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Preventive Conservation assessments and training available for Surrey, Sussex and Kent museums

The Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway Preventive Conservation Officer, Emily Nisbet-Hawkins, is currently on materinity leave.  To advise museums in the interim, we are pleased to announce that Siobhan Barratt is supporting the programme on a freelance basis.

Siobhan works with us 2 days per week, mostly on Mondays and Fridays, as the rest of the week she is Project Conservator at the National Trust property Knole House in Kent.  Siobhan will continue to support our museums through free guidance and training on a range of topics such as:

  • Collections, monitoring, packing and storage
  • Environmental monitoring and control
  • Pest management
  • Object handling and transportation
  • Supply and ordering of specialist material and equipment
  • Advice on organising remedial conservation and finding suitable conservators

Training and Assessments

Training in basic preventive conservation, as well as bespoke preventive conservation assessments for museums, are in high demand and while Emily is on leave, we want to ensure we continue to provide this support.  Therefore, we are offering up to a further 8 bespoke support days (either an assessment or training) across the 2 sub-regions of Surrey & Sussex and Kent & Medway.

To receive this extremely useful support, you must download and complete the appropriate request form below, and return to siobhan.barratt@gmail.com by Wednesday 28th January.  Museums must demonstrate how this work will support your wider collection management and care plans and/or link to Accreditation requirements. 

Take a look at our Case Studies to read more about how this support has helped museums.

 

Find out more about Preventive Conservation and the Conservation Resources Bank