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Conference on health hazards in museum collections

From: Emma Roodhouse <emmaroodhouse>
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Don't Panic: Dealing with Hazardous Materials in Collections
Institute of Conservation: Care of Collections Group and Metals
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
21-22 November 2006,

Are objects bad for your health? What lurks in your store room? Do
you know what to do with an unexploded bomb? We are planning a two
day conference on hazardous materials in collections and how to deal
with them. It will highlight issues of risk, solutions to storage,
transport, display and disposal. The days will be focusing on
organic and inorganic materials, covering everything from radiation
to asbestos.

There will be speakers from
    Victoria and Albert Museum
    The Science Museum
    Royal Armouries
    National Museums of Scotland
    Imperial War Museum
    Private Conservators
    English Heritage
    Royal Pharmaceutical Society
    National Museums of Wales
    Care of Collections and Metals Group

There will also be a chance to view the latest exhibitions at
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The Organisers:

    The Care of Collections Group (CCG) exists to draw together and
    share the diverse knowledge and skills that are needed to
    address the issues and activities relating to the care of

    The Metals Group has a specialist interest in the conservation
    and restoration of metal objects which may be anything from
    small decorative artworks to large industrial machinery ranging
    in date from early history to the present day.

    They are both groups within The Institute of Conservation: ICON
    The lead voice for the conservation of cultural heritage in the
    UK. <URL:>

Please contact

    Emma Roodhouse
    Fax: +44 1324 504689
    emma.roodhouse [at] falkirk__gov__uk

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