A course about the preservation of collections is being offered in Australia by the Getty Conservation Institute. This innovative course brings together different disciplines and learning modes to share emerging knowledge and expose participants to the diverse range of skills that are required to influence, communicate and build consensus for managing collections in varying institutional settings.
The course recognises that the preservation of collections is complex and uncertainties can be present at all stages of environmental management. No single field of study holds the solution and no one solution can be applied universally.
Targeting mid to senior career professionals, the course aims to build the capacity of participants to effectively plan, strategise and make decisions about collections management in their environmental and institutional contexts in this age of sustainability. The course will be held in Melbourne, Australia, for the first time. Sharon Veale, GML CEO, is one of 11 instructors invited to teach and mentor the course.
The deadline for applications, including all supporting materials, is 22 April 2019.