Conservation laboratory

Study desk Fume cupboard

The present condition and future conservation needs of each specimen is assessed prior to preventive or remedial conservation practises taking place.

Using digital imaging and record keeping the conservation history for each specimen is recorded.

We only practise up-to-date and reversible conservation methods to ensure continued accessibility for academic study.

Our work includes:

  • casts
  • cleaning of specimens
  • consolidation and repairs
  • efflorescence
  • minerals encompassing in resin blocks
  • purpose-made packaging
  • sub fossil bone
  • treatment for pyrite decay

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