This one-day practical workshop will provide you with the knowledge of what causes mould, how to prevent future outbreaks, and how to identify mould damaged items. It will look at the health hazards associated with mould and the steps you should take to reduce this risk. Delegates will gain hands on experience of how to deal with a mould outbreak, how to clean mould infected items and tips on how to deal with a mould outbreak cost-effectively. The focus is on giving you the practical skills, knowledge and confidence to treat mould damaged collections.
There will also be an opportunity to see how The Workhouse team treat mould outbreaks on site as well as gaining an understanding of the factors that cause these to occur.
The workshop will be run by Lorraine Finch; an accredited conservator with over 25 years’ experience in conservation. She works with archives and specialises in the conservation and preservation of film, sound and photography. She has been employed in national museums and libraries, and for the last 15 years has run her own business, LF Conservation and Preservation. During this time, she has seen most things that go can wrong with archives and museum objects and has been involved in putting them right. Mould figures large in this list. Lorraine has dealt with many mould outbreaks both large and small. Mould is a very common issue in museums and archives.
Please note: by signing up to 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 is an on-site cafe.
The day will begin with an introduction to collections care including creating the best possible museum environment and collections standards.
This will be followed by presentations, practical activities and informal discussions exploring how to handle, pack and move museum objects safely to minimise the risk of damaging collections and injuring museum staff, volunteers and visitors.
Delegates will learn about potential hazards in collections, protective clothing and equipment and how to choose the most appropriate materials for packing, storage and display purposes.
There will also be a tour of the Barrow Hill collections store.
Please feel free to bring along your own packing dilemmas if you would like to discuss them!
The training will be led by Anita Hollinshead, Regional Collections Adviser for MDEM. All participants will receive a pack of additional information and handouts. .
Who is this day for?
The course is suitable for staff and volunteers who are new to the area of collections care or 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.
To book your place, please click register.
This one day practical training course will help organisations to improve their emergency preparedness, by using multiple case studies and practical experiences to highlight key components for successful disaster response. The content is applicable for organisations who have yet to write a plan, in highlighting key content for Accreditation and best practice, but also for those who already have a plan to identify areas for improvement.
The day will also cover key elements of salvage techniques for dealing with damaged objects and provide blueprints for extending the training within attendees’ organisations.
The timetable for the day will be:
9.30am Registration and coffee
10.00am Introduction: aims and objectives
10.15am Emergency Planning Essentials – definitions, emergency teams, scope
11.45am Effective incident response
12.30pm Emergency plans – key documents checklist. Emergency teams, disaster kit contents, priority lists, floor plans and other key documents
1.45pm Salvage – tactics and methods, including practical exercise
3.15pm Managing major incidents
If your organisation already has an Emergency Plan, then please bring it along.
The workshop will be led by Emma Dadson from Harwell Restoration, Emma has 20 years of experience in disaster recovery and emergency planning as manager of Harwell’s Priority User Service. Emma has been named the ‘Business Continuity Consultant of the Year’ at the Business Continuity Awards in 2007 and 2014 and is a previous Chair of the British Damage Management Association. She is an accredited Disaster Recovery Technician, Specialist Restorer and Honorary Fellow of the BDMA and author of ‘Emergency Planning and Response for Libraries, Archives and Museums’ (Facet Publishing).
Teas and coffees will be provided throughout the day but delegates are asked to make their own lunch arrangements by bringing a packed lunch or purchasing lunch locally. There is a café on site.
To book your place, please click here.
Handling and using objects with schools
@ The Collection, Lincoln
August 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Organised in partnership with the Sandford Cascade Project this workshop gives practical advice on engaging and innovative ways of inspiring children with your objects and how to encourage questioning and discovery-based learning.
- Learn about the principles and benefits of object based/hands on learning and how it can engage different learning styles
- Receive advice on guidelines for ‘best practice’ when introducing and handling real artefacts with children
- Observe and discuss ways of incorporating artefacts into their own learning sessions in ways which pupils will find exciting and engaging
- Receive tips on how to develop skills such as observation, questioning, prediction, weighing of evidence and justifying proposals with pupils
The workshop will be led by Mary Sibson and Dr Erik Grigg. Mary is the Museum Learning Officer for Creative Learning Services (CLS) at Leicestershire County Council (LCC). CLS offer a subscription service for schools incorporating library services, resource boxes, artworks and learning at LCCs museums. Erik is the Learning Officer for Lincolnshire County Council’s heritage service which includes The Collection where learning workshop activities include handling original and replica artefacts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages to the Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras.
|Who is this event for?|
|This workshop is aimed at paid staff and volunteers involved in delivering learning programmes at their museum or heritage site.|
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