history collection. Cost: $260 AASLH Members/ $300 Nonmembers ($40 off all registrations before May 20).

6/20/2018 to 6/22/2018
When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Where: U.S. Army Transportation Museum
300 Washington BLVD
Newport News, Virginia  23604
United States
Presenter: Gordon Blaker and Myers Brown
Contact: 615.320.3203


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This two-and-a-half-day workshop will focus on the care, conservation, and exhibition of military artifacts in museum collections. Spend time working with conservators and curators to learn how to be better stewards of your military history collection.  

Cost: $260 AASLH Members/ $300 Nonmembers ($40 off all registrations before May 20).

As a result of this workshop, participants should:

  • Have a general knowledge of the basic types of military artifacts common in American museum collections;
  • Have a general knowledge of the particular needs of military collections including proper identification, handling, and basic conservation;
  • Be familiar with some of the current issues and trends in the preservation of military artifact collections;
  • Be able to ensure the safety of visitors, staff, and artifacts when exhibiting or storing military items;
  • Explore the variety of issues related to exhibiting and storing military history collections;
  • Be familiar with simple conservation procedures that are safe to perform on their military history collections;
  • Be aware of when they should call a professional conservator for problems with their military history collections;
  • Recognize the importance of military collections in American museums.


Who Should Attend:
This workshop is intended for museum staff and volunteers who work in any type of museum that holds collections of a military nature.

Our Mailing Address:
2021 21st Ave S., Suite 320
Nashville, TN 37212

Phone: 615-320-3203
Fax: 615-327-9013

Email: info@AASLH.org

Mission

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is a national association that provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all people.

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