In September 2015, our volunteers attended the annual Regional Restoration Camp in Kosovo, organised by Cultural Heritage Without Borders. Held in the Mitrovica Museum, the volunteers worked with local conservators and museum professionals to teach textile conservation skills. Our volunteers wrote about their experience for the HWB blog, and all of their entries can be read below.
Somehow it is already the penultimate day of the course - time flies when you’re having fun (and working hard too, obviously).
We are now only a few days away from the end of camp in Mitrovica and starting to bring together all the individual exercises that the participants have completed into whole tasks.
A beautiful sunny day and a break from the museum and the chance to take in some of the beautiful culture of Kosovo including a whirlwind tour of some of the amazing architecture.
Our jam packed day started with a presentation from Pieta on the various types of materials we find in museum collections, and how they can be used in a variety of ways and how they can break down over time.
Today we welcomed Dr Diana Walters to the camp to share with the participants (and us) her knowledge and skills on interpretation.
We are now in full flow here at the camp! The day’s activities started with a fantastic lecture from Helen where we looked at cataloguing museum objects.
oday saw the first day of practical activities at the museum.
The participants arrived yesterday, welcomed at the hotel with some delicious nibbles and a few Pejas, giving a great opportunity to start getting to know each other and settle into Mitrovica life.