British library

Dust and dirt: Strategies for prevention and management with Caroline Bendix

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Dust is a constant presence in most libraries and archives and can be harmful to collections. This training day will focus on understanding the nature of dust and the threat it poses, as well as means by which dust can be cleaned and how collections may be protected from it. At the end of the day delegates will have: A clear understanding of how dust forms and from what it is made Practical knowledge of cleaning collections Awareness of health and safety issues The ability to identify pest and mould damage Details of various methods of protecting against dust The ability to set up a housekeeping programme An understanding of using volunteers to help clean collections For further information about the course, please contact the Course Organiser: +44 (0)1243 818219 or The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the second largest library in the world.


Caroline Bendix

Caroline is an accredited freelance library conservator with 33 years' experience working for major national conservation bodies (many on a continuing consultancy basis), cathedrals, churches, synagogues, learned societies/institutions, museums, historic houses, private collections, universities, municipal collections, schools, the Government, Historic Royal Palaces and independent libraries.

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