Conservation Basics

Event Date:15 March 2021 1:00 pm — 15 March 2021 3:00pm

What’s the best way to care for museum collections?  How can we safely handle museum objects?  What cleaning can we do – and when should we call in the experts?

This online workshop with Charlotte Tomlin from Spencer & Fry will look at both the theory and practice of caring for historic objects.  During the first part of the workshop, there will be a chance to look at the risks to different types of museum collection and to understand how to reduce and manage those risks.

Then, in the second part of the workshop, Charlotte will give a practical demonstration of handling and cleaning techniques that you can use in your own museum.  She will talk through the advantages and disadvantages of different items of equipment and give advice on when to call in the professionals.  There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask questions as part of this friendly and informal workshop.

This training is aimed at those working or volunteering in museums across the south east, who would benefit from an introduction to, or a refresher on, object handling, cleaning and care.

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.

Sign up to the event here:

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