Today our assistant curator, Sarah Keeling, is away on a training day to help brush up her skills working with archaeology collections.
Learning is central to what museums do and that means schools, families, adult learning, volunteer training AND staff training.
In the East of England museums are very lucky to have the SHARE scheme (Support, Help and Advice in Renaissance East) which allows museum to share knowledge and skills in various ways including funding, networking opportunities, specialist consultants as well as a regular training programme. Because all the museums within SHARE work together to provide the training (speakers, places to meet, materials to use etc.) the sessions are free for other SHARE members so we can afford to send staff and volunteers on important courses they wouldn’t otherwise be able to do.
- Storage and display of hats
- Pest Management
- Environmental Monitorig
- Object Handling
- Conservation Housekeeping
and now Archaeology!