Research and Interpretation of Historic Trades for Museums

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Starting on Nov. 30, 2015
"Research and Interpretation of Historic Trades for Museums"
3 Week Online Class - $175

Are you a history, science, or art museum that has collections or demonstrations that exhibit or portray how objects were made in the past? How is research done on the technology and the social / cultural forces that created objects? How do you build an exhibit or program on interpreting the trades and lives of those who practiced them in the past?

In this course you will learn about the various disciplines of research and evidence that are used to learn about past objects and the societies and people who made them. You will shown how historic tradesman research objects from the past to accurately reproduce them with period techniques. And you will learn how to incorporate that research into museum exhibits and interpretations on Historic Trades that can range from school kids to scholars and everyone in-between.

The course runs for three weeks with one section each week: Evidence and Research, Interpreting Objects and Trades, Developing your own Trades Program.

It is structured so you can do the course from home or from work, all on your own time and schedule. We'll have email discussions about each week's readings and resource materials, there will one practical assignment at the end of the course..

This online class will give you the tools to understand and develop Historic Trades research and interpretation methods for exhibits and demonstrations.

Go to this link for payment and registration:


Space is limited so register soon!

If you have any questions feel free to email me any time.


David Harvey
Senior Conservator & Museum Consultant
Los Angeles CA  USA