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Mid fed preserving the past to protect our future programme and booking form

  1. 1. Preserving the Past to Protect our Future: Thursday 7th February 2013 Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA.This meeting will introduce delegates to case studies exploring critical issues forcollections the possible threats, risk and disasters and how to avoid them!The day will also explore how museums and galleries can use digitisation projects topreserve the use of collections and enhance engagement.There will also be chance to take a guided tour around Lincoln Castle. Recently awarded£12million from the Heritage Lottery Fund there will be chance to hear about exciting plansfor Lincoln Castle Revealed.Lunch and refreshments are provided. A full programme and booking form are enclosed. Booking information For enquiries, please contact Claire Thompson at claire.thompson@lincolnshire.gov.uk You can also find these details and download a booking form on our website: www.midfed.org.ukOnline booking is available athttp://www.eventelephant.com/preservingthepasttoprotectourfuture  A Registered Charity, No 225103
  2. 2. Preserving the past to protect our Future: Thursday 7th February 2013 Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA. ADVANCE BOOKING FORM Please tick one of the following  I am an individual member (cost £12.00)  I am the first representative of an institutional member (cost FREE)  I am the second, third etc. representative of an institutional member (cost £17.00)  I am not a member (cost £17.00)  I am not a member but wish to join at a cost of only £22 for both personal membership and meeting fee Name: Address: Position: Museum: Email: Phone:The information you give will be used by Mid Fed to keep you updated on our events and activities. All data is collected in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. All information is treated confidentially. Do you have any access requirements or dietary needs that need to be considered? Cheques only please payable to the ‘Midlands Federation of Museums and Art Galleries’. Bookings will only be accepted accompanied by a cheque. Please send your booking form and your cheque to: Claire Thompson, Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln,LN1 3AA. claire.thompson@lincolnshire.gov.uk  A Registered Charity, No 225103
  3. 3. Provisional Programme10.00am Registration and Refreshments10.25am Welcome and Introduction10.30am Magna Carta - Chris Woods, Director of the National Conservation Service.Director of NCS, Chris is the consultant adviser to Lincoln Cathedral in the care andconservation of its 1215 Magna Carta of King John, one of the four surviving copies of thisiconic document, recently given UNESCO Memory of the World Status. Caring for an 800year old parchment manuscript of worldwide importance presents unique challenges andrequires advanced conservation and management skills which Chris will discuss.11.00am EMMS-Using the EMMS Emergency Plan/REDS - Steve LeMotte, ExecutiveDirector East Midlands Museum Service.REDS is the Regional Emergencies & Disaster Support Service for the East Midlands. It isa membership benefit of the East Midlands Museums Service. Since 1991, the REDSService has offered support, guidance and training in emergency planning and disasterrecovery. REDS Team members are available for callout to participating museums in theevent of an incident. Steve will share how it could help you and your museum.11.30am Using the Risk Awareness Profiling Tool - Jane Thompson Webb,Birmingham MuseumsJane will talk us through using the Risk Awareness Profiling (RAPT) A tool that enablesyou, as a manager in a museum, library or other heritage institution, to assess the level ofrisk awareness in your organisation. It provides you with a profile that indicates areaswhere awareness in the organisation is good, and areas where improvement is needed.RAPT also provides guidance to help develop better awareness of risks to your business.12.00pm Lincoln Castle TourGuided tour of Lincoln Castle-Lincoln Castle has recently been awarded £12 million fromthe Heritage Lottery Fund. This is chance to be guided around the Castle and hear excitingplans for Lincoln Castle Revealed.12.45pm LUNCH  A Registered Charity, No 225103
  4. 4. 1.30pm Nightmare at the Museum: What happens when a theft occurs – RogerShelley, Principal Keeper, Derby MuseumsFollowing a serious theft from Derby Museums last summer, Roger will explain whathappens when every curator’s worst dream comes true. He will set this in the context ofthe recent spate of museum thefts, and consider lessons learned.2.00pm Lincs to the Past: How digitisation preserves collections and createsengagement with Cultural Heritage Collections - Mark McCree, Collections AccessManager, Lincolnshire County Council.Launched in May 2011,Lincs to the Past website offers a gateway to cultural collections foreveryone, 24/7, Mark the project manager of this initiative will talk us through the project.2.30pm Digital Interaction: The use of websites and PDA’s to enhance engagement -Antony Lee, Collections Access Officer, Lincolnshire County Council. The Collection:Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire has recently launched both a bespoke website andhandheld multimedia guides for the museum and Usher Gallery. Antony will look at theincreased visitor experience that these have brought, and the processes and issuesinvolved in producing them.3.00 Close and ThanksThe Castle is open until 4pm please feel free to continue to explore what you may havemissed from the tour.  A Registered Charity, No 225103