Public seminar: protecting your treasures at home 

Thursday 22 March , 6.30pm-7.30pm
Level 4 Classroom (enter via Tangata o le Moana), Te Papa, Cable Street
Wellington  , Wellington 
Free to attend

Friends of Te Papa and National Services Te Paerangi, with the generous support of EQC, present this free public seminar on how to minimise risk to your treasures at home and protect them in the event of a natural disaster.


Meet Vicki Humphrey

Vicki is Head of Conservation at the National Museum of Australia.   Vicki has worked in heritage conservation for over 25 years.  After completing her training in Library and Archive Conservation at Camberwell School of Art and Crafts in Britain, Vicki set up a conservation unit at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.   In 2003, Vicki became the Head of Conservation at the British Library.  Since leaving Britain, Vicki has provided consultancy services to a number of organisations, including the National Library of New Zealand and the Alexander Turnbull Library. 

In 2011, Vicki took up the role of Head of Conservation at the National Museum of Australia, and became the Vice President of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM).  She has an International Certificate in Risk Management from Britain and runs workshops on risk management for collecting organisations.   

This seminar will cover:

  • Ways to manage risks to collections in private ownership
  • Likelihood and consequences of incidents that could threaten your treasures
  • Understanding how you can care for your treasures
  • Treating risks to your collections – what are the costs and benefits?
  • Prioritising treatments – what could you do first?

Please register to attend with Friends of Te Papa -