Registration: June 1 - August 31, 2023
Course duration: September 11 - November 20, 2023
Architectural records are perhaps the least understood medium in the archival world. There are many different types of drawings, from blueprints to renderings, sketches to CADs. What should you accept, what is valuable, how are they best preserved? Using the publication Architectural Records: Managing Design and Construction Records, students will be introduced to the management of plans and drawings in seven modules.
Topics for the modules include:
Module 1. History of architecture
Module 2. Understanding the creation process
Module 3. Appraisal
Module 4. Arrangement and Description
Module 5. Preservation
Module 6. Providing Access
Module 7. Digitization
Students will also receive, by electronic mail, a self-study guide which includes instructions, supplementary reading (where applicable), self-study questions, and in most modules, a practical project. The self-study questions and projects will be submitted to the Instructor for evaluation. Upon completing all the projects within the allotted time, students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
Students can expect to work about 10-12 hours per week on readings and assignments for the duration of the course.
Instructor: Lisa Glandt, AABC Education and Advisory Services Coordinator
Cost: AABC members $350.00 (CAD) / Non-member $500.00 (CAD); plus the cost of the course textbook
Textbook: Waverly B. Lowell and Tawny Ryan Nelb. Architectural Records: Managing Design and Construction Records (SAA, 2006)
Student Comments on the Course:
"Thanks this was a great course and I learned a lot and it was good to brush up on my archival knowledge."
"Thanks a lot for leading the course. I feel more confident now with the architectural archival material in our collection!"
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