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Bolton Museum is fortunate to have a conservator to care for the Museum's objects. The conservator does not carry out practical work on any objects other than those belonging to the museum..

However the conservator is happy to look at objects brought in by the public and offer advice on their care. If conservation treatment is required the conservator will then direct the owner to the list of commercial conservators.

Conservation links

More resources about Conservation: recommended books, societies and web links

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Conservation examples

Museum conservation attempts to retain the original item in good condition, as close to its original state as possible and to preserve it for the future.

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Environmental control

A major part of the conservator’s job is preventive conservation. Adjusting the environmental conditions and checking them to prevent damage to the collections.

Environmental control