CAN Workshop: Introduction to Collections Hazards

Expression of Interest

A one-day workshop providing training in collections hazards.

Army Spray


Thursday 28 February

Introduction to Collections Hazards

Venue: Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, Northumberland   

Time: 10.00 – 4.00

The Conservation Advisory Network and Museums Northumberland, supported by the Ellerman Foundation, are organising a one-day training event to provide training in Collections Hazards. 

The training session will be led by Larry Carr who specialises in health and safety for museum collections and who has successfully delivered similar training to the Science Museum Group, Museum of London, Tate, Birmingham Museums and many more.

Attendees will discover a range of hazards commonly encountered in collections and how to avoid or reduce risks of injury or ill-health. The session will cover topics such as; radioactive substances, toxic metals, pesticides and preservatives, poisons, controlled drugs, firearms and explosives, mould, biohazards and asbestos. The training session will include specimens and visual examples of hazards which have been found in collections.

Attendance numbers for the training event are strictly limited and those wishing to attend are requested to submit an expression of interest by noon on Thursday 14th February, here.

Please ensure you are available to attend on the 28th February before submitting your expression of interest.

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 18th February.