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Collections Workshop: Looking Twice at Museum Storage

Date 08 August 2019
Time Registration: 10.45am | Event 11am - 3pm
Venue Museums Galleries Scotland, Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Organiser Museums Galleries Scotland



About the Event

Are you interested in improving how your collections are stored? Would you like to learn more about projects which have improved the storage conditions of museum objects? Join five speakers working with Scotland’s Nationally Significant Collections to hear more about the ways in which the storage of these collections has been improved, and explore how you might best overcome your own storage challenges.

This event comes as one of our successful series of Collections Workshops, aimed at sharing experience and expertise amongst Scotland’s museums, whilst also providing a platform for people working with collections to come together to discuss challenges associated with collections work and how to overcome them.

This event is open to anyone working or volunteering in Scotland’s museum sector. These Collections Workshops are free, and in order to help maintain this, attendees are asked to bring their own lunch or use one of the several food outlets nearby.




Welcome and registration, tea and coffee    



Textiles Collection Repackaging - Susannah Waters, Glasgow School of Art

New Storage Approaches with Kelvin Hall - Malcolm Chapman, The Hunterian






Moving On Up! - Liz English, Highland Folk Museum

Applying a Feminist Classification System to Stored Collections - Jenny Noble, Glasgow Women’s Library



Lunch (please note, lunch will not be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring own lunch or use one of several establishments nearby)



‘…Not Like This’: A Tale of Storage Improvement - Alison Wright, Elgin Museum

Conversation Time - panel discussion with speakers




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