BCHF News Industrial Artefacts Conservation Workshop – Sept 7

Industrial Artefacts Conservation Workshop – Sept 7

Ever wonder how to care for and maintain your industrial artefacts, but don’t know where to begin?

This one-day hands-on workshop — led by Andrew Todd Conservators Ltd. and co-presented by the Richmond Museum and Heritage Services Department and the BC Museums Association — will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to move forward with developing a preventative conservation and treatment plan for your collection.

Date & Time: September 7, 2018, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Location: London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond, BC. (Free parking across from the site on Dyke Road.)

Target audience: Museum professionals and volunteers responsible for industrial collections.

Cost & Registration: $75 for non-BCMA members; $50 for BCMA members. Price includes lunch. Register at http://bit.ly/IndustrialArtefactsWorkshop.

Workshop Content:

  • Overview of the care and conservation of industrial artifacts
  • Basic understanding between restoration, conservation, preservation and maintenance
  • How to develop a maintenance plan for a specific artefact or your entire collection
  • An understanding of conservation terms and resources
  • Information about impact of the environment on industrial artefacts
  • Information about wood, metal as well as mixed materials care
  • Documentation and condition reporting tips
  • Proper techniques and hands-on training from a professional conservator


  • Dress appropriately for the weather as half the day will be outside working on agricultural industrial artefacts.
  • There may be opportunities to join the workshop virtually if you are not able to be physically present.

Questions: Contact Anissa J. Paulsen, BCMA Program Officer, grants@museumsassn.bc.ca.