Winter 2020 Workshops


Dates: March 18-19, 2020; 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Location: MANL Office/Training Centre; 200 Military Road. St. John's, NL.

During this two day workshop participants will learn about collections management policies and procedures and skills required to manage museum collections. This course explores topics on public trust and museum collections, acquisitions, registration, cataloguing and records management. This course will also provide an introduction to collections care, handling and storage as well as collections access and security.

This workshop is one of the core courses for the Museum Studies Certificate Program.

Instructor: Paula French, Private Conservator

Enrolment Limits: Maximum of 20

Registration Fees: $130 for MANL members, $155 for non-members

If you would like to register for this workshop or have any questions, please call us at (709) 722-9034 or email

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



CCI Workshop 2019

The Canadian Conservation Institute Workshop
Products Used for Display, Storage and Transportation
Dates: June 19-20, 2019
Instructors: Jean Tétreault and Monique Benoit

An Elective Course for MANL's Museums Studies Certificate Program

Co-Sponsored by:
The Association of Newfoundland & Labrador Archives and the Museum Association of Newfoundland & Labrador

This workshop provides an overview of products commonly used for mounting, displaying and storing museum objects. Products covered include woods, papers, paints, plastics, textiles, etc. The use of silica gel and sorbents is discussed, and spot tests to identify some products are demonstrated. Options to avoid problems related to off-gassing or staining are provided. Participants are invited to bring samples for discussion.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• understand the interactions between products and objects
• select products that are suitable for use in museums or archives
• understand the properties of many types of products available on the market
• verify information or test products for compatibility with objects

• Principles of interaction between object and products
• Wood products (including panels, cardboards and papers)
• Coatings (including paints, varnishes and stains)
• Textiles
• Plastics (including sheets, boxes, panels, foams, gaskets, adhesives and sealants)
• Silica gel and pollutant sorbents
• Spot tests
• Internet search

Registration: ANLA/MANL members $180
Non-members: $205
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Location: Basilica Parish Conference Room, 200 Military Road (next to the Basilica)
Parking is available in the Basilica parking lot. Lunch, nutrition break snacks and beverages provided.

To register or for travel bursary information, please contact MANL.