Events

The Archives & Records Association both holds and participates in many events throughout the year. Below you will see our complete programme of regional and themed training events with booking details

Basic Conservation for Archivists - ARA Scotland - Fully Booked.
Oct 08

Basic Conservation for Archivists - ARA Scotland - Fully...

 




  • Basic Conservation for Archivists

    8th October 2019, 10:00 – 16:30

    Venue: Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Library, 30 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ


    Event Description:

    This event aims to provide archivists with the tools to care for and maintain their collections through basic conservation. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn about document cleaning, storage and monitoring, and identifying common pests through both informative talks and hands-on practical sessions. Lunch is not included.

    Itinerary

    10:00-10:30 - Registration and Tea/Coffee 

    10:30 – “Some Dos and Don’ts of Basic Conservation” (Richard Aitken, Senior Conservator, Highland Archive Service)

    11:10 – “Environmental Management” (Katharine Richardson, Preventative Conservator, University of Edinburgh)

    12:00-13:00 – Lunch (not provided)

    13:00-15:00 – Practical Workshop (Emily Hick, Special Collections Conservator, University of Edinburgh)

    The workshop will include the following elements:


    • Basic Cleaning: How to make a cleaning tray and clean objects with a smoke sponge
    • Making a Book Shoe
    • Making a Four Flap Box

    15:00-15:30 - Tea/Coffee

    15:30 - “Looking Through the Microscope: Identifying Common Pests” (Katharine Richardson, Preventative Conservator, University of Edinburgh)

    16:30 – Close

    Supplies will be provided courtesy of Conservation by Design.

    Places are limited so book early.  ARA members: £25  Non-members: £30

    This event is now fully booked. 

  • Category
    Training
  • Date & Time
    Oct 08 2019 at 10:00 AM - Oct 08 2019 at 04:30 PM
  • Location & full address
    Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Library, 30 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ
  • Event Admins
    Lorraine Logan