Some conservators are responsible for the care of a whole collection - find out more about their job and skills
Our holistic, risk management approach prevents or slows down the effects of time as we care, store, display, transport and manage the environment of heritage collections and significantly reduce the money spent on repairing damage in the future. We think sustainably, considering our activities in the context of environmental change, always looking to reduce energy and material usage.
We identify potential risks to collections by monitoring and understanding forces that influence objects throughout their lifecycle. Our knowledge of material science allows us to recognise the physical and chemical characteristics of collection materials and enables us to resolve issues in appropriate, cost effective ways.
We use our critical judgment, assimilation and communication skills to plan, develop, implement and manage collections.
We advocate for collections, working with colleagues to gain support and develop policies and procedures that raise awareness of collections' needs whilst ensuring their stories remain accessible for all.
On a daily basis we:
Find out more about the care of collections with our special interest group.