Training

Conservation workshops and training programs

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Workshops and training programs can be specifically tailored for your needs. We can cover general topics or address specific issues, materials, or techniques. The programs can be run at our laboratories in North Melbourne, at the GCCMC teaching laboratories at the University's Parkville campus or at your museum or facility.

For general enquiries, call +61 3 9348 5748

Some of the workshops and training programs we can deliver include:

  • General preventive conservation theory and practice
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Storage, handling and display techniques for different materials and object types
  • Condition reporting of all material types and objects
  • Basic conservation techniques
  • Caring for family history collections
  • Archival materials - what are they, why use them, when it use them
  • Conservation mounting and framing of works on paper
  • Conservation framing of paintings
  • Varnishing paintings - techniques for practising artists
  • Construction of storage folders and boxes
  • Construction of simple object supports for display
  • Disaster preparedness planning
  • Disaster recovery
  • Dealing with mould damaged objects, including OH&S issues

Also see the GCCMC on-line training, Caring for Heritage Collections:
http://cultural-conservation.unimelb.edu.au/students/courses/online.html

Topics covered include:

  • Profession: Conservation Theory, Ethics and Practice
  • The Environment: Lighting, Temperature and Relative Humidity
  • Care: Handling, Storage and Display
  • Bugs: Pest Management