Preserving collections classes offered this summer


BELOIT, Wis. – Knowledge and practice of preventive care are paramount to the preservation of and access to cultural heritage collections. The Center for Collections Care (C3) is poised to meet this training need by providing unparalleled opportunities for hands-on learning and practice for museum, library, archive, and conservation professionals and emerging professionals. Their distinctive resources—two campus museums (Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art), a vibrant archive, historic costume and natural history collections—situated on the residential campus of a small, liberal arts college, provide superior opportunities to gain knowledge and skills, network with other professionals, and better prepare for advancement. Five classes will be offered in their inaugural season; three in preventive care, and one each in mount making for exhibitions and digitization, July 25-28. Course fees include apartment-style accommodations, course materials, and breakfast and lunch.

According to a 2018 external review “… one of the greatest strengths of the Museum Studies Program curriculum at Beloit is its emphasis on experiential, hands-on learning and practice.”

For more information about the program contact Nicolette B. Meister, faculty director at (608) 363-2305 or [email protected], or Dr. Nuria Sanjuán, director of summer programs at (608) 363-2373 or [email protected]