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From: Wednesday 14.03.18
at 10:30am
To: Wednesday 14.03.18
at 3:30pm

Risk Assessment for Collections Care

Learn how risk management can be used for collections care


Augustine United Church

41 George IV Bridge



The workshop will be run twice, so attendees should sign up either for the morning or the afternoon.

Morning session: 10.30-12.30 with registration and coffee from 10.00 and lunch provided from 12.30-13.30. Book here for morning session.

Afternoon session: 13.30-15.30 with registration and lunch from 12.30-13.30. Book here for afternoon session.

This workshop will show how risk management approaches can be used to inform and support collection care decisions, including conservation treatments, preservation policies and loan requests, and will provide practical advice on using and developing these methods.

The workshop will be delivered by Dr Paul Garside.

Dr Paul Garside studied chemistry at the University of Southampton, where he remained to carry out PhD research investigating the properties of natural polymer fibres (awarded 2002). After working at the Textile Conservation Centre as Research Fellow in Conservation Science, he joined the British Library as Conservation Scientist in 2009. He manages scientific analysis and identification of materials, assessment of long-term properties and environmental responses, and development of risk management strategies for collection items and projects.

12 places available for each session Ticket cost £10. Ticket price includes lunch, coffee and tea.

Sales go live on 10 January and close on 13 March at 5.00pm, or whenever the event sells out.

Refund policy: Refunds will be given up to 30 days before the event

Questions about this event can be emailed to Isobel Griffin (