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Museum Studies 420 students learn about artifact preservation

  • Post Date6/20/2016
  • AuthorJohn Holton
  • Reading Time1 minute read

In the spring semester, Collections Management staff Christa Deacy-Quinn and John Holton taught the course Museum Studies 420: Collections Management. Students learned how to preserve museum collections and gained hands-on experience through interactive labs on topics like artifact handling, integrated pest management, and identifying inorganic materials.

  • students cutting boxes
    Christa supervises Kristen Allen and Shelby Garrett as they design and build custom-made boxes for packing and shipping artifacts.
  • students documenting the condition of a etruscan vessel
    Shelby Garrett and Lisette Chapa document the condition of a 2,500-year-old Etruscan vessel (1915.03.0041).
  • students examining insects under a microscope
    Students examine a collection of insects to learn how to identify pests that commonly attack museum artifacts.
  • student measuring light levels next to a statue
    Kelly Kutsche uses a light meter to measure the light levels in our exhibits. High light levels can cause damage to some artifacts.
  • student using a dry brush to remove dirt from a dance mask
    Kimberly Stelter uses a dry brush to remove dirt from a Kissi dance mask from Liberia (1971.13.0024).