Risks and Priorities in Conservation and Collection Management for Archives, Libraries and Museums, Dublin (Workshop)

Posted: Monday, 12 September 2016

The Institute of Conservator restorers in Ireland (ICRI) is pleased to announce this one day workshop, Risks and Priorities in Conservation and Collection Management for Archives, Libraries, and Museums, on 7 October 2016 at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin.
 
This workshop is about setting priorities for conservation and collection care, weighing the opportunities for improving the collection against the threats for preservation. It introduces the ‘Diamond of Value Management', a four step approach to seek ‘value for money'. In a series of practical exercises participants will learn to assess and rank collections based on their significance and identify opportunities to increase value using the methodology developed by the Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands.

Participants will be introduced to the newly developed QuiskScan methodology for a quick risk assessment and apply it to identify and rank threats to the collection. Ultimately, risks and opportunities are compared to determine priorities for conservation and collection management. The workshop will be concluded with a discussion of what this value - based approach to collection management means for archives and museums, for managers of conservation departments and for conservators.


Through the generous sponsorship of the CNCI and the Heritage Council of Ireland is course is free to attend.

Click here for details.