Module 3: Preventive Conservation




World Digital Francophone University (UNFM)




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This course, devoted to the conservation of heritage in museums, offers some methodological approaches to risk management. It is taught by knowledge experts from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. This is available through e-patrimoines, an e-learning training program launched by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (Directorate General of Cultural Heritage–Department of European and International Affairs). It was undertaken in partnership with the University Agency of the Francophonie (AUF) and the World Digital Francophone University (UNFM).

The course presents the main challenges of preventive conservation, such as deterioration factors and their implications for the material management of collections. In addition to this, it describes different strategies for controlling the working environment. The course concludes with a discussion of the practice of restoration and its place in the conservation process.

Some of the course contents are:

  • Conservation issues concerning preventive conservation plans
  • Climate control strategies in buildings
  • Climate measurement and the characteristics of Guyana's tropical climate