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Collections Care on a Shoestring by Lorraine Finch ACR

SHARE Museums East

From: Friday 16.10.20
at 9:30am
To: Friday 16.10.20
at 11:00am



Free: East of England Accredited Museum (incl. WTA)

Free: Other heritage site in East of England

£50: All other organisations


How often do you hear ‘We don’t have the money for that’?. How often are your efforts to care for your collections thwarted by the statement ‘We can’t afford that’? In the current climate we are going to hear this more often. In the next few years, budgets are going to become more restricted and smaller. Conservation and preservation, which are already bottom of the list for funding will be squeezed even more. We are going to have to do more with less. In this session we will explore how we can do more with less. We will examine areas of collections care where we can reduce spending whilst maintaining high standards. Using case studies, we will look at initial estimates for the cost of projects and how these were reduced. In some case by almost 80%!

Event description: 

Please bring your questions and your examples to share of how you've achieved Collections Care on a Shoestring.

By the end of the session, delegates will:

• Understand the six key steps that they can take to care for their collections on a shoestring

• Understand the tools they can use

• Be able to implement these steps in their own work

• Be able to use the tools to reduce their costs

Please login 5 minutes before start time

Duration: 1.5 hours

More details will be sent out once you have registered for the event.

If you have any further questions, you may find them answered on the FAQs page.  

Terms & Conditions:

For full details of our programmes conditions, see our Terms & Conditions on the SHARE Museums East website 

By booking a place on to SHARE Museums East Training Programme, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

That you are from an East of England museum which is in Arts Council England’s Museum Accreditation Scheme. Where this is not applicable you acknowledge that SHARE will facilitate your attendance if availability permits and that your organisation will pay any fees which may apply.
It is a condition of receiving this ACE funded training that the online evaluation sent to the email address provided at the point of booking is completed by the specified deadline. This deadline is in the email notification unless a paper evaluation is specifically requested and submitted on the day of the training session.
By booking a place you agree that you are booking as a representative of your organisation and should you cancel your booking without sufficient notice your organisation is responsible for paying the late cancellation fee of £50.


This event is not run by Icon, please contact the event organiser directly on 01603 495881 or 


Icon Accredited Member, Lorraine Finch ACR, Freelancer Conservator