Packing and Storing Objects and Collections

Tradition and Modernity

National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of Korea, Daejeon


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Packing and storing objects


Place: National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of Korea


  • National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of Korea

with the support of:

  • CHA – Korean Cultural Heritage Administration
  • Korea National University of Cultural Heritage


The CollAsia programme aims at conserving heritage collections in Southeast Asia through conservation training and research activities, to shape sound and sustainable conservation actions for the Asia-Pacific Region. The course objective is to enhance the preservation of moveable heritage, to encourage the well-informed use of materials and skills, helping those who care for moveable collections to make effective and wise choices in selecting materials for packing and storing objects and collections. The course will integrate/encourage learning from both traditional and living cultural practices and contemporary design.


The purpose of this course is to improve scientific literacy and critical thinking skills among the diverse professionals caring for Southeast Asian heritage collections. It will focus on the scientific principles underlying past and present systems, materials and work practices of manufacture, use and care of packing and storage solutions. Participants will be encouraged to share traditional collections conservation practices in their countries. The course will review, discuss and compare past and living cultural practices and current conservation principles and approaches relevant to the course theme, and encourage further research into developing innovative solutions.


The intensive training activity will consist of lectures and interactive sessions with practical exercises. The working language will be English.


The workshop will have up to 16 participants from Asia, with at least 3 years of hands-on experience with cultural heritage in museums or other contexts. The course team will consist of specialists from the ICCROM network and beyond.

Scholarships covering round-trip travel, accommodation and meals in Daejeon during the workshop will be available.

To apply, please use the course application form  and send it to:

Application deadline is 12 June 2017