About the Day
This is a comprehensive session to help you with all aspects of labelling and marking a wide range museum objects from photographs to costume, steam engines to hairdryers. The day will be a mix of talks, discussions and practical activities. Handouts will be provided for each delegate. There will be an opportunity to purchase or order labelling and marking kits, at cost, on the day.
Who should attend?
Volunteers and paid staff who work with any sort of museum collection who would like to learn how to mark or label a range of museum objects
What will you learn?
You will learn the main methods of marking and labelling objects, how to choose an appropriate method for different types of objects and how to apply it safely. You will also learn where to buy materials for marking and labelling
How does this session relate to Arts Council England’s Accreditation Standard?
The course supports the following Requirement of the Accreditation Standard:
2.7 Documentation Procedures – Accredited museums must have a Documentation Procedural Manual which sets out how they apply the primary SPECTRUM procedures. Labelling and marking is one of these. Good labelling and marking is fundamental to managing your collection to Accreditation standards.
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 the museums in the region.