WORKSHOP: Products Used for Display, Storage and Transportation

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This workshop provides an overview of products commonly used for mounting, displaying and storing museum objects. Products covered include woods, papers, paints, plastics, textiles, etc. The use of silica gel and sorbents is discussed, and spot tests to identify some products are demonstrated. Options to avoid problems related to off-gassing or staining are provided. Participants are invited to bring samples for discussion.

Instructors: Jean Tétreault and Monique Benoit

An Elective Course for MANL’s in Museums Studies Certificate Program

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• understand the interactions between products and objects
• select products that are suitable for use in museums or archives
• understand the properties of many types of products available on the market
• verify information or test products for compatibility with objects

• Principles of interaction between object and products
• Wood products (including panels, cardboards and papers)
• Coatings (including paints, varnishes and stains)
• Textiles
• Plastics (including sheets, boxes, panels, foams, gaskets, adhesives and sealants)
• Silica gel and pollutant sorbents
• Spot tests
• Internet search

Registration: ANLA/MANL members $180 / Non-members: $205
Enrollment limits: Minimum 10, maximum 25

Please note our cancellation policy: Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds. Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.

Parking is available in the Basilica parking lot. Lunch, nutrition break snacks and beverages provided.

To register or for travel bursary information. please contact MANL:


200 Military Rd

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