Consolidation of the paint layers on a lance.

Conservation in Practice

When an object arrives in the Conservation Department it will have its condition assessed. Photographs are taken and a written record made. Scientific analysis may be carried out to investigate the object before any treatment is undertaken.

Hands-on treatments will take various forms depending on the object’s condition. The main aim is to stabilise the object and reduce further deterioration. Harmful corrosion products and dirt are removed and a surface coating may be applied to help prolong the objects life.

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