A preservation policy provides the opportunity for an organisation to develop a framework for thinking about the role of collections management and care, including the resource requirements.
This training day explains the purpose and benefits of a preservation policy and provides guidance on writing a policy for your organisation. We will review examples of policies from a range of organisations and you will have experience of drafting a policy.
By the end of the day, participants will be able to:
analyse how best to establish preservation as a key objective of
explain what a preservation policy is and how it links to other strategic and business planning documents
identify what needs to be included in a preservation policy and why
describe issues that need to be considered when implementing a preservation policy
create an action plan for writing or reviewing their own organisation's preservation policy
Timetable for one day courses.
Students should arrive by 9.30am for registration.
Classes are from 9.30 - 4.30pm.
Lunch can be purchased from the nearby British Library Terrace Restaurant.
Jennifer Dinsmore has worked in conservation for over 40 years and has been involved with practical work in sculpture conservation, in teaching and training and as a consultant in the area of preventive conservation and collection care. In this role she has worked with a wide range of heritage organisations and has participated in the development of survey methodologies and in evaluating conservation provision, strategies and policies in museums, libraries and archives. She was also involved in adapting Benchmarks for Collection Care as an interactive assessment tool.