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11 Oct 2017 - 25 Oct 2017

Course: "CollAsia - Packing and Storing Objects and Collections" | Korea

A training course entitled "Packing and Storing Objects and Collections: Tradition and Modernity" will be held in Daejeon, Korea, on 11-25 October 2017. It is organised by the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of Korea and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), with the support of the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) and the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage. The course takes place in the context of ICCROM's CollAsia programme, which aims at conserving heritage collections in Southeast Asia through conservation training and research activities, to shape sound and sustainable conservation actions for the Asia-Pacific Region. The course objective is to enhance the preservation of moveable heritage, to encourage the well-informed use of materials and skills, helping those who care for moveable collections to make effective and wise choices in selecting materials for packing and storing objects and collections. The course will integrate/encourage learning from both traditional and living cultural practices and contemporary design. The purpose of "Packing and Storing Objects and Collections" is to improve scientific literacy and critical thinking skills among the diverse professionals caring for Southeast Asian heritage collections. To this end, the course will focus on the scientific principles underlying past and present systems, materials and work practices of manufacture, use and care of packing and storage solutions. Participants will be encouraged to share traditional collections conservation practices in their countries. The course will review, discuss and compare past and living cultural practices and current conservation principles and approaches relevant to the course theme, and encourage further research into developing innovative solutions. It will consist of lectures and interactive sessions with practical exercises. The working language will be English.

Participation, registration and scholarships

The workshop will have up to 16 participants from Asia, with at least 3 years of hands-on experience with cultural heritage in museums or other contexts. The course team will consist of specialists from the ICCROM network and beyond. Scholarships covering round-trip travel, accommodation and meals in Daejeon during the workshop will be available. Registration and applications are open until 12 June. For additional information, please visit