Hampshire Arts and Museums Service

Archaeology Conservation at HCC Museums Service

We are lucky at Hampshire Arts and Museums Service to have a group of trained and professionally accredited conservators, looking after our collections in store and in our museums across Hampshire.  We are spread over the different disciplines – my responsibility is mainly archaeology.  Although I initially trained as a historic objects conservator at the University of Lincoln, I have a background in amateur archaeology which was what spurred me to go into conservation.  I wanted to know what happened to the objects once they left the site!  My working days are varied, and can include bench conservation work, stores work (repackaging etc.), environmental monitoring, mount making, outreach, training and exhibitions work.  Some of that will be happening during the course of today!