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COLLECTIONS CARE

I am experienced in various techniques in collections care (also sometimes called preventive conservation). These elements prevent deterioration of the object, but do not apply techniques to the object directly.

I am experienced in various techniques in collections care (also sometimes called preventive conservation). These elements prevent deterioration of the object, but do not apply techniques to the object directly.

If you need any assistance please ask me about the following:


  • Cataloguing and re-storage of collections.

  • Display of objects for permanent and temporary exhibitions.

  • Monitoring and controlling the environment.

  • Pest monitoring regimes to prevent infestation.

  • Guidance on handling and packing objects.

  • Mount making for objects on display.

  • Creation of collection care plans.

  • Disaster planning for collections.

  • Health and safety for hazardous collections.

  • Training (object handling,disaster planning etc).

  • Tours and talks (on behalf of other institutions).

  • Policies for handling collections for outreach.

  • Condition surveys of part, or entire collections.

  • Risk assessments for objects, or entire collections.

  • Freezing of collections (pest control and flooded collections).

  • Scientific material analysis.