We offer a range of talks and training packages. These have been delivered to local groups, volunteers and even to Museum Directors (especially in the case of Emergency Salvage as everyone needs to be prepared to help!) If you would like us to come and deliver a talk or training session to you please get in touch with Juliane on juliane@eocs.co.uk

We also have Museum Mentor training and experience so can advise and assist with queries relating to Accreditation. Our courses can also help with this process by giving skills to your volunteers or staff that enable them to meet core criteria from the Collections Management section of the Accreditation Standard

TALKS

From Dr.Who to Sherlock Holmes – Behind the scenes with filming in historic buildings.

A Day In The Life – What do we as Conservators actually do?!

A Week In The Life – Showcasing the enormous variety of work Conservation encompasses.

Introduction to Conservation– Who, What, Where, When, Why and How!

Care and Conservation of Historic Textiles – How should textiles be cared for and how is it managed in museums.

Paintings and Frames Conservation – A basic introduction into the world of paintings and frame conservation.

How Not To Destroy Your Heirlooms – How to make museum practice work for you at home.

TRAINING

Labelling and Marking – Learn how to safely label and accession mark your objects using a variety of methods.

IPM – What is Integrated Pest Management? Learn to identify pests and damageĀ and what are the available and suitable treatment methods or solutions.

Environmental Control & Monitoring – What do we mean by Environment and why do you need to monitor it? Learn simple and inexpensive methods of control.

Handling & Packing – More objects are damaged by poor handling than by anything else. Learn safe methods of handling and museum quality packing.

Conservation Cleaning & Housekeeping – Are the products you use to clean your museum damaging your objects? Learn how to clean for long term preservation.

Emergency Planning – Don’t allow your objects or museum to be damaged or lost through not knowing what to do. Learn how to create an Emergency Plan specific to your museum or historic house.

Emergency Planning for your team – Give your team confidence to deal with problems quickly and safely. An on-site course using your own Emergency Plan.

Emergency Salvage – If you are unfortunate enough to have an emergency caused by fire or water, following this course, you will know how to minimise the damage to a broad range of materials in your collection.

Textiles Care – Severe damage can be caused to textiles through poor storage and mounting for display; learn how to avoid the common mistakes.

COSHH – Learn how to manage COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) in your museum or historic house including how to write COSHH Assessments.

Plastics & Modern Material Care – Many of these materials are self destructive; what can you do to preserve them?

Caring for Natural History Collections – Learn how best to care for Natural History Collection items you may have through preventive and interventive measures.