Salvage of Museum, Library and Archive Collections Course

Monday, 27 November, 2017
Place: 
Cambridge

Salvage of Museum, Library and Archive Collections
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Cost: £100

Course Leaders:
Sophie Rowe, Conservator, The Polar Museum
Helena Rodwell, Assistant Conservator (Collections Care), The Fitzwilliam Museum

University of Cambridge Museums is holding a hands-on introductory workshop on procedures in salvaging museum, library and archive collections. It will cover topics such as preparing the salvage operation, setting up a triage point, moving damaged items and first-aid for a wide range of materials. The course will also discuss risks of re-entry into damaged collection areas and health and safety aspects of salvage operations.

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

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

For further information about the course, please visit
http://www.museums.cam.ac.uk/salvage-of-museum-library-and-archive-colle...