Outline of the Day
The aim of this skills sharing day is to introduce participants to a selection of creative and effective solutions for the safe storage and handling of objects.
The skills sharing day is for people working and volunteering within the museum and heritage sector who would like to develop a knowledge and understanding of the various methods that can be used to safely store objects.
This is a practical session and all participants will be required to use cutting tools when constructing storage solutions.
The British Museum’s National Partnerships skills sharing activity is grant funded to allow us to offer free training for museum staff for non-commercial use. These sessions are available only to those working in a paid or volunteer role in museums, galleries and heritage organisations with collections. We regret that students, independent consultants and conservation studios are not eligible to apply for this training.
Programme of events:
09.00 Arrive at British Museum
09.15 Collection from Info desk in Great Court
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and Introductions
09:40 – 10:10 Introduction to Object Storage Solutions
Why objects need storage solutions and what materials are available.
10:10 – 10:30 Break
10.30 – 11:00 Introduction to Storage Solutions
Demonstration of various storage solutions and their uses.
11:00 – 13:00 Practical Session
Introduction to Correx tray making.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Practical Session
Identifying suitable storage solutions for objects and creating them.
16:00 - Finish
By the end of the day participants will:
Understand the principles of good object storage.
Have an awareness of the various materials available for storage and their uses.
Have had practical experience of Correx tray construction.
Have had practical experience creating effective storage solutions for objects.
Travel bursary: There are a number of travel bursaries available for each skills sharing session. If you wish to apply please complete the relevant section on the booking form on registering and email UKPartnerships@britishmuseum.org.
Bursaries are subject to availability and must be requested as soon as possible but no later than 2 weeks before the date of the session.
This skills sharing session is part of the British Museum’s National Partnerships skills sharing activity, and has been made possible through the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.