Courses and Programs / Special Topic Courses
MAS offers a range of learning opportunities. We design our training and resources to support museum staff and volunteers of all kinds, from board members to student workers, and from emerging to established professionals.
Our courses are open to everyone—no membership is required! Our instructors are experts in their fields, and will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to do your job better.
In addition to our Certificate In Community Museum Studies Program, we also offer Special Topics Courses throughout the year. Below is a list of our upcoming courses - note that dates are subject to change. You may also download our most recent education calendar (PDF).
You may register online for any course offered below.
Request a Course! Does the course you want just never seem to be offered in a place you can get to it? Now’s your chance to request particular courses and locations for next sessions offerings. Just fill out the Request a Course Form. Deadline to submit for the Spring course session is January 1 and the deadline for the Fall course session is June 1. Questions? Contact Dan at email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE: There have been date changes to the Care of Collections, Organziation & Management and Q & A with Nancy Odegaard since initial publication and the publication of the printed version of the Spring 2019 Education Calendar, please be advised and see below for the most current, final information!
Dr. Nancy Odegaard is the Head of the Preservation Division at the Arizona State Museum on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson where she is also a professor with the Department of Material Science & Engineering, the School of Anthropology, American Indian Studies GIDP, and the Heritage conservation/historic preservation Certificate Program in the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. She leads the effort to preserve the collections of the museum through loans, exhibits, excavations, research, storage, and repatriation; she teaches students at all levels and provides outreach services throughout the region; and she conducts research on topics related to conservation.
Dr. Odegaard has led major conservation projects involving surveys, tribal consultation, research, treatment, and storage upgrades for collections of pottery, human remains, basketry, textiles, and pesticide residues. Her books include: A Guide to Handling Anthropological Museum Objects (WAAC); Old Poisons New Problems: Information and Resource Guide for Contaminated Cultural Materials in Museum Collections (AltaMira); Curating Human Remains: A Guide for Museums and Academic Institution (AltaMira); and Material Characterization Test for Objects of Art and Archaeology (Archetype).
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2019
$125 (Members), $175 (Non-Members), $75 (Students)