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Dealing with Mould

Museum Development East Midlands

From: Thursday 30.05.19
at 10:00am
To: Thursday 30.05.19
at 4:00pm

National Trust - The Workhouse


NG25 0PT



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This one-day practical workshop will provide you with the knowledge of what causes mould, how to prevent future outbreaks, and how to identify mould damaged items.

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It will look at the health hazards associated with mould and the steps you should take to reduce this risk. Delegates will gain hands on experience of how to deal with a mould outbreak, how to clean mould infected items and tips on how to deal with a mould outbreak cost-effectively. The focus is on giving you the practical skills, knowledge and confidence to treat mould damaged collections.

There will also be an opportunity to see how The Workhouse team treat mould outbreaks on site as well as gaining an understanding of the factors that cause these to occur.

The workshop will be run by Lorraine Finch; an accredited conservator with over 25 years’ experience in conservation. She works with archives and specialises in the conservation and preservation of film, sound and photography. She has been employed in national museums and libraries, and for the last 15 years has run her own business, LF Conservation and Preservation. During this time, she has seen most things that go can wrong with archives and museum objects and has been involved in putting them right. Mould figures large in this list. Lorraine has dealt with many mould outbreaks both large and small. Mould is a very common issue in museums and archives.

Please note: by signing up to an MDEM event you agree to meet our terms and conditions of training. These include letting us know if you can't attend and paying a £25 cancellation fee if you cancel with less than 24 hours notice. You can find out more information here:

Teas and coffees will be provided throughout the day. Delegates are asked to make their own lunch arrangements by either bringing a packed lunch, or there is an on-site cafe.


Lorraine Finch