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Symposium on Storage Moves and Store-based Projects

Icon Collections Care and Icon Ethnography Group

From: Saturday 23.11.19
at 11:00am
To: Saturday 23.11.19
at 5:15pm

UCL Institute of Archaeology 31-34 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PY, London, at the Archaeology Lecture Theatre (G6)



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The Icon Ethnography Group and Collections Care Group are delighted to present a one-day symposium on storage moves and store-based projects.

Event description: 

Over the past few years, a number of UK-based museum organisations have embarked on storage moves and associated projects, alongside which the interests and appetite for knowledge exchange on the subject has seen an increase among our membership.

We are delighted to present an exciting programme of talks which will explore topics such as planning and implementation of collections move projects at both, large national institutions and small local museums. Talks will also evaluate the performance of storage facilities, newly built and refurbished, as well as covering practical aspects of preparing specific types of collections for transit and storage.

We will hear from different viewpoints, ranging from a manger’s perspective, from conservators embedded in large project teams to individuals working on their own or in small teams. Speakers will share their knowledge and experiences by evaluating past and current storage or collections move projects, and offering valuable “lessons learned” and recommendations for future projects.

This symposium is co-organised by the Research Network “Conservation and Development” (Institute of Archaeology, UCL), the ICON Ethnography Group and the ICON Care of Collections Group.

Event details

Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019

Time: 11.00-17.15

Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6 on the ground floor of the Institute of Archaeology (IoA), University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 0PY.

Costs:  The event will be free of charge. Lunch will NOT be provided but the afternoon tea-break will be catered for.

Full programme available at Eventbrite