Collection care: improving the care & housing of your collection 

31 January 2012 , 9am - 4pm
Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Avenue
Alexandra  , Otago 
$20 pay on the day

This will cover:                                                                                                

  • Safe handling and moving techniques
  • Safe materials to use for display and storage
  • Identify agents of deterioration – light, heat, moisture, dirt, pollution, insects and other pests
  • Preventive techniques
  • How to improve environmental concerns - how to measure and establish environmental conditions, monitoring and best equipment, issues with using heat pumps and dehumidifiers
  • Where to go for help    
  • The role of the conservator                                                                       

 Who will I meet?     

  • Tony Clarke has more than 35 years conservation experience. He attended the preventive conservation training course at the Getty Conservation Institute and has been employed as Preventive Conservator at Te Papa for the past 21 years.  Previously Tony was a book and paper conservator with the Turnbull Library in Wellington for 15 years.
  • You will also meet other museum personnel in your region – a great networking opportunity!

Who is it for?

This is an introductory level workshop which gives representatives from small museums, art galleries, heritage organisations, the arts and cultural sector, iwi organisations the opportunity to learn and ask more about collection care.

How do I sign up?

  • Please contact Sally August at Te Papa - National Services Te Paerangi or Freephone: 0508 NSTP HELP (0508 678 743)
  • Please register by Friday, 20th January 2012 
  • The cost of this workshop is $20 to be paid on the day.  

What else do I need to know?

  • Bring a pen and paper to take notes
  • Bring your lunch (morning and afternoon tea will be provided)
  • Bring a photograph and general description and physical location of your museum building
  • Please be aware that your photo may be taken during the workshop, and photos may be used for National Services Te Paerangi purposes.