Date(s) - 07/04/2016
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The British Museum
This day offers a rare chance to go behind the scenes at the British Museum’s new state of the art collections facility, the World Conservation and Exhibition Centre. Senior staff will discuss the concept and building of the centre, and how considerations of pest management have been incorporated into the design.
Anthony Spence, Head of Collections Services, will talk through the processes involved and decisions made. Delegates will then be taken on a tour of the 4.500 m2 of storage space in the basement, followed by a guided tour of other spaces.
After lunch IPM Manager Phil Baxter will be discussing the zoning of the space between “clean” and “dirty”, and looking at the Anoxia and Thermal Chambers.
There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and to find new perspectives on their own IPM and storage issues.
Delegates are asked to arrive at 10:30 at the Information Desk in the Great Court. The day will finish around 4pm.
Morning refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch or make your own arrangements.
Please note: Due to the limited number of places available on this course, for the time being we are only able to confirm one place per museum. If you would like to request a second place, please do fill in the booking form and leave a note in the “comments” box, and we will be in touch if additional places are available closer to the date.
This event is fully booked.