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Salvage of Museum, Library and Archive Collections

From: Monday 27.11.17
at 10:00am
To: Monday 27.11.17
at 5:00pm

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 

Event description: 

University of Cambridge Museums is holding a hands-on introductory workshop on procedures in salvaging museum, library and archive collections. It will cover topics such as preparing the salvage operation, setting up a triage point, moving damaged items and first-aid for a wide range of materials. The course will also discuss risks of re-entry into damaged collection areas and health and safety aspects of salvage operations. 

This practical course is suitable for anyone who might be involved in salvaging museum, library and archive collections in an emergency, including non-specialists.

The number of places is limited, and booking is essential.  For further information about the course or any other enquiries please email.

Course Leaders: Sophie Rowe, Conservator, The Polar Museum
Helena Rodwell, Assistant Conservator (Collections Care), The Fitzwilliam Museum

Booking and Payment

The cost of this one-day workshop is £100.  Morning and afternoon tea and coffee, and lunch are provided.

Terms and conditions for refunds.