Care of Metals
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery will be displaying the British Museum’s ‘Hoards: a hidden history of ancient Britain’ exhibition from Saturday 13th April to Sunday 16th June. Alongside finds from the British Museum and Salisbury Museum, they will also be displaying hoards from Derbyshire and the Peak District including additional material from Beeston Tor.
This training session forms part of a programme of activities linked to this exciting exhibition and will explore how to care for, handle and display metal objects including coins.
Topics covered will include providing optimum environmental conditions, safe handling and packing, display techniques, cleaning and housekeeping.
The training is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be led by Anita Hollinshead, Regional Collections Adviser for MDEM and will consist of a mixture of presentations, practical activities and informal discussions. All participants will receive a pack of additional information and handouts. The course is suitable for staff and volunteers who are new to this area of collections care or those who would just like to refresh their knowledge.
Who is this day for?
The course is suitable for staff and volunteers who are new to this area of collections care or those who would just like to refresh their knowledge.
Please note: by signing upto 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: http://bit.ly/2D53lKA
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 are many cafes locally.
As this is an event run in partnership with MDEM, Buxton Museum and HLF funding all delegates who work or volunteer in a heritage sector within England are eligible to attend. If the course is oversubscribed then we may need to limit spaces to one per an organisation and to prioritise those attending from the East Midlands.