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Applying risk management to collection care

Preservation Advisory Centre Workshop

Thursday 16 May 2013

British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Location Details

Current best practice for cultural collections management advocates a risk management approach to collection care (PAS 197:2009). This one-day workshop introduces the principles of risk management and guides you through the process of applying a risk management framework to collection care.

Risk management is a powerful tool for identifying and prioritising activities. It provides objective evidence which can be used to raise the profile of issues and justify resource allocation. Above all, it is a widely used methodology which makes it easy to communicate findings.

This workshop is led by Susanna Hillhouse, a consultant with extensive experience of collections management planning and training. The workshop is designed for people working with library and archive collections who have not previously undertaken a collection care risk assessment.


10.15 Registration
10.25 Welcome and introductions
10.30 Introduction to risk management and the benefits of applying it to collection care
11.00 Break
11.15 Overview of methodologies
Finding the right methodology
11.45 Identifying threats
Practical exercise
12.30 Lunch
13.15 Catagorising threats and scoring risk
Practical exercise
14.30 Strategies to mitigate or remove risk
15.00 Break
15.15 Monitoring & review
Communication & training
15.45 Case study
16.15 Discussion and questions
16.30 End

Registration form

Please copy the form below into an email, complete it and send it to

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I would like to book a place on the Preservation Advisory Centre training day ‘Applying risk management to collection care’ on
16 May 2013.

Training day fee (including refreshments and lunch):
£105.00 + VAT = £126.00



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Terms and conditions

You will be invoiced for the full amount on receipt of the registration form. Invoices must be paid within 30 days of the date of the invoice. All payments must be made in UK pounds sterling, without deduction of bank charges. Payment can be made by cheque, credit/debit card or by bank transfer. Cancellations will not be refunded. A substitute delegate is acceptable if notified to the Preservation Advisory Centre. This registration form constitutes a legally binding contract. In the unlikely event of the training day being cancelled the organisers will make a full refund of the training day fee received but disclaim any further liability.

Please send this booking form to:

Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7612
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7796

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