Conservation in focus
11 September – 26 October 2008
This display focuses on conservation of objects and showcases this often unseen aspect of the Museum's work.
Watch and meet a team of Museum conservators as they work on objects from the collection and demonstrate the procedures, techniques and tools they use. Find out how conservators uncover stories, prepare objects for display and preserve our cultural heritage for future generations.
Different parts of the collection feature every two weeks:
- 11 September – 25 September: Greek and Roman sculpture
- 26 September – 12 October: Pacific Barkcloth
- 13 October – 26 October: An Iron Age cauldron and a Medieval tile panel
Some articles about conservation of the collection
Books related to the exhibition
interface between Science and Conservation, edited by
Cleaning and Controversy, by Ian Jenkins
The selection of materials for storage and display, by D.Thickett and L.R. Lee
Collections of the British Museum, by David Wilson