National Museums Scotland Knowledge Exchange - Object Handling
Thursday, 11 October 2012 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)
Greenock, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Museum objects are at high risk of accidental damage when they are being handled or moved. Damage caused by handling can also be cumulative and not immediately apparent to the user. It is therefore important to know how to handle all objects in the correct and most appropriate way.
This workshop will share National Museums Scotland Object Handling guidelines and offer advice on best practice. It will cover the majority of object types and will offer guidance on when to consult a specialist. It should assist participants in minimising damage to their collections through handling and will suggest how professionals can implement good procedures through advance preparation, object labelling, use of safety equipment and producing a local policy for Object Handling.
The day will concentrate on offering practical advice, sharing good practice through case studies and demonstrations, and providing information on sources and networks for further advice. There will be time throughout the day to meet colleagues and share information.
Please visit www.nms.ac.uk/training for full course details
Who is this programme for?
Participants can be from any type of collecting organisation, however the course is aimed primarily at museum and gallery professionals in Scotland. Our aim is to support the development of curatorial confidence across Scotland and ensure good dialogue between the National Museums and the wider sector.
These events are provided free of charge. Participants will require to meet their own travel and subsistence costs. Full details and criteria are available at www.nms.ac.uk/training
Places on these courses are limited. Filling in this form will register your interest in the course and you will receive an email approximately 3 weeks before the course date confirming your place.
When & Where
National Museums Scotland
National Museums Scotland’s National and International Partnerships Department supports museums throughout Scotland and internationally through loans, touring exhibitions, advice, an extensive Knowledge Exchange Programme, and the administration of the National Fund for Acquisitions.
To find out more about our partnership activity visit our webpage: http://www.nms.ac.uk/making_connections.aspx