Museum collections include a wide variety of materials, many of which are vulnerable to damage and deterioration. When not on display, the collections are housed at Chilcomb House and F2 collection stores in Winchester where they are looked after by a team of conservators.
Their aim is to prevent the deterioration of the collections by making sure that storage and display will not cause any strain or damage to them. Our team of conservators undertake a range of conservation tasks at our Chilcomb laboratories:
- Remedial object conservation across the collection.
- Treatment of insect-pest infested objects using anoxic fumigation in a specially designed chamber or industrial-grade freezing
- Providing colleagues with advice and training in preventive conservation and collections care.
- X-raying of objects
Our conservation staff are professionally trained and include an accredited member of ICON.