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Museum Training




DOI Online Training


DOI LEARN
The Interior Museum Program sponsors training opportunities both for DOI employees and the general public on various topics such as "Conducting the DOI Inventory of Museum Collections",“Basics of Collections Care,” “Introduction to Managing Museum Property Collections,” and “Interior Collections Management System.” DOI LEARN, the web-based training portal, is free for use by both employees and the general public. A complete list of DOI LEARN courses sponsored by the Interior Museum Program can be found here.  DOI and non-DOI employees can find instructions for making a DOI Learn account and enrolling in courses here.

Managing Archaeological Collections
National Park Service has an online course that covers all aspects of caring for archaeological collections.  The program is free to use.

Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) Training
ICMS training is also available, without certification, on YouTube.

 

DOI Classroom Training

The Interior Museum Program, in partnership with the National Park Service, occasionally will offer classroom style training sessions on various museum topics. Currently, there are no training classes scheduled. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. For further information, please contact Steven Floray at Steven_Floray@ios.doi.gov

 

Training Offered by Other Institutions and Organizations

American Association for State and Local History

Archival Continuing Education Opportunities*

Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies*

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCHA)*

Heritage Preservation

National Museum of the American Indian, Museum Training Program

Northern States Conservation Center*

Smithsonian, Museum Conservation Institute

Society of American Archivists*

(*denotes courses for a fee; SAA does offer some course material free of charge)