Many objects of museum collections are contaminated from past biocides treatment and thus are a threat to human health. In the light of incongruent existing regulations, this problem is a challenge for managers and staff alike. Thus, Care for Art, the Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Clinical Centre of the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany, and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin joined forces in the research project Development of suitable guidelines to assess the hazards and to handle objects of cultural heritage contaminated with biocides in museums, funded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU). The outcomes are presented in this final event of the project, namely ambiance- and biomonitoring, occupational health, possible safety precautions and the launch of the guidelines developed. Besides these presentations, the workshop is a platform for sharing your experience with participants and experts.
The workshop will be held in German at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, but is fully booked. Registrations are closed.
A workshop by the Centre of Collections funded by the Leibniz Aktionsplan Kulturelles Erbe of the Leibniz Research Museums