Guidelines for the Care of Larger and Working Historic Objects


These guidelines have been produced to provide practical conservation advice to those owning and operating industrial and transport collections. They are intended to be a resource for heritage organisations of all sizes, from the largest museum to the smallest volunteer group or individual.

The guidelines cover stationary engines, industrial machinery, road vehicles, aircraft, railway vehicles, ships, boats and other working items. They update standards first published by the former Museums & Galleries Commission in 1994 that have been used widely by specialists and non-specialists, but have been out of print for some time.

Completed following consultation and evaluation by the industrial and transport heritage sector, the new document provides a valuable source of information to inform the processes needed for the care of collections with a structured approach including acquisition, research, significance assessment, conservation and maintenance. Further sources of information and advice are provided, with additional material also available at


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ISBN 978-1-900642-28-6
92 pages
Published by Collections Trust on behalf of the Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums.

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