Back to Basics: ‘How to care for and conserve collections’

Event Date:29 June 2021 10:00 am — 29 June 2021 12:00pm

Collections Care and Conservation are essential for the preservation of your collections and Accreditation. The core of good Collections Care practice is an understanding of the risks to your collections and how to manage them, and this is the focus of the session.  The virtual training session will cover risks from the ten agents of deterioration, discuss what you can do to manage these risks in accordance with best practice and crucially when you should seek professional conservation guidance.

Please join Sophia Oelman, Preventive Conservator with Spencer & Fry, for a Zoom training session on Collections Care and Conservation.

This session will link to another training session, on 5th July, that looks at these Collections Care ideas and practices in the context of Benchmarking, Accreditation and Effective Conservation Planning.

Useful links/resources:

Arts Council: Accreditation_Guidance_Mar_2019_0.pdf (

Collections Trust:


Please note: this event is being run by South East Museum Development. Therefore places are only available to organisations in the South East region. By signing up to the training you agree to adhere to our terms and conditions, including completing the post session evaluation.

By booking a place on to a South East Museum Development training event, you are agreeing to the following :

  • 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.
  • It is a condition of receiving the training provided without charge that the evaluation form is completed by the specified deadline in the email notification, unless a paper evaluation is specifically provided on the day of the training session for completion before the end of the session.

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