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Subject: Course on handling, packing and moving Collections

Course on handling, packing and moving Collections

From: Isabelle Verger <iv<-a>
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
"Handling, Packing and Moving Collections"
Sarawak Museum Department
Kuching, Malaysia
12-30 January 2015

Application deadline: September 26, 2014

Organizers: Sarawak Museum Department, Kuching, Malaysia ICCROM with
the support of CHA - Korean Cultural Heritage Administration

The CollAsia programme aims at conserving Heritage Collections in
Southeast Asia, through conservation training and research
activities to shape sound and sustainable conservation actions for
the Asia-Pacific Region.  The course objective is to enhance the
preservation of moveable heritage, to encourage the well-informed
use of materials and skills, helping those who care for moveable
collections to make effective and wise choices in selecting
materials for handling, packing, and transporting objects and
collections.  The course will integrate/encourage learning from both
living cultural practices and scientific principles.

The purpose of this course is to improve scientific literacy and
critical thinking skills among the diverse professionals caring for
Southeast Asian heritage collections.  It will focus on the
scientific principles underlying the past and present systems,
materials and work practices manufacture, use and conservation of
collections.  Participants will be encouraged to share the
traditional collections conservation practices in their countries.
The course will review, discuss and compare living cultural
practices and current conservation principles and approaches
relevant to the theme of the course and encourage further research
into developing innovative solutions.

The intensive training activity will consist of lectures and
interactive sessions, both in the classroom and around Sarawak, with
practical exercises.  The working language will be English.

The workshop will have up to 16 participants from Asia, with at
least 3 years of hands-on experience with cultural heritage in
museums or other contexts.  The course team will consist of
specialists from the ICCROM network and beyond.

Scholarships covering round-trip travel, accommodation and meals in
Kuching during the workshop will be available.

To apply please use the course application form at


Please send to: collasia<-a t->iccrom< . >org

Application deadline is September 26, 2014

Isabelle Verger
Collections Unit
Via di San Michele, 13
00153 Rome
+39 06 58 55 34 10
Fax: +39 06 58 55 33 49

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Received on Thursday, 14 August, 2014

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