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Dressed for Display: How to Use Mannequins Safely

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Historic clothing is a popular feature of many museums — it’s also one of the most fragile. Costumes are especially vulnerable when they are being displayed on mannequins. Learn the basics of preparing and dressing a museum mannequin to reflect proper period silhouettes and keep your historic textiles safe. Instructor to be announced.

About the SLO Museums Institute

As part of the San Luis Obispo County History Network, we’ve assembled experts from around the county and beyond to share practical information about running our organizations, educating the public, and preserving our collections. You can even collect credit for attending each class and earn a certificate in Museum Studies.

SLO Museums Institute Certificate
The History Center issues credit for each class you attend through the micro-credentialing site Credly.com (you must register in order to collect your credits). Attend 9 credit classes, including all three Museums 101 classes, and earn a History Center Museum Studies certificate.

Registration & Fees
Space in each class is limited. Contact History Center curator Eva Ulz at (805) 543-0638 x12 or email slohistorynetwork@historycenterslo.org to register. Unless otherwise noted, class fees are $25, $15 for students & individual members, FREE for staff (paid or volunteer) of History Center SLO History Network Members.

Suggest a Class
Have a museum-related skill to share? Know an expert who’s going to be in our area? Need to learn more about your work? Email slohistorynetwork@historycenterslo.org to suggest a class.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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History Center of San Luis Obispo County