230 USD

Preventive Conservation in Museums


Duration: 16 hours (five days)

Provided by: Manuscripts Museum
Course - Available at Bibalex - Available in Arabic / English


Target audience

Students, specialists, professionals, librarians, and curators

The course "Preventive Conservation in Museums" introduces the philosophy behind preventive conservation and its  application through a combination of theory and practice. The course is designed for specialist institutions and is held upon agreement.

Objectives

To introduce the philosophy behind preventive conservation and its  application through a combination of theory and practice

Outline

  • Fundamentals of preventive conservation
  • Museum temperature, relative humidity, and light
  • Museum indoor air quality
  • Museum microbial infection
  • Museum integrated pest management
  • Care and handling of museum objects
  • Disaster planning
  • Foxing concept
  • Pest management control
  • Microbiological treatment
  • Lab workflow and demonstration of preventive conservation activities versus conservation treatment activities
  • Monitoring instruments demonstration – environmental monitoring of storage and exhibition areas – recording and revising monitoring data – working with silica gel
  • Instrument and tool demonstration – object diagnosis for fungal infection – building and object microbial monitoring – aseptic microbiological techniques – infected objects treatment and cleaning
  • Object diagnosis for pest infestation – freezing treatment of infested objects – cleaning pest debris
  • Object storage and exhibition area visit
  • Dealing with wet objects and risk assessment checklists