We had a very successful Conservation Open Day at the Highland Archive Centre on Thursday, 24th August. Fifteen attendees spent the day with two members of staff from High Life Highland’s Conservation Service – Richard Aitken (Senior Conservator) and Jeanette Pearson, (Conservation Officer).
The morning started with a Document and Handling Session which included materials available for packaging and cleaning. Richard gave advice on books, photographs and rolled material and Jeanette advised on ceramics. Two presentations followed – one on conservation of a marine map and one on conservation of ceramics.
During lunch there was an opportunity for group discussion and in the afternoon session there was a chance for the attendees to bring out a treasured item, which Richard and Jeanette took time to assess and discuss.
Feedback from the participants on the day was very positive. Comments included:
Really informative and relevant information.
Great opportunity to network, share ideas and problem solve.
You can find out more about out High Life Highland’s Conservation Services here.