New Conservation Masterclass Series Starts at Senate House Library

SHL MasterclassesSenate House Library will start a brand new series of masterclasses for conservation professionals in the heritage sector from 2019.

The masterclasses are one day courses covering a variety of topics relating to conservation, such as integrated pest management, material science and filming in heritage locations. The first two courses in the series are listed below and a further two masterclasses are expected to take place in September. Listings will be added nearer the time – watch this space!

SHL Masterclass: Filming collections inside heritage locations

An introduction for conservation professionals 

Monday 10 June 2019, 9.30am – 5pm

FilmingLights, Camera and Action!...Filming is a great way to get your organisation known to a wider audience whether it's for a drama, documentary or big budget film. It is exciting but there is also a risk involved for conservation and that needs to be managed in the best way possible.  

This one-day course will equip you with a close-up of what to expect, what questions you need to ask and prioritise, and who you need to work with to ensure that you can host filming and protect your collection. With this course, set in the iconic Senate House which has featured in so many films, you will be able to improve your  confidence and performance for your institution so you can say to yourself when filming is complete, ‘That’s a wrap!’.

£175 full price | £150 for SHL members - Click here for more details & to book


SHL Masterclass: Introduction to Pest Management in Heritage Collections

insects 2Autumn 2019 (Date & timings TBC) 

This one day course will introduce the basic concepts of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for museums, galleries, libraries, archives and other heritage collections. Participants will be introduced to the main pests of museums and the types of damage that they can cause. The principles of monitoring, prevention and control will be discussed and there will be an opportunity to get hands on with some real insect specimens under various forms of magnification.