Conservation work on one of the Blaschka Glass objects

The Conservation Department cares for, preserves and investigates all of the collections of the National Museum of Ireland. It does this in a variety of ways:

Preventive Conservation

This consists of preserving objects by eliminating agents from the area in which they are kept, likely to cause them damage.

Remedial Conservation

This includes the treatment of objects from the collections. This can involve such things as the cleaning of items, strengthening fragile objects, or revealing surface decoration

Investigative Conservation

This involves the scientific investigation of objects from the collections in order to better understand their manufacture and history.  

The NMI Conservation Policy

You can download a copy of the NMI Conservation Policy here:

NMI Policy - Conservation Policy - Conservation Final.pdf (0.03 MB, Adobe PDF) 

Public Tours

Meet members of staff, view and discuss the current conservation projects.

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