Discover how separate conservation studios at the Museum specialise in different disciplines such as textiles, folklife, archaeology, furniture, applied arts and ceramics.
Remedial conservation involves the treatment of objects from the collections and is extremely time consuming. It can involve such things as:
Strengthening of fragile objects
Revealing surface decoration
These treatments are carried out by staff with specialist training in a number of separate conservation disciplines, including textiles, folklife, natural history, archaeology, furniture, applied arts and ceramics (with glass and stone), operating in separate studios within the overall umbrella of the Conservation Department. Find out more about each studio:
Find out how the Furniture Collection is cared for
See how the Archaeology Studio manages conservation of metals, waterlogged wood and leather and bone.
Discover how the Textile Studio treats textile objects and materials ranging from archaeological textiles to contemporary fashions.
Discover how the Folklife Studio treats social history and folk art objects.
Discover how the Applied Art Studio conserves social history and decorative objects.