Event Details

Books, letters, photographs, parchment, postcards, watercolours and tracing paper; these are just some of the diverse paper items that are found in a collection or archive. This workshop will cover all you need to know about how to care for such objects. It will include handling, storage materials, storage enclosures, the environment and the ever controversial issue of gloves or no gloves. The day will be a combination of demonstrations, presentations and participation, giving delegates practical experience of money-saving approaches to caring for paper-based collections.

This session is suitable for all museum staff and volunteers who have to deal with, or are responsible for, paper based collections and archives. 

Your trainer, Lorraine Finch is an Accreditated Conservator: www.lfcp.co.uk.  

Refreshments will be provided on arrival but please bring your own lunch. 

Terms & Conditions:

 Full details of our programmes conditions can be found on our website. 

By booking a place on to SHARE Museums East Training Programme, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

  • That you are from an East of England museum or heritage organisation which is in the Arts Council England’s Accreditation Scheme. Where this is not applicable you acknowledge that so that we can aim to facilitate your attendance if we can. (This may involve a fee).

  • It is a condition of receiving this ACE funded training that the online evaluation sent to the email address provided at the point of booking is completed by the specified deadline. This deadline is in the email notification unless a paper evaluation is specifically requested and submitted on the day of the training session.

  • By booking a place you agree that you are booking as a representative of your organisation and should you cancel your booking without sufficient notice your organisation is responsible for paying the late cancellation fee of £50.


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