WORKSHOP: Products Used for Display, Storage and Transportation

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives and the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

co-sponsored workshop from

The Canadian Conservation Institute

Products Used for Display, Storage and Transportation

Dates: June 19-20, 2019

Instructors: Jean T├ętreault and Monique Benoit

Location: Basilica Parish Conference Room, 200 Military Road (next to the Basilica)

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

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.

Learning objectives

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


For more information or to register, contact:

Mary Ellen Wright

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives

Telephone: 709-726-2867




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