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Risk Management in Heritage Workshop
This two-day workshop will explore the risk-based approach to collections care and the application of Risk Management in Heritage (also known as the ABC) methodology in practice. The methodology was developed by the Canadian Conservation Institute and ICROOM with other partners.
The course is highly practical, and the participants will work on case studies involving both historic interiors and collections. Through practical exercises, you will learn to identify, assess, analyse and evaluate risks to collections based on their significance. You will learn how to use the results of risk assessment in prioritisation, cost-effective resource allocation and strategic planning in care for collections.
This intensive workshop is designed to provide knowledge and foundation to those working in museums, libraries, archives and historic houses in how to effectively assess risk to heritage collections. The workshop will be conducted online through a combination of interactive lectures, case studies, group discussions, and practical exercises, ensuring that participants gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
We are offering a fully funded scholarship for individuals working for heritage organisations in developing countries. To find out more about the application process, please visit the scholarships page.
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 an advisor and 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 workshops in risk management for collections.
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.
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