Archival conservation workshop

Poutama two | step two workshop

Conservation for archival collections

This National Services Te Paerangi workshop is for museum and gallery professionals who have some experience in the museum sector and will assist museum staff and volunteers to understand the basics of conservation for archival collections.


Ceismic Room, Canterbury University, Christchurch

Saturday 17 December 2011, 9.00am – 4.00pm

 This will cover:

  • Discussion about archival collections
  • Inspecting documents
  • Materials to use
  • Methods of humidification
  • Demonstrations and hands on experience with cleaning and repair of paper

Who will I meet?     

  • Lynn Campbell, a Fine Art paper conservator who works in Christchurch.  Lynn has worked at the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh and tutored on the M.A. conservation course at Northumbria University. Lynn has also worked in Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar, East Africa and was one of the first conservators to go to Antarctica to travel to and work on the historic huts in the Ross Dependency as part of the New Zealand Antarctic programme.  After arriving in 1986 to work at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery conserving works on paper Lynn soon realized that there was a need for more preventive conservation protocols and procedures to inhibit deterioration to many collections in New Zealand. In 1987 she started the Canterbury Disaster Salvage Team to help cultural institutions out in the event of a disaster.
  • You will also meet other museum personnel in your region – a great networking opportunity!

Who is it for?

This is an intermediate level workshop which gives representatives from small museums, art galleries, heritage organisations, the arts and cultural sector, iwi organisations the opportunity to learn and ask more about collection care.

 How do I sign up?

  • Please contact Sally August at Te Papa – National Services Te Paerangi or Freephone: 0508 NSTP HELP (0508 678 743)

Please register by Monday 12 December 2012

  • The cost of this workshop is $20 to be paid on the day.

 What else do I need to know?

  • Bring a pen and paper to take notes
  • Bring your lunch (morning and afternoon tea will be provided)
  • Bring some damaged (torn and dirty) articles to work on
  • Please be aware that your photo may be taken during the workshop, and photos may be used for National Services Te Paerangi purposes.

PDF:  Workshop – Conservation for Archival Collections


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