Training and development courses

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We have a wealth of knowledge to offer your business.

From the mastery of scientific equipment, to the maintenance of heritage buildings, to museum pest control, many of the staff members here at the Museum are world authorities in their fields. 

We run training and development programmes for both individuals and organisations that inspire employees, build your knowledge base, and make a measurable difference to your business.

We also work with organisations to create bespoke programmes to suit specific business needs, which can be held at a venue of your choice.

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One day courses

The fundamentals of natural history conservation

Teaches practical preservation techniques for different materials and best practice for optimum control of the museum environment.

Working safely with natural history collections

Covers major hazards posed by specimens and laboratory work, and how to protect people, collections and the environment.

Disaster planning and salvaging

Focuses on strategies to manage the risks and effects a disaster might have on a natural history collection, and the technical skills required for salvage.

The fundamentals of integrated pest management

Covers pest management best practice and the application of practical approaches, as well as a tour of the Museum’s cutting-edge facilities.

Multi day courses

The application of analytical SEM and EPMA in the earth sciences

Learn both basic theory and have a chance to practice the methods used in electron beam-based analysis and data interpretation.

Advanced integrated pest management - natural history collections

Experienced conservators and entomologists teach pest management strategies in depth, including the identification of problem insects.

Metallogenesis of central Asia: an introductory short course

Gain an understanding of the large-scale geology of central Asia and its metal endowment.

Fertility to vectors: porphyry exploration short course

Learn the petrological and geochemical methods applicable to the exploration for porphyry-style deposits.