Heritage Conservation Centre

Collections Care

Some of your most treasured heirlooms may have survived the test of time unblemished and intact, but what about the others that have not? Carrying out preventive conservation measures is very important. This helps to prolong the "life" of these treasures. It also helps to minimise the devastating effects of agents of decay such as light, humidity, temperature, pests, pollution and physical damage caused by accidents or mishandling.

Damage by Pests

Damage from Pollution

Documenting Your Collection

Fading and Discolouration

Fungal Growth and Corrosion

Physical Damage