Alcohol Specimen Conservation Training

Event Date:5 March 2020 10:00 am — 6 March 2020 4:00pm

Training Outcomes:The Beaney

Participants will learn the basics of understanding the biomechanics of fluid preservation, including how to re-hydrate dried-out material., mounting specimens in jars using thread, mounting softer specimens using the celloidin technique, sealing display jars, cutting glass and drilling holes through them, grinding glass and removing spalls (chips) from jar edges, along with other methodologies relating to handling and repairing specimens.

This is a hands on course which requires you to inform the trainer of any allergies – please see the note below.

Location: Learning Lab, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA

Duration: 2 days

Dates: Thursday 5th March 2020 and Friday 6th March 2020, 10:00 – 16:00 both dates

Trainer: Simon Moore

Cost: £75.00. Lunch is included (please advise of any dietary requirements)

Book: Please contact Grace Conium [] to secure a place.

Funding: SEMD is able to offer full funding (£75 per person) for 2 x places for team members from South East Museums if the cost proves a barrier. Please contact our Assistant Manager in the first instance to apply outlining why the funding would be required, at

Other information: 

  • Please provide your own lab coat.
  • Please advise of any allergies such as formalin vapour, solvent ether fumes, alcohol.

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