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Looking after your personal treasures

Posted on 10 Dec 2014
The museum is holding a conservation training day on Thursday 18 December, 10 to 3.30. From 3.30 to 4.30 there will be a free public advice surgery for anyone seeking advice from the conservator on how best to look after their personal treasures. The training day will provide a comprehensive introduction to help with all aspects of caring for personal treasures. There will be a mix of talks, discussions and practical activities, with topics including causes of deterioration, how to handle objects safely, and packing and storage techniques. Helena Jaeschke is a professionally accredited conservator working with museums across the south west. Having trained in archaeological conservation she has spent 30 years working in the UK and overseas on a wide range of objects from fossils to modern plastics, Egyptian mummies to toy cows. Her research speciality is oriental lacquer, especially artefacts from Japan. Places on the training day cost £5 and booking is essential. The public advice surgery is free and booking is not required. This event has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For further information please contact the museum.