Care of Metals
Many museums have metals in their collections, whether that is social history objects, decorative arts, handling objects or other elements. This one day course will provide an overview of the care and preservation of metal objects. It will be a mixture of lectures and workshops, led by the team at the University of Lincoln in their conservation and science labs.
Throughout the day delegates will be introduced to the chemical and physical deterioration of different types of metals, with a focus on environmental conditions. This will then be followed by how to handle and package metals and a workshop on cleaning and basic care.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for delegates from museums with metal in their collections. No prior knowledge is needed.
This training event is run in partnership between Museum Development East midlands and the University of Lincoln. The sessions will be led by conservation specialists Dr Lynda Skipper, Dr Cathy Daly and Dr Melina Smirniou.
Teas and coffees will be provided through, but we ask delegates to make their own lunch arrangements.
Please note spaces will be prioritised for delegates attending from accredited museums or those working towards accreditation. By signing up to this training you are agreeing to adhere to the MDEM terms and conditions
To book your place, please click here.