Advanced Project Management in Conservation and Collections Care - Europe, the Americas  and Australasia


Australasia: Monday 27th March 2023 (12:00 - 18:00 Auckland, New Zealand; 10:00 - 16:00 Sydney and 07:00 - 13:00 Perth, Australia)

Europe: Monday 3rd April 2023 (10:00 - 16:00, London time)

The Americas: Monday 24th April 2023 (10:00 - 16:00, New York, Washington DC and Ottawa, Canada time)

Venue:  Online (Zoom platform)
Cost:  GBP 160, EUR 190, USD 200, CAD 260, AUD 290, NZD 300+GST 

This course will provide those working in conservation and collections care with an understanding of how projects are managed in practice. The participants will learn the principles of monitoring projects, the importance of good communication and how to effectively review and close a project.

The programme assumes a basic understanding of project management terminology and practices.

Course content:

  • Introduction: Fundamentals of Project Management with a focus on stages of project management

  • Scheduling: methodologies, tools and software

  • Managing Resources: identifying and mobilising resources such as people, materials and funding, including the use of external resources (procurement)

  • Managing change: evaluation of change proposals and implementation of approved changes

  • Management of Risks: assessing, evaluating and managing project risks; writing risk management plans and planning contingency and risk allowances

  • Communication: writing communication plans, team management, interpersonal communication and running effective project meetings.


Each area of project management covered by the course will include case studies related to conservation and collections care. The course is highly practical, and the participants are expected to take part in practical group exercises.