Collections form the basis of a museum. The museum community has developed professional and ethical standards for the acquisition, record-keeping, and care of collections. In this class, sudents learn about all aspects of collections mangement through working wth the collections at the Atlanta History Center, from acquisitio through deaccessioning.
In the photographs below, students from the summer 2003 class accessioned and photographed artifacts from the Olympics collection, prepared condition reports, entered artifacts into the museum’s data base, and prepared recommendations for packing and storing such unusual artifacts as a sword and large fish and blues musician puppets from the opening ceremonies.
Click on an image below to see students from the summer 2001 class, who were also processing the Atlanta Olympics Collection.