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Workshop on risk assessment and management

From: Laura Smyk <lsmyk>
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Assessing and Managing Risks to Your Collections
at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Ottawa
Sunday, October 22, 9am-5pm

The Canadian Museum of Nature is hosting the 66th Annual Meeting of
the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology October 18-22, 2006 in
Ottawa. In association with this conference, on Sunday October 22,
2006 the one day workshop Assessing Risks to Your Collections will
be offered. This workshop is open to the general museum community
without registration to the SVP conference itself.

The objective of this non-technical workshop is to demonstrate to
participants a method of assessing risks to collections that has
been developed and implemented at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
This workshop was designed and developed by conservators and
collection managers for organizations and individuals interested in
a global framework to determine their preventive conservation
priorities and to learn how this can help them to invest their
limited funds in a cost-effective manner. Participants come from
varied backgrounds and working experiences.

The one day workshop will teach participants to:

    *   identify all the risks to which collections are exposed,
        which agents of deterioration are responsible and how risks
        differ;

    *   assess the relative importance of risks;

    *   understand how risk assessment can be used to effectively
        communicate collection care needs to obtain management
        and/or grant support.

Participants are provided with various learning tools including the
workshop manual, exercises, references and a glossary of terms. This
one-day workshop focuses on assessing risks to collections.  The
participant manual also covers managing risks to collections.

Minimum number of participants: 20
Maximum number of participants: 45
Cost: $100 USD, includes manual for workshop

To register for the workshop alone, see

    <URL:http://www.vertpaleo.org/meetings/meeting_06/reg.htm>

Leaders:

    Robert Waller, PhD, Chief Conservator
    Canadian Museum of Nature
    PO Box 3443, Station D
    Ottawa ON K1P 6P4
    Canada
    613-566-4797
    Fax: 613-364-4027
    rwaller [at] mus-nature__ca

    Laura Smyk
    Canadian Museum of Nature
    PO Box 3443, Station D
    Ottawa ON K1P 6P4
    Canada
    613-566-4236
    Fax: 613-364-4027


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