Date(s) - 20/03/2014
10:00 am - 4:15 pm
Stockwood Discovery Centre
The Rural Museums East network
This exciting hands-on session, created and delivered by the Rural Museums East Network, is ideal for anyone with an interest in timber and items made from it, including staff who manage, or aspire to manage collections, technicians/conservators, and those working with wooden items in their museum.
The course will cover terminology, conservation and storage, identification of common timber types, as well as a look at some less common types. There will also be specific information on items such as wooden wheels and joints, and discussion of how to apply your knowledge to your collections.
By the end of the course participants will have
- acquired a common and shared terminology for talking about wood
- learnt deductive techniques for identifying different timber types
- handled a variety of wooden objects
- gained confidence in dealing with wood-based enquiries and identifying accessions
- added to their best practice knowledge of the conservation and storage of wooden artefacts
- increased their understanding of the stages in the making of a wooden wheel
Participants are encouraged to bring wooden objects or woodworking tools from their collections or homes for identification and discussion.
Morning refreshments will be provided, but please make your own arrangements for lunch.
Bookings are closed for this event.