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The information below describes how to contribute to the preservation of your possessions and gives examples of the types of deterioration and problems that should be referred to a professional conservator. 

Further guidance can be obtained by consulting a conservator  via the Conservation Register website at The Conservation Register is owned and operated by Icon, the Institute of Conservation.

2013 New and Updated Care and Conservation of.....

PDF A4 leaflets
pdf Carved Stone (updated)
pdf Botanical Specimens *New
pdf Geological Specimens *New
pdf Zoological Specimens *New


2012 Updated Care and Conservation of...... 

PDF A4 leaflets                    
pdf Archaeological materials
pdf Books
pdf Frames and gilding
pdf Works of art on paper

2006 Care and conservation of......

Links to Conservation Register website PDF Versions
 Architectural ironwork pdf Architectural Ironwork 28.10 Kb
 Carpets and rugs pdf Carpets 62.64 Kb
 Carved stone pdf Carved Stone (updated)
 Ceramic and glass pdf Ceramics 151.99 Kb
 Clocks pdf Clocks 111.85 Kb
 Costume and textiles pdf Costume 61.37 Kb
 Decorative schemes and surfaces pdf Decorative schemes & surfaces 32.52 Kb
 Ethnographic objects pdf Ethnographic objects
 Family documents and archives pdf Documents & Archives 120.24 Kb
 Fashion accessories pdf Fashion accessories 27.92 Kb
 Furniture pdf Furniture 63.61 Kb
 Jewellery pdf Jewellery 28.80 Kb
  pdf Modern Paintings 
 Oil Paintings pdf Oil Paintings
 Photographic materials pdf Photographs 59.91 Kb
 Plastic materials pdf Plastic materials 30.19 Kb
 Silver and plate pdf Silver 58.40 Kb
 Stained glass pdf Stained glass
 Care and preservation of removable digital and electronic media pdf Digital & electronic media 29.09 Kb
 Guidelines for the mounting and framing of works of art on paper  pdf Guidelines for conservation mounting 69.62 Kb

Further guidance can be accessed on the Preservation Advisory Centre's site.






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