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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.

What’s eating your collections? Part 1
Monday 27 January 2020
Museum of London

What is IPM? What is eating your collections? This course will explain. The course will look at why insects want to be inside your museum, the damage they can do and how you can find out if you have an infestation or not. This course is suitable for anyone who is concerned that their collections might be being eaten or just wants to know more about the wonderful world of bugs. A free kit will accompany this course. Booking for this course will open on 02 December 2019. If you would like to book onto What’s Eating Your Collection parts 1 and 2 together we can take both bookings at this time. If you would like a booking form(s) please email Sandy Ryan at [email protected].

What’s eating your collections? Part 2
Tuesday 25 February 2020
Museum of London

Following on from Part 1: What insects could damage your collections? What can you do to stop them? This course will help you to identify insects that want to eat your collection and explain the main control options. Case studies will show how IPM can be an effective tool in your museum. This course is suitable for who is it suitable for: Anyone who has responsibility for caring for collections. Ideally, participants will have attended 'What’s eating your collections? Part 1'. A free kit will accompany this course. Booking for this course will open on 13 January 2019. If you would like a booking form please email Sandy Ryan at [email protected].

Hazards in Collections
Tuesday 24 March
Museum of London

This full day classroom-based training session accompanies the Museum of London’s exciting new Hazards in Collections eTool. Delegates will learn about thirteen commonly encountered hazards in collections: what they are, why they are hazardous, where they can be found, what the law says about them, what a museum must do, and, what you can do. The session is suitable for staff or volunteers, who have little or no prior experience and training in hazards in collections, but who are responsible for, or work with, museum collections. The course will focus on the topic areas of the Museum of London’s Hazards in Collections eTool: Arsenic, Asbestos, Biological hazards, Controlled drugs, Explosives and energetic materials, Firearms, Kinetic Hazards, Lead, Mercury, Mould, Nitrate film, Radiation, Spirit Collections. Booking opens on 03 February 2020. If you would like a booking form, please email Sandy Ryan, at [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