Endangered Heritage Workshops 2021

As a result of the lockdown, all workshops shall be postponed until further notice.

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 often clouded by myth, superstition, and old wives’ tales.

Textiles are made with thousands of hours of skill and dedication. 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 include 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.

Other Information:
Afternoon tea will be 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 practised 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

Andrew will talk about project steps and ongoing maintenance of large cars, bikes, tanks, planes, and machinery. Participants are encouraged to share their own projects and interests.

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 also worked to restore and conserve many complex mixed media items with wood, glass, ceramic, metals, and even textile inclusions.

Other Information:
Afternoon tea will be 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 practised 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, watercolours, photos, and old letters) will all need slightly different environments in the display, framing, and storage. Most families have many things they care about and most of them don’t need a conservator.

This talk will help you be your own conservator, carrying out the most basic cleans and re-housing. This presentation will also touch on soot and smoke-damaged items and cleaning.

The knowledge gained from this 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 and has worked for the better part of the last two decades on international, national, and private collections.

Other Information:
Morning Tea/Afternoon tea will be included

 

For the safety and well-being of all participants, safe-distancing and social gathering measures will be practised 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 museums, galleries, and community organisations to workshop the issues around the loss of volunteers with the closures in 2020, the aging volunteer population, and concerns associated with less staff being available to manage the projects needed to remain open. 

All this at a time when internal tourism is on the increase, generating greater interest in our local stories.
 
This workshop will cover 

  • how to recruit the right people

  • succession planning

  • security of object

  • 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, Director of Endangered Heritage, who possesses over 20 years of experience in the sector.

 

Partnering with the Australian National University. 

Date: August 27, 2021
Time: 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Book with Endangered Heritage 
Phone: (02) 62806280
Email: enquiries@endangeredheritage.com
 

 

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Identification and Care of Lace

Around the world there are many different laces— bobbin, crochet, knitted, needle, or Nottingham lace, it can be confusing to know what it is you have and if it is special. This workshop has specialists from the ACT Lacemakers Group joining us to discuss identification, with Victoria Pearce, our senior textiles conservator, discussing the preservation needs of lace items and how you can best care for them yourself.

Bring examples of your own collection for discussion as we dedicate the afternoon to all things lace.

 

Proceeds will all go to support the ACT Lace Guild.

Date and Time

Sat., 28 August 2021

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm AEST

Location:

Shop 8 Paragon

Mall 8-20 Gladstone Street Fyshwick 2609 Canberra

Lace Pattern