AIM Member Workshops: An introduction to collections care

Why don’t objects last for ever? Why does it matter where watercolours are displayed? Why is it necessary to wear gloves to handle objects? If you have ever wondered why collections care matters – or even what it is – then this is the workshop for you.

Workshop Tutor, Jane Thompson Webb, will show you what the main agents of decay are and how they can damage objects. You will also be offered a range of practical strategies to help ensure that your collections will be accessible now and in the future.

Each workshop runs from 10am – 4.30pm and delegate packs with useful conservation items and lunch/refreshments will be provided.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to spot the causes of damage in their own collections and introduce monitoring and/or mitigation strategies.

Taking part in collections care workshops is also a lot of fun and a great opportunity to get up close to some interesting objects!

If you work or volunteer in a museum, this workshop will give you a greater understanding of caring for your collections, why objects deteriorate and what practical steps you can take to limit damage.

This is a free workshop for AIM members, funded by The Pilgrim Trust

Booking early is advisable with 20 places available at each workshop.

For further information, please contact:

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Dates and Venues

     Firing Line, Cardiff Castle (CARDIFF) – Friday 27th March

The Interpretation Centre, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 2RB

National Football Museum (MANCHESTER) – Thursday 9th April

Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Todd Street, Manchester M4 3BG

Derby Museum & Art Gallery (DERBY) – Monday 13th April

The Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS

The Quilt Museum and Gallery (YORK) – Thursday 16th April

St Anthonys Hall, Peasholme Green, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7PW

The Black Watch Castle and Museum  (PERTH – SCOTLAND) – Friday 24th April

Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, Perth PH1 5HR

Download: AIM Members Conservation Workshops Information



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