Basics to Museum Registration

4-Week Course

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Course Fee: $175.00 USD

Course Description:

Through readings, activities, and discussions, participants will learn practical applications of Museum Registration by creating documents used every day in the museum field including: Deed of Gift Forms, Return of Receipts, Loan Agreements, Temporary Custody Forms, Outgoing Object Forms, Movement Receipts, Condition Reports, and Deaccessioning Forms. Quizzes, readings, and the creation of registration documents will serve as the core component of the course and allow participants to immediately put new practices and procedures into daily use.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the role of the Registrar
  • Learn the process of processing incoming collections
  • Identify your institution's needs in the registration process
  • Compare and contrast the different types of accessions and loans
  • Recommend new registration process and procedures to your organization
  • Create your Registrar Tool Box to include registration and loan documents and forms

Note: This course is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Your Instructor

Elena D Sanderlin
Elena D Sanderlin

Elena D. Sanderlin currently serves as the Registrar at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her professional background includes registration work at the Rutherford County, Tennessee Archives, the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. She holds a M.A. in Public History with an emphasis on Museum Studies from Middle Tennessee State University. She holds certifications in Collection Management Policies and Emergency Planning Management. She specializes in data migration utilizing the KE Software platform.

Basics to Museum Registration provides a strong overview of the field and many downloadable samples and readings associated with the position. I highly recommend for anyone interested in entering the museum profession.

-Robert Long, General Manager/Special Projects U.S. Art, Dallas, Texas.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course starts on TBD. It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks.
Participants will spend approximately 2 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes, and completing discussion, reading, and written assignments.
It is recommended that you complete each week's work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.
When is the last day for registration?
Will the instructor be available for feedback and questions?
Absolutely! Your instructor will provide feedback for each assignment and will be available via email or phone for any questions you may have. A discussion forum is also available where participants can post questions.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have unlimited access for 3 months from the start date of this course.
Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?
In order to receive a Certificate of Completion you must:

1. View all lectures

2. Answer all quizzes

3. Complete all assignments

When you complete these three items you can expect to receive you certificate within 2 weeks.
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