Conservation Studios

Conservation Building Collins Barracks

Remedial conservation involves the treatment of objects from the collections and is extremely time consuming. It can involve such things as:

  • Cleaning
  • Strengthening of fragile objects
  • Revealing surface decoration
  • Scientific investigation

These treatments are carried out by staff with specialist training in a number of separate conservation disciplines, including textiles, folklife, natural history, archaeology, furniture, paper and ceramics (with glass and stone), operating in separate studios within the overall umbrella of the Conservation Department.

Discover more about each of these studios in the links at the right.

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