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Preventive conservation training: A partnership between the UK and Myanmar

Henderson, Jane ORCID:, Dawson, Alex, Naung, U Kyaw Shin and Crossman, Amy 2021. Preventive conservation training: A partnership between the UK and Myanmar. Presented at: ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference 2021, Beijing, China, 17-21 May 2021. Transcending Boundaries: Integrated Approaches to Conservation. ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference Preprints, Beijing, 17–21 May 2021. Triennial Conference Preprints , vol.19 ICOM-CC,

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This paper uses a preventive conservation training programme delivered in Myanmar as a case study to explore some universal aspects of preventive conservation and to discuss what benefits can be achieved when‘east meets west over an insect trap and data logger’. The cooperative preventive conservation development programme describes the role of Myanmar and British experts and the compromise between what was needed and what could be resourced. The paper explores how such an exchange exposes the essential nature of preventive conservation and those who enact it, working between languages, cultures and resources. Preventive conservation decisions stem from a sense of value and purpose set in a cultural context which has an impact on the collections care approach chosen.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Uncontrolled Keywords: Myanmar, training, skills, Yangon, preventive conservation, influence
Publisher: ICOM-CC
ISBN: 9782491997144
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 June 2022
Date of Acceptance: 2021
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 11:12

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