There are a multitude of different approaches to preserving an
object, the National
trust define conservation as ".... the careful management
of change...and ensuring that an objects special qualities are protected,
enhanced, enjoyed and understood by present and future generations".
Some restoration may be called for as part of that conservation
We are committed to the guiding principles and standards of object
conservation, which include: careful condition assessment, stabilization
and cleaning through to repair and sensitive restoration, respecting
the integrity of our cultural heritage.
All work is recorded, and can be fully documented if required.
Preventive conservation is offered including collections survey,
storage and transportation consultation and proper display and environmental
maintenance. Every object is unique, as is its use and context,
so every treatment proposal is fully discussed with the owner and
approved in advance.