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Salvage of Museum, Library and Archive Collections

University of Cambridge Museums

From: Monday 20.05.19
at 9:00am
To: Monday 20.05.19
at 4:00pm

The Fitzwilliam Museum,
Trumpington Street,



Event type: 

University of Cambridge Museums is holding a one-day introductory workshop on salvaging museum, library and archive collections. 

Event description: 

This practical course gives an opportunity to try out salvage techniques on a range of materials, and culminates in a mini-disaster scenario for course participants to tackle. The aim of the course is to give participants confidence in managing an incident affecting collections.

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

Topics covered include preparing a salvage operation, setting up a triage point, moving damaged items and first-aid for a wide range of materials. Risks of re-entry into damaged collection areas and health and safety aspects of salvage operations are also discussed.

The number of places is limited, and booking is essential.


Sophie Rowe, Conservator, University of Cambridge Museums and Helena Rodwell, Assistant Conservator (Collections Care), The Fitzwilliam Museum

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Image, University of Cambridge Museums