Due to COVID-19, the upcoming BC HERN June workshop has been postponed. Check back soon for updated dates. Registrants will be contacted regarding a refund.
Date and time: tba
Location: Laurel Packing House, 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC
Target Audience: Cultural sector workers
Enrollment Limit: 24
This 2-day, hands-on workshop, delivered by the BC Heritage Emergency Response Network (BC HERN) will provide training and guidance on emergency response and collections salvage (mixed and archival materials). This workshop is for small museum professionals and volunteers with little to no training in responding to emergencies related to collections.
Elisabeth Czerwinski, Conservator, Burnaby Village Museum
Anne Despatches, Conservator in private practice, specializing in emergency planning and response
Tara Fraser, Senior Conservator, Vancouver Art Gallery
Heidi Swierega, Senior Conservator, Museum of Anthropology at UBC
BC HERN is a growing provincial network of museum workers who are trained to respond to localized collections-related emergencies. This workshop is one of the institutional requirements for joining the BC HERN and the training received will ensure there is a strong network of salvage responders available within the province. Those who do not wish to join the BC HERN are also welcomed.