Loans and Exhibits ManagementInstructor: Matthew Clouse
June 6, 2021 - July 3, 2021
You don’t have to spend years on the job to learn how to manage loans and exhibitions!
This course will cover:
- handling loan and exhibition agreements
- packing, crating, and shipping
- condition reporting
- cross-museum coordination
You will also gain insight on how to successfully coordinate with fellow staff members (such as curators and preparators) and how to work harmoniously with colleagues at other institutions.
Sign up for this course to gain an indispensable understanding of the workflow and logistics that will ensure your exhibitions and loans will be successful.
About the Instructor
Matthew Clouse was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and has been working in the arts since the very beginning. He studied at the University of Nebraska, Omaha and received a Bachelor’s degree in Art History before going on to earn a Master’s in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester. He completed his thesis on the topic of collections management policies and how they can be used to ensure proper documentation of new and emerging forms of contemporary art.
He has worked at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, in both Education and the Collections and Exhibitions Departments, as well as at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, Missouri. At the Daum Museum, he was the first Registrar at the nearly new facility and completed a full cataloguing and inventory of the collection, in addition to writing the first collections management policy (CMP).
Currently, he is the Registrar at University of California Riverside, California Museum of Photography/Culver Center for the Arts. Here, he has also co-written the museum’s new CMP. Matthew is also an artist, Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master and Certified BodyTalk Practitioner.
How it Works
MuseumDev offers 4-week professional development courses for museum workers taught by experts in the field. Asynchronous courses allow you to finish readings, participate in discussion forums, and complete class assignments on your own schedule. Receive certificates of completion.