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Risk Assessment in Collections Care 


In this one-day practical online course, you will explore a risk-based approach to collections care and the application of risk assessment tools in practice. 

By the end of this course, you will:


  • Learn the basic principles of risk management and risk assessment

  • Have a good understanding of how risk assessment tools can be applied in practice and the results used in strategic planning in collections care and to prioritise limited resources

  • Experience the application of the ABC method of risk assessment developed by the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), Cultural Heritage Agency for the Netherlands (RCE) and International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).

During the course, you will take part in a practical risk assessment exercise and will have an opportunity to discuss issues in collections care such as strategic planning and prioritisation.  

Andor Vince, Collections Care Consultant

Andor has worked in the heritage sector since 2006, including at the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the University of Cambridge Museums, and in other organisations as a freelance consultant. Andor’s expertise is in collections care, including creating collections care plans, policies and procedures, emergency planning, risk management for collections, and developing cost-effective projects and strategies in care for collections. 

Andor's MA dissertation topic was collections assessment tools, with a focus on risk management for collections. He was trained in risk management for heritage collections at ICCROM in 2011. Since then he has facilitated a number of risk assessment exercises in different heritage organisations and has delivered practical courses in risk management for collections and emergency planning. 
Course leaders: 

Vesna Živković, Senior Conservator, National Library of New Zealand

Vesna has a degree in archaeology from the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and obtained a master’s degree in preventive conservation at the University Paris 1, Pantheon, Sorbonne (France). She holds a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Natural Sciences and Technology, University of Belgrade.

Vesna has been a lecturer and a course leader on a number of educational projects dealing with preventive conservation and risk management for cultural heritage. Vesna was part of ICCROM's training initiative in Risk Management for Cultural Heritage, for which she developed a number of course resources, tools, and the course glossary. 

Risk Assessment in Collections Care - The Americas and Europe 

Date: Monday 26th June 2023
Time: 12:00 - 17:00 (New York and Ottawa time)
           17:00 - 22:00 (London time)

Venue: Online
USD 220, CAD 295, GBP 180, EUR 200

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