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Intermediate Collections Management Seminar, October 8-9

Private art collectors and professionals who wish to explore the world of museums, galleries, archaeological artifacts, relics, and mementos will benefit immensely from the Intermediate Collections Management Seminar organized jointly by the Yuchengco Museum and Lopez Memorial Museum on October 8 and 9, 2009.

The program, which began with the Basic Collections Management module on June 18, aims to develop skills and encourage adherence to internationally accepted standards, policies, and procedures for those managing collections such as museums, galleries, and private and corporate collections.

The Intermediate Collections Management module will be held at the Yuchengco Museum from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The intermediate module will cover collections management policy (e.g. acquisitions and inter-institutional loans); the value and significance of objects in the collection; insurance; condition reports; object care; and exercises on cataloguing, photo documentation and condition report preparation.

Because each module covers a different set of skills and topics, the intermediate module is of interest to art professionals, even if they have not attended the basic module.

The Advanced Collection Management module, the last in the series, is scheduled in November 2009. The fee of P3,500 per person includes snacks, lunch, seminar kit and certificate.

The seminar series will be complemented by readings and hands-on activities designed to make the concepts understandable and easy to apply. There will be interaction with practicing museum registrars and collection managers. Slots limited to only 25 participants. For registration and details, contact Yuchengco Museum’s Elma Abrina at 889-1234 or Lopez Museum’s Fanny San Pedro at 631-2417.