The fundamentals of natural history conservation
Learn practical preservation techniques for different materials, and best practice for optimum museum environment control.
The Natural History Museum is uniquely placed to share world-leading conservation expertise. Our collection comprises 80 million specimens, and our conservation work has to facilitate regular handling for analysis and research.
About this course
Covering practical preservation and conservation techniques, the course will include tips and tools that can be applied to any material type, including taxidermy, paper and wet specimens. It will also cover best practice for optimum monitoring and control of the museum environment and collections.
The course will be led by our conservation team and will be structured, participative and stimulating. Delegates will get printed course materials which will be used on the day and can be taken away for future reference.
Contact the Training and Development team on +44 (0)207 942 6182 or email us.
- at the Natural History Museum
- one-day course
- concession and early-bird prices available
Who is it for?
- individuals new to their role in a museum or heritage team
- individuals who do not hold a formal qualification in conservation
- those seeking an introduction to the field of conservation