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.

Marking and Labelling, Maidstone

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Time: 10am - 4pm
Trainer: Sarah Brown & Dr Phillippa Mapes
Location: Maidstone Museum

Object marking and labelling is a requirement of the Spectrum Acquisition and accessioning procedure, which is required to be in place for Museum Accreditation. This workshop will introduce the basic principles including materials and techniques used for marking different types of objects. The afternoon session will also include hands-on practical activities to put theory into practice.

Sarah Brown is the face of Collections Trust around the country, and works closely with the museum development network across the English regions to deliver free, ACE-funded events.  Sarah is the person to contact with your collection management queries.  She originally trained as a conservator and has worked in various collections management roles in Scotland and England.

Dr Phillippa Mapes ACR is an accredited conservator with over 30 years experience in the conservation profession.  Phillippa has worked for 10 years as a preventative conservator for English Heritage as well as running her own private practice working for the National Trust and other heritage institutions and private houses.   Phillippa has a specialism in paper conservation and historic wallpaper conservation in which she holds an MA and a PhD.  

By the end of this training, you will:

  • Understand the need for object marking and labelling and the theory behind it
  • Understand the different procedures for marking different types of objects
  • Understand the appropriate kit to use for object marking and labelling

Please book your place through Smart Survey.

To ensure fair distribution, only one representative from each museum can book a place on this training course. Additional bookings from the same museum will go on to a reserve list. Places on this training course will be confirmed by email.