2019 IAP Course: Dust – seeking a sustainable approach to collections care

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Tuesday, 22 October, 2019

Tutor(s): Helen Lloyd
Price(s): £150.00
Places available: 20
Location: Kensington Palace

This one day course to be held at Kensington Palace, by courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces, explores the effects of dust on historic collections and libraries which are open and/or closed to visitors. Discussions focus on the sources and distribution of dust particles, methods of monitoring deposition rates, the causes of cementation, and how people’s perceptions of dustiness influence resources for housekeeping. There will be opportunities to examine dust samples using simple instruments to identify particles and assess coverage and examine how rates of dust deposition inform housekeeping routines, and influence the management of historic collections and libraries for public benefit.

Helen Lloyd is Manager of Collections and Preventive Conservation Adviser for the National Trust