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FT 551 — Collection Management Skills

3 credits; 2 lecture and 2 lab hours

Covers all aspects of the handling practices and storage techniques for the proper management of textile and costume collections. Assessment and planning, archival material choices, environmental control, lighting, making custom-built supports and boxes, packing and shipping, risk evaluation, crisis control, and current collections management software systems used in institutions will be investigated.
Corequisite(s): FT 541.