Collection handling and labelling 

Thursday 9 August 2012 , 10am-4pm
Ferrymead Heritage Park, Friendly Societies Lodge Hall, 50 Ferrymead Park Drive
Christchurch  , Canterbury 
$10 pay on the day

Contents of the workshop

  • Safe handling and moving techniques
  • Rationale for applying identification numbers to museum objects
  • Materials to use and various methods of labelling
  • Practice labelling on three different objects of your choice.

 Who will I meet?

  • Sasha Stollman has more than 30 years objects conservation experience. She has been employed as Conservator, responsible for the preservation of all collections at Canterbury Museum for the past 17 years.
  • Lynn Campbell runs her own conservation business. Previously she worked as the paper conservator at the Christchurch Art Gallery for 26 years. Lynn is also an ATTTO assessor and runs the Canterbury Disaster Salvage Team.

Additional information

  • Bring three objects from your home made of different materials to practice labelling. Objects can be made of glass, paper, wood, metal, plastic, fabric, leather, ceramic or any other material that relates to objects in your museum collection
  • Bring your own lunch (morning and afternoon tea will be provided)
  • The workshop covers part of Unit Standard 20542 of ATTTO’s Museum Practice Qualification: Demonstrate knowledge and skills of museum collection maintenance


  • Free entry to Ferrymead Heritage Park
  • Complimentary ride on the tram during your lunch break
  • At the end of the workshop you can purchase a labelling kit (value $30) for use in your own museum for just $10. There will be one kit per museum available at the reduced price.

To register

Please register by 1 August by return email to or call Eva on her mobile phone: 021 414 558

This workshop is offered to you by Canterbury Museum, in partnership with National Services Te Paerangi.