Previous Events and Workshops

  • Identification of natural materials workshop

    Thursday, October 15, 2015 -
    10:00 to 15:00
    Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

    Museum staff caring for collections will understand how important it is to be able to identify the materials objects are made from. This workshop aims to provide museum professionals and students with an opportunity to learn how to identify raw materials and understand how current legislation can guide best practice in the museum environment.

    *Places now available due to late cancellation!

  • Bone collections: using, conserving and understanding osteology in museums

    Javan Rhino skull (c)Leeds Museums and Galleries
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 -
    09:30 to 17:00
    University Museum Of Zoology, Cambridge

    Many institutions look after diverse osteological collections with complicated care and management needs. Understanding, using, maintaining and conserving these collections is a large and complex topic. This day uses talks, examples, advice from experts in the field and the opportunity for hands-on tutoring to give collection managers greater insight into looking after these wonderful objects.

  • Museums Unleashed: using traditional and social media to communicate collections

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 09:15 to Friday, May 22, 2015 - 17:00
    Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives, Bristol

    Our conference is now over, but you can download abstracts of the talks and view tweets from the conference at #natsca2015.

  • Identification of Osseous & Keratinous Materials Workshop

    Thursday, January 29, 2015 -
    10:00 to 17:00
    Leeds Museum Discovery Centre

    Dr. Sonia O'Connor of the University of Bradford will be running a one day workshop on how to identify materials such as ivory, bone, antler, horn, baleen, tortoiseshell and imitations thereof. Structure, properties and appropriate care will be discussed as well as a practical session using objects from the collections at Leeds.

    This course is now fully booked. Please join the waiting list - we will be in touch in case of any cancellations.