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Storage Moves: A Case Study
Tue 4 April 2017, 09:30 – 13:00 BST
Outline of the Day
The aim of this skills sharing day is to introduce participants to a case study for the safe storage and handling of ceramic objects as part of an emergency decant.
The skills sharing day is for people working or volunteering within the museum and heritage sector who would like to develop knowledge of ways to approach an emergency storage move.
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 the following are not eligible to apply for this training:
students / those on study placements
those working or volunteering at the British Museum
These courses are proving extremely popular, and places are therefore limited to:
a maximum of two places per organisation for one skills sharing session.
a maximum of three sessions per individual, per year.
We encourage you to share your learning with colleagues in your workplace so that we can all achieve the maximum impact from these sessions.
Programme of events:
09.30 Arrive at the British Museum
09.45 Collection from the Info Desk in the Great Court
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Introductions
10:15 – 11:15 Introduction to 1-1a Montague Street project
Planning for an emergency decant.
Processes for the packing and moving of objects.
11:15 – 11:45 Break
11.45 – 12:45 Visit to see the new store and questions
By the end of the day participants will:
Have knowledge of a case study for an emergency decant.
Have an understanding of the positives and negatives of moving a collection in this way.
Have knowledge of what it is like to work as part of a collections move team.
There are a number of travel bursaries available for each skills sharing session. Bursaries are subject to availability and must be requested as soon as possible, no later than 2 weeks before the date of the session. If you wish to apply please email UKPartnerships@britishmuseum.org
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.