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Workshop Series - Burnett Region 2013

FREE Skill Development Workshops

Venue: Gayndah Arts and Cultural Centre, 34 Meson Street, Gayndah


Collection Management - Saturday 11 May with Lisa Jones

  • Collection management policies
  • The principles of good collection documentation practice: cataloguing materials; object numbering systems; storage systems
  • Assessing the significance of objects
  • Object accessioning & numbering practice.


Preventive Conservation - Saturday 22 June with Lydia Egunnike

  • Preservation planning
  • Identifying and preventing deterioration and damage: Chemical and physical structure of objects; External and internal environmental factors; Biological factors (including use of Integrated Pest Management); Collection handling and use
  • Storage furniture and object enclosure selection: Selecting materials and design; Simple DIY enclosures; Creating a safe display environment; Object supports: materials and design.


Disaster Preparedness and Recovery - Saturday 27 July with Christine Ianna

  • Effective Preparedness & Planning
  • Prevention & Mitigation: Risk assessment- extent & likelihood; Housekeeping, maintenance, security, planning
  • Develop a Disaster Plan: What information do you have already? Recovery kit; Useful resources
  • Response & Recovery
  • Salvage Exercise.


M&GSQ Skill Development Workshop Series - Burnett Region has been awarded a federal Community Heritage Grant.

Community Heritage Grants are jointly funded and supported by the National Library of Australia, the Department of Regional Australia, Local government, Arts and Sport; the National Archives of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.

M&GSQ also acknowledges the support of the North Burnett Regional Council for these workshops.


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