Date(s) - 02/12/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mildenhall and District Museum
Deborah Walton, University of Cambridge Museums Regional Conservation Officer for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Supports work towards Accreditation standard 2.6
This practical course will cover inspection of objects, health and safety, materials and equipment. It will look at packing objects for moving and storage and what to do if an accident occurs.
By the end of the course, participants will:
- understand the reasons for care when handling and packing museum objects
- know how to assess and plan safe handling and packing for different types of objects, including large and heavy items
- have practiced handling techniques
- have explored a range of available materials
What people are saying about Handle With Care:
“Experienced trainer, useful comments and good pace, with helpful suggestions for future projects.”
“Very interesting and helpful, and I enjoyed the practical side of it. Good speaking to other museum staff too.”
“It was very useful to handle a variety of objects and pack them away successfully.”
Morning refreshments will be available but please make your own arrangements for lunch.
Please note: Due to the limited number of places available on this course, for the time being we are only able to confirm two places per museum. If you would like to request additional places, 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.
Bookings are closed for this event.