June 29  10am to 3.45pm Archaeological Conservation York Archaeological Trust, Barley Hall, York

A training session run by specialist archaeological conservators looking at common problems with archaeological collections in museums and how to treat them. FEE: £25 members, £30 non-members

August 18 10am to 3.45pm Roman Metalwork and Coins Verulamium Museum 

Learn the basics of how to identify Roman small finds and coins and see common examples from the archaeology collections of Verulamium Museum. FEE: £25 members, £30 non-members

October 5 10am-3.45 Medieval and Post Medieval ceramics Grosvenor Museum Chester

This training session will focus on ceramics commonly found in museum collections and will look specifically at pottery forms, types, decoration, and what we can learn from them. Though it will largely concentrate on ceramics found in the North West region, it will develop useful skills for all museum archaeologists. More regional training dates will follow. FEE: £25 members, £30 non-members

December 1 10am to 3.45pm Archaeological Archives Duncan Brown, English Heritage, M Shed meeting room, Bristol 

This session aims to take an in depth look at the issues surrounding archaeological archives in museums, including the principles behind the archive creation, compilation and access. FEE: £25 members, £30 non-members

For more details of courses and to book places please contact: Laura Pooley or Elizabeth Royles, Grosvenor Museum 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD E-mail: Elizabeth.royles@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk Tel: 01244 402025