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Applying risk management to collection care

Preservation Advisory Centre Workshop

Thursday 11 October 2012

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.

Programme

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