Training and Events

Opportunities and training with a small coloured logo in the title, are those that have been organised, funded and facilitated by the South East Museum Development Programme.

Environmental Monitoring and Pests training day

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Venue: Canterbury Museum  

Date: 23rd November 2017


10:00 - 10:30  – Arrival and tea/coffee 

10.30 – 13:00 (including a quick break)

  • Introductions
  • What are the agents of deterioration?
  • What affect does light have on collection items?
  • Monitoring light and reading the results
  • Controlling light
  • What affect do temperature and relative humidity have on collection items?
  • The effects of incorrect environment on collections
  • Monitoring the environment and reading the results
  • Controlling the environment
  • Links to accreditation

13:00 - 13:45 LUNCH - provided 

13:45 – 15:45

  • Types of pests harmful to museum collections
  • Pest Monitoring – types of traps and where to locate them
  • Pest identification exercise
  • Pest Prevention
  • Treatment of affected items

15:45 – 16:00

  • Q&A
  • Finish

If you have any queries please contact Emily Nisbet-Hawkins ( 

If you would like to book onto the course please sign up here