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Basics of Couriering

The courier’s role involves much more than ensuring the safe transit of an object to its destination, and this course aims to increase awareness of the different responsibilities of a courier before, during and after the journey.

Date 24 October 2017
Time 10am - 4.30pm
Venue National Museum of Scotland
Organiser National Museum of Scotland
Pricing

free

About the Event

Couriers are often required when moving objects between venues for short or long term loans, and sometimes research. Would you like to develop the practical skills and knowledge to courier objects from your collections safely and efficiently? The courier’s role involves much more than ensuring the safe transit of an object to its destination, and this course aims to increase awareness of the different responsibilities of a courier before, during and after the journey.

This workshop aims to develop practical skills and knowledge for the couriering of objects. The course is designed to teach participants about the common logistics and legalities and be aware of what is required when taking objects to another venue.

Participants can be from any type of collecting organisation with relevant collections but the course is not aimed at staff with in-depth knowledge of the subject area. Priority will be given to staff members who can immediately implement the knowledge gained in their organisation following course attendance.

Following this workshop participants should:

  • Have gained knowledge of why we use couriers and when they should be used.
  • Have increased knowledge of when and why couriers should be used.
  • Have an increased awareness of the logistics of object transit and working with shipping.
  • Have an understanding of what legal paperwork needs to be completed and how this should be applied in practice.
  • Have increased awareness of where to go for further advice

The course leader is Lyn Wall, Registrar, National Museums Scotland, with guest speakers from shipping agent Constantine.

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