Training is one of SAMA’s most important priorities and is offered at a regional and national level.
The benefits of providing training are:
Over the last few years, SAMA, in collaboration with the Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency (funded by The Embassy of the Netherlands in Pretoria) has offered a Train-the-trainer Programme in Preventive Conservation. The purpose of this programme is to increase the knowledge and strengthen the skills of Conservators, Collection Managers, Curators and Archivists and to enable them to pass on their knowledge to their peers. From 2018-2020, five workshops have taken place in various regions. The following topics were covered: basic preventative conservation, conservation of paper, textile conservation, conservation of ceramics and glass, and the conservation of metal objects.
Training courses being planned by SAMA are: