Endangered Heritage workshops 2021

National Endangered Skills and Trade Show symposium

An evening discussion at the National Museum of Australia with an expert panel to discuss the future of heritage trades and professions essential for the economy of Australia. Saddlers, coopers, and scientific glassblowers are struggling to find staff to keep up with demand and there is little awareness of the crisis in our country to ensure this knowledge is not lost making us reliant on substandard imports

Date: 2nd July

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Location: National Museum of Australia 

Lawson Cresent

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National Endangered Skills and Trade Show

It is on again! An event showcasing skilled trades and businesses demonstrating what it takes to do clock making, french polishing, tanning, basketry, taxidermy, and more. Over 30 traders and a 2-day event with an evening symposium themed "Heritage traditions are environmentally sustainable traditions"

Date: 3rd and 4th July

Time: 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Fitters Workshop Kingston ACT

Website: www.endangeredskills.com

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Care of Textile Collections - Lake Mac GLAM Workshop

Textiles are often the most sentimental and most fragile items in any collection and their care is clouded by myth, superstition, and wives tales.

Textiles are often made with thousands of hours of skill and dedication and these days families may never have that kind of free time again, making them objects of great wonder and interest. The correct care in your home can be the difference between preservation and disaster.

Victoria will deliver the science behind the art of caring for your sentimental items, be they new or old so they last for the next generation. Participants are also invited to bring photos of any special items. This talk will have some hands-on demonstrations on packing storing, as well as keeping your textiles safe.

Topics will cover storage; insect prevention; display and use of vintage items.

Presenter Information: Victoria Pearce is the Senior Textiles conservator from Endangered Heritage and has worked for the better part of the last two decades on international, national, and private collections.

Afternoon tea included

This talk will be held at the Heritage Shed in Speers Point Park.

For the safety and well-being of all participants, safe-distancing and social gathering measures will be practiced and contact details for traceability in the future will be kept. All attendees will be reminded to follow safe physical distancing and health advice by keeping 1.5m apart, maintaining personal hygiene by regularly washing hands, and not attending if they feel unwell.

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Care of Large Heritage Objects - Lake Mac GLAM Workshop

Participants will be able to refer to their own projects and interest and Andrew will talk about project steps and ongoing maintenance of large cars; bikes; tanks; planes and machinery.

Presenter Information: Andrew Pearce is the Senior objects conservator at Endangered Heritage. Initially trained as an electrician in the Railways, Andrew has always been around BIG STUFF. He has over ten years of experience at the Australian War Memorial on planes and vehicles, then at the National Museum supervising in the objects laboratory. Andrew has worked on G for George, the ME109, and the Albatross. He has worked to restore and conserve a large number of complex mixed media items with wood, glass, ceramic, metals, and even textile inclusions.

Afternoon tea included

This talk will be held at the Heritage Shed in Speers Point Park.

For the safety and well-being of all participants, safe-distancing and social gathering measures will be practiced and contact details for traceability in the future will be kept. All attendees will be reminded to follow safe physical distancing and health advice by keeping 1.5m apart, maintaining personal hygiene by regularly washing hands, and not attending if they feel unwell.

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Care of Large Heritage Objects - Lake Mac GLAM Workshop

Care of family documents and photos is a broad-based talk that covers the care of paper-based items.

In particular, the most fragile items (degrees, watercolors, photos, and old letters) will all need slightly different environments in-display framing and storage. Most families have a large number of things they care about and most of them don’t need a conservator.

This talk will help you to be your own conservator carrying out the most basic cleans and re-housing. Part of this presentation will discuss soot and smoke-damaged items and cleaning.

The knowledge gained will be invaluable for caring for your own collections. The talk will be delivered by Victoria Pearce- Director of Endangered Heritage.

Presenter Information: Victoria Pearce is the Senior Textiles conservator from Endangered Heritage p/l and has worked for the better part of the last two decades on international, national, and private collections.

Morning Tea/Afternoon tea included

For the safety and well-being of all participants, safe-distancing and social gathering measures will be practiced and contact details for traceability will be kept. All attendees will be reminded to follow health advice and safe physical distancing by keeping 1.5m apart, maintaining personal hygiene by regularly washing hands, and not attending if they feel unwell. Council reserves the right to cancel the event if deemed in violation of safe COVID practices.

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Managing volunteers in small museums

This presentation invites all members of museum galleries and community organisations to workshop the issues around the loss of volunteers with the closures in 2020, the aging volunteer population, and less staff to manage the projects needed to remain open. All this at a time when internal tourism is on the increase and there is greater interest in our local stories.

 

This workshop will cover 

  • How to recruit the right people

  • succession planning

  • security of objects

  • motivating volunteers

  • managing expectations

  • assisting with how to better involve the community

We will not be skirting away from discussing the legal obligations of WVP (Working with vulnerable people) cards, insurance, and the needs of employers to still cover themselves and be aware of their legal responsibilities

Presented by Victoria Pearce with over 20 years of experience in the sector and the Director of Endangered heritage

Partnering with the Australian National University 

Date: 22nd of July

Time: 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Book with Endangered Heritage 

Phone: (02) 62806280

Email: enquiries@endangeredheritage.com

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