Collection care training

The training programmes run by the Regional Collection Care team will remain free, and will be open to everyone working or volunteering within London museums.

As well as the main training programme, we also offer Flexible training, where the Regional Collection Care team come out to your institution to train you on site. For further information regarding our flexible training offer please email Sandy Ryan [email protected].

Many collection care courses come with free kits which complement the course and enable participants to put their new found knowledge into practice back at their institution.

Plastic Surgery
Wednesday 03 July
Museum of London Visitor Centre, (Mortimer Wheeler House)

This one day course is designed for those without a background in the conservation and collection care of plastic objects in museum collections. The course will provide an introduction to plastic materials, outline a range of practical plastic identification techniques, and provide practical advice as to the storage, cleaning and labelling of historic plastic objects. This course is particularly suited to staff and volunteers who have plastics in their collections and want to know how best to care for them. A free kit will accompany this course.

Aims and objectives: Participants will:
• Learn about plastic as a material and basic identification techniques.
• Have a better understanding of how plastics degrade and how this can be identified.
• Learn preventive conservation methods for dealing with problematic plastics.

Course Tutor: Abby Moore, Collection Care Conservator, Museum of London. For further information, and to book a place, please contact Sandy Ryan: [email protected].

Collection care training resources

To support training sessions run by the Collection Care team and to reach a wider audience, a range of e-learning and other tools have been developed.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the training courses, the support offered by the Regional Collection Care team, or to make suggestions for future training and support, please contact:

email: [email protected]
tel: 020 7814 5582