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