Friday, June 24, 2016

Is your collection killing you?

Is your collection killing you?
Which items in your collection are toxic, dangerous and even potentially fatal?
After years of working in museums and collections, in Australia and overseas, Victoria and Andrew Pearce have identified a wide range of items, which are toxic, dangerous and even potentially fatal.
Qualified conservators, will cover off the identification and handling risks of items pre-existing in collection stores or presented by donors.

This workshop is designed to provide specialist knowledge of the material science of collections (what things are made from) and how to identify risk. The workshop covers many commonplace items like toxic paints, plastics and heavy metals, and is designed for staff and volunteers in small museums and mixed collections. This is an advanced course for managers, intake officers and staff who need to handle collection items, particularly if your institution does not have a conservation lab on site.

Location: National Film and Sound Archive conference room
Date: 11th and 12th July
Time: 9-5
Participant cost is $630+ GST per person and includes digital reference reading brick.

To book: There are limited places so call Endangered Heritage Pty LTD (02) 62828386