A hands on introduction to object handling and moving in museums. Open to NWFed individual members and staff from NWFed member museums only. PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT – LOOK OUT FOR MORE MUSEUMS BASICS EVENTS COMING SOON
Join us at Lancashire’s specialist Conservation Studios in Preston, on Tuesday 7th March 2023 from 10am – 1pm, with conservators Jenny Truran and Mike Bowles for a hands on introduction to object handling and moving. By the end of the session, you will be able to confidently and safely assess, handle and pack a wide range of museum objects from photographs to ceramics, textiles to paintings. You’ll also know how to safely pack, unpack and hang a painting. The training is limited to a small group of 12 participants.
You will go away with practical knowledge and experience that you can put into practice straight away, and examples of risk assessments and method statements for future reference. All materials and equipment will be provided.
The half-day course is aimed at volunteers and professionals new to the sector, as well as anyone who needs a refresher. It is open to NWFed individual members and staff from NWFed member museums only. Find out how to join NWFed from just £12 a year here.
Lancashire Conservation Studios offers a comprehensive range of services for the care and interpretation of cultural heritage with specialists on site in conservation, curation, collection management and design. The studios offer specialist support in the care of easel paintings, sculpture, natural history, decorative arts and objects.
The Studios are located in central Preston, a 25 minute walk from Preston Railway Station and a 10 minute walk from Preston Bus Station. It is also easily accessible by car with free parking on site. Full travel information will be provided for all delegates.
Access information: The Conservation Studios are fully accessible with a lift to the upper level, accessible toilets on both floors, and a hearing loop in meeting rooms. Parking for D/disabled people is available. If you have any particular access needs, please contact us at email@example.com to let us know how we can help.
Tickets are subsidised by NWFed and cost £15 per person. Places are limited to 12, so early booking is recommended.
IF YOU FIND YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE LET US KNOW IN GOOD TIME AS WE EXPECT TO HAVE A RESERVE LIST FOR THIS EVENT.
Previous Museum Basics delegates have said:
“Museum Basics Course – professional, informative and valuable.“
Siobahn Wordingham, Volunteer, West Kirkby Museum
“Participating in this training was a great way to gain expert advice and hands-on experience for advancing my career – what set this course apart from some other training opportunities was connecting with emerging talent and industry leading professionals who share my passion for championing North West Heritage and culture.“
Adam Duckworth, Demonstrator, National Museums Liverpool
The location is Lancashire Conservation Studios, St Mary’s Street, Preston PR1 5LN.