The ACTEDS Training Catalog

Chapter 5
Career Field Training

Army Curatorial Methods Training Course (Advanced)

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Modern DCPDS Course Code N/A
Length of Program 5 Days
Location Washington Metropolitan area
Nomination Suspense Dates 90 Days Prior to Class
Dates of Program Annual (Call POC for Specific Dates).
Eligibility Requirements Army Museum System staff and other museum professionals. Army Museum System staff in GS-1015 (Museum Curator), GS-1016 (Museum Specialist) and GS-1010 (Exhibit Specialist) series, directors of Army museums or those preparing for future directorships. Non-Army museum professionals will be eligible after all Army requirements are met.
Other Requirements Applicants must:
  • Be directors of Army museums or those preparing for future directorships.
  • Have written approval from their immediate supervisor to attend, and complete the pre-course information questionaire.
  • Have successfully completed the Army Museum Information System User Certification Course (Basic Curatorial Methods Training COurse)
Non-Army museum professionals must match the Army standards for directors by having at least five (5) years of museum experience.
Purpose The curatorial methods training course teaches advanced museum techniques for Army museum directors and potential directors.
Description This course focuses on teaching the participants advanced, professional museum practices, and standards used in Army museums as prescribed by AR 870-20. The course format includes both lectures given by Army Museum System personnel and other museum professionals as required. The lectures are supplemented by extensive hands-on workshops. Highly specialized museum topics will form the core of the advanced class.
Application Complete the course application for admission. Army Museum system applicants are given first priority. All others may apply on a space available basis.
Selection and Notification Applicants are evaluated, selected and notified by the Director of Army Museums and the Chief, Museum Programs Branch.
Funding The Museum Division funds course registration and materials. The applicant's nominating activity is responsible for travel, hotel, and per diem.
Evaluation of Training After Return to Duty No special evaluation is needed other than the one on the DD 1556.
Point of Contact Contact Mr. Steve Bavisotto for course information and an application form at (202) 685-2477, by e-mail at, or in writing to US Army Center of Military History, ATTN: DAMH-MD, 103 Third Avenue, Fort McNair, DC 20319-5058. -->