Art Handling, Disaster Planning and Salvage

West Dean College

Organiser:West Dean College
Venue:West Dean College
West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex
PO18 0QZ
Date(s):19.02.2018 - 22.02.2018
Event cost:Fully-inclusive residential course fee: £624

This new course brings together the principles of art handling, disaster planning and salvage

The first day will be devoted to art handling and this part of the course will discuss:

• Best practice and measures that can be taken in preparation for salvaging artworks in the event of a disaster, to ensure their safe removal
• Emergency planning documentation as part of this process will be covered, as well as the set-up of safe areas for conservation work
• Equipment and material requirements, identifying artworks most at risk, training and organisation of teams and related health and safety issues will also be discussed.

The disaster planning days of the course will cover:
• The appropriate response to minor incidents - escape of water situations
• How to organise response to major incidents
• Roles, responsibilities and supplementary information.
• Salvage decision-making and techniques

Contact:Liz Campbell
West Dean College
West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex
PO18 0QZ
01243 818219

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