British Museum Collections Care Skills Sharing Programme

The National Programmes team has been working with colleagues at the British Museum to create and deliver a new range of free collections care skills sharing programmes.

These programmes are an expansion of the British Museum’s skills sharing and partnerships activity and have been made possible through the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

These sessions are the beginning of a programme of activity lasting 3 years, with new sessions being added next year, which will range from general collections care skills to skills specific to collection types and materials.

The training is available for paid museum staff or volunteers working in museums. To enable the sessions to be responsive, delegate numbers have been kept low in many of the sessions, therefore there is a maximum booking of two people per session from one organisation. It is envisaged that training sessions will be repeated at other dates. 

The British Museum will also provide a limited number of travel bursaries per session to enable people to travel to these sessions.

Headline detail is below for the sessions currently available but further information and the booking system can be accessed under the ‘Live Events’ tab at this linkThe Eventbrite page will be updated with new opportunities throughout the year.   


September 2016

Heavy Object Collections Care: Introduction
Wednesday 14 September 2016
Course duration – one-day
Timings – 9.30am – 4.00pm (with one hour lunch break 1 – 2pm)
Number of delegates – 8 spaces
Location –WCEC, British Museum

Textile Collections Care Introduction: Handling and Storage
Trainers Helen Wolfe, Collections Manager: Textiles and Imogen Laing, Assistant Collections Manager: Storage and Moves
Date – Wednesday  21 September 2016
Course duration – one day
Timings – 9.15am  – 4.30pm (with one hour lunch break 1 – 2pm)
Number of delegates – 8 spaces
Location – Textiles Centre, Blythe House, London

Integrated Pest Management  Introduction
Trainers Phil Baxter, Integrated Pest Management Manager
Date –22 September 2016
Course duration – one day
Timings – 9.30am  – 4.00pm (with one hour lunch break 1 – 2pm)
Number of delegates – 10 spaces
Location –WCEC,  British Museum

Money and Medals Collections Care: Introduction
Trainers Henry Flynn,  Assistant Collections Manager: Care and Access, Ben Alsop, Assistant Collections Manager: Care and Access,  Tanya Szrajber, Head of Documentation  and Pippa Pearce, Conservator: Ceramics, Glass and Metals
Date – Thursday  29 September 2016
Course duration – one day
Timings – 9.30am  – 4.30pm (with one hour lunch break 1 – 2pm)
Number of delegates – 18 spaces
Location – WCEC,  British Museum


October 2016

Storage Solutions
Trainers Elaine Hunter, Collections Manager: Storage and Moves, Ben Fox, Assistant Collections Manager: Storage and Moves
Date – Monday 10th October 2016
Course duration – one day
Timings – 9.00am  – 4.00pm (with one hour lunch break 1 – 2pm)
Number of delegates –  8 spaces
Location – WCEC,  British Museum


November 2016

IPM Introduction
Trainers Phil Baxter, Integrated Pest Management Manager
Date – Wednesday 16 November  2016
Course duration – one day
Timings – 9.30am  – 4.00pm (with one hour lunch break 1 – 2pm)
Number of delegates – 10 spaces
Location – WCEC,  British Museum

 

December 2016

Storage Solutions
Trainers Elaine Hunter, Collections Manager: Storage and Moves, Ben Fox, Assistant Collections Manager: Storage and Moves
Date – Monday 12th December 2016
Course duration – one day
Timings – 9.00am  – 4.00pm (with one hour lunch break 1 – 2pm)
Number of delegates –  8 spaces
Location – WCEC,  British Museum


January 2017

IPM Introduction
Trainers Phil Baxter, Integrated Pest Management Manager
Date – Wednesday 18 January 2017
Course duration – one day
Timings – 9.30am  – 4.00pm (with one hour lunch break 1 – 2pm)
Number of delegates – 10 spaces
Location – WCEC,  British Museum

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2 comments

  1. eric.owen@tiscali.co.uk

    Hi

    Thanks for letting me book onto the care of Coins and Medals course, Sept 29th. Unfortunately, I have checked out the price of the train fare and it would cost me a minimum of £110 to get down to London on that day! A standard fare is an unbelievable £271 from Chester! Travel was expensive when I lived down there, but that is beyond the pale!! I gather that there are bursaries, but I would feel bad about trying to extract that amount from yourselves, so alas I will have to decline the place.

    Many thanks for the opportunity.

    Best regards

    Suzanne Yarnton

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    • museumdevelopmentnorthwest

      Hi Suzanne,
      The bursaries are coming from the British Museum, via HLF funding, rather than us. Please do apply for one and go on the course; the cost of the bursaries was built into the project specifically to give people who live the furthest away from London (i.e. us in the North!) the opportunity to take up the British Museum’s offer. Try emailing Henry Flynn (Flynn@britishmuseum.org) who’s running the event and ask about how to apply for one.
      Regards,
      Lynsey

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