Industrial Artefacts Conservation Workshop – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Industrial Artefacts Conservation Workshop

Led by: Andrew Todd Conservators Ltd.

Co-presented by:

Richmond’s Museum & Heritage Services Department

BC Museums Association


Date: September 7th

Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond, BC

Parking: Across from the site on Dyke Road (free)


Ever wonder how to care for your industrial artefacts but don’t know where to begin? Join us for a day of learning about the care and maintenance of industrial artefacts. This hands-on workshop will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to move forward with developing a preventative conservation and treatment plan for your collection.

This workshop will provide you with:

  • Overview of the care and conservation of industrial artifacts
  • Basic understanding between restoration, conservation, preservation and maintenance
  • How to develop a maintenance plan for a specific artefact or your entire collection
  • An understanding of conservation terms and resources
  • Information about impact of the environment on industrial artefacts
  • Information about wood, metal as well as mixed materials care
  • Documentation and condition reporting tips
  • Proper techniques and hands-on training from a professional conservator

This training is suitable for both museum professionals and volunteers responsible for industrial collections.


Participants should dress appropriately for the weather as half the day will be outside working on agricultural industrial artefacts.


Ticket prices:

  • $75 for non-BCMA members
  • $50 for BCMA members

Price includes lunch; please indicate any dietary restrictions


Register today to reserve your spot!


Any questions, please contact  Anissa J. Paulsen, BCMA Program Officer at:

(250) 356-5700

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On July 4, the BC Arts Council launched a new plan which sets out the council’s new commitments to enhance arts and cultural development throughout the province.

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To learn more about the plan, please visit the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture blog.