An Introduction to Collections Care

South West Museum Skills Programme

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 from 10:30 to 16:30 (BST)

Taunton, United Kingdom

An Introduction to Collections Care

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Introduction

This is a comprehensive introductory session to help you with all aspects of caring for your collection. The day will be a mix of lectures, discussions and desk-based activities. Handouts will be provided for each delegate.

 

Who should attend?

Volunteers and paid staff who work with any sort of museum collection who would like to learn the basics of caring for objects.

 

What will you learn?

You will know the main risks facing objects in museums, how items should be handled, stored and displayed as well as simple ways to improve conditions.

You will also learn how to plan collection care, monitor the environment and safeguard against pests.

 

You are welcome to bring problem items (or photos) for discussion.

 

Session Leader

Helena Jaeschke, ACR, is an accredited objects conservator who trained in archaeological conservation.  As the Conservation Development Officer for the South West, she provides free advice and support for all the museums in the region.

 

The South West Museum Skills programme is delivered by the South West Federation on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, funded by Arts Council England.

 
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When & Where


The Museum of Somerset
Taunton Castle
Castle Green
TA1 4AA Taunton
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 from 10:30 to 16:30 (BST)


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Organiser

South West Museum Skills Programme

The South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries is the 'voice' of museums and art galleries across the South West of England.

As an independent membership based organisation, we have supported the region's museums and art galleries and the people that work in them - for over 80 years!

We deliver the South West Museum Skills programme on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, which is funded through Arts Council England.

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