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.
This workshop discusses the factors that determine the best way to display historic costumes, including the condition of the object, safety and accurate representation of the period. Fabrication methods for four different types of mannequins are outlined, issues surrounding preventive conservation are covered and a variety of options for the construction of finishing touches (e.g. arms, legs, stands, bases, heads and hair) are presented. The hands-on component of the workshop includes the construction of a mannequin torso as well as experimentation with materials and methods for finishing touches.
$125 (Members), $175 (Non-Members), $75 (Students)