Basics to Museum Registration

4-Week Course starts FALL 2022




Learn practical applications of museum registration by learning to identify the day-to-day responsibilities of registrars, and create and manage key documents used regularly in the museum field including:

  • Deed of Gift Forms
  • Return of Receipts
  • Movement Receipts
  • Loan Agreements
  • Temporary Custody Forms
  • Outgoing Object Forms
  • Condition Reports
  • Accessioning/Deaccessioning Forms
Quizzes, readings, and written assignments, including the creation of registration documents and a reflection on the significance of museum registration to preservation of material culture, will serve as the core components of the course that will allow participants to demonstrate their learning growth while immediately putting new practices and procedures into daily use.


  • Identify the day-to-day responsibilities of registrars and basic procedure of accessioning.
  • Create, use, manage, and differentiate between key registration documents used regularly in the museum field.
  • Recall best practices, policies, and procedures based on institutional needs in a work environment.
  • Create a basic tool-kit of core documents and policies designed around best practices.

Your Instructor

Andrea Crivello
Andrea Crivello

Andrea Crivello is a museum and library professional passionate about creating social impact through material culture and the public service side of cultural institutions. She holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.A. in Art History, Theory & Conservation from Long Island University and master’s certificates in Contemporary Curatorial Studies and Museum Studies from Goldsmith’s University and Harvard Extension School respectively.

Andrea brings nine years of experience working in museums and fifteen years of library experience. Most recently she held a position as an art and history curator, where she developed annual exhibitions, provided physical and intellectual collections care, and managed an archive.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course starts on TBD FALL 2022 It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks.
Participants will spend approximately 2.5 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 to enroll?
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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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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