Getting Showcases that Work, The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum

Event Date:22 January 2020 10:00 am — 22 January 2020 4:00pm

The Kincaid Gallery
The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
Peninsula Barracks
Romsey Road
SO23 8TS

Tel. 01962 828549

Display cases are a huge investment for museums. They help make your collections accessible to the public, while protecting against potential hazards.

Are you in process of purchasing new showcases? Are your existing cases supporting the conservation needs of your objects effectively?

This 1-day training session, led by Dr David Thickett of English Heritage, will walk you through some of the main factors to consider when selecting or working with display cases.

  • How can showcases support conservation?
  • What showcase materials work best with your collection?
  • Why are leak testing and air exchange rates important?
  • What steps do you take when procuring new showcases?
  • How can you improve your existing display cases?

Participants are welcome to submit questions for the tutor in advance.   Please email your questions to by 9 January 2020.

Book your place here.

The Trainer: David Thickett

David Thickett has a degree in natural sciences, PhD in archaeological conservation and chemistry and has worked for two years in industrial ceramics research. He joined the British Museum in 1990, specialising in preventive conservation and inorganic materials conservation research. He then joined English Heritage in 2003 as senior conservation scientist, mainly researching preventive conservation.

Having spent almost 30 years procuring and testing showcases he is an assistant co-ordinator of the ICOM-CC Metals Working Group, and an ex co-ordinator of the Preventive Conservation Working Group. He sits as a UK expert to the European Standards CENTC 346 (conservation standards) and is a directory board member of the Infra-red and Raman Users Group.


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