Preventive Conservation Workshop

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Saturday and Sunday, 23 - 24 May 2015; 9:00 – 4:00
15 Hallett Crescent, Suite 201
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

In this workshop participants will explore the basic principles of conservation within the context of a museum setting to develop an understanding of the museum's responsibility in developing priorities for collections care. They will learn about the common causes of damage to artifacts, develop skills in preventive conservation both in a storage and exhibit environment and the use of environmental monitoring equipment. Other topics include conservation condition reports and the ethics of restoration and conservation. This workshop will include:
• lectures and discussions
• hands-on demonstrations and exercises in handling and storage of a variety of museum artifacts • a review of conservation condition reporting.

Instructor: Miki Lee, Conservator
Enrollment Limits: Maximum of 15
Registration fees: $70 for MANL members, $95 for non-members Registration Deadline: May 21, 2015

Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds. Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.

*Staff, Volunteers and Board Members of the museum qualify as MANL members.