• Introduce participants to different categories of heritage materials,  their historical contexts and distinguishing aspects.
  • Facilitate an understanding of different skill sets involved in the study,  preservation and managing different categories of heritage materials.
  • Explore various aspects of collection care from preservation,  conservation,  assessment and environmental monitoring to digitisation and record-keeping.
  • Provide some skills in identifying potential owners and repositories of cultural heritage within the ITREBs’ jurisdictions and creating relationships with them.
  • Provide a hands-on experience of working with actual examples from the heritage materials held at the IIS.