Professional development workshops can be tailor-made to suit your institution and run on-site. Training courses currently available include:

  • Conservation of metals
  • Conservation of wood
  • Conservation of leather
  • Preventive conservation
  • Handling artefacts
  • Packing techniques
  • Condition reporting

We also offer practical training in basic conservation techniques. This is popular with museums on a small budget, allowing simple treatments to be carried out by staff and volunteers.

Reviews of our training courses:

  • Edith Cowan University Museum Studies Workshop ‘Conservation – Metals’ 2012:

- Knowledgeable and pleasant presenter, with a clear enthusiasm for her vocation’. 
- ‘Well presented. Approachable and practical presenter’. 
- ‘Thorough. The order of information delivery made it very easy to make sense of theory and practice’. 
- ‘Great to see Vanessa’s examples of things she has worked on in her career’. 
- ‘Good amount of information and practical activities’. 
- ‘Vanessa presented extremely well and made the subject interesting'. 
- ‘I feel my knowledge on the topic has significantly improved’. 
- ‘I enjoyed this workshop and found it very relevant’.

Public talks

Do you have a group interested in the work of a conservator or how to look after treasured artefacts?

ArtWorks Conservation can provide informative and entertaining talks to interested community groups such as:

  • Schools
  • Historic societies
  • Seniors' groups