This procedure is closely linked to Condition checking and technical assessment. Conservation interventions are usually the result of condition checks, and are often prompted by other procedures, such as managing a loan request. Conservation treatments will often be informed by scientific analysis of materials and other technical assessments. Conservators might also be involved in making bespoke supports or packaging for objects.
Managing and documenting any conservation work on particular objects, such as treatments to slow decay, repair damage or improve appearance.
This is the Spectrum standard for Collections care and conservation. It includes policy questions and sets out the minimum requirements you should aim to meet however you put this procedure into practice.
This suggested procedure shows how you might meet the Spectrum standard for Collections care and conservation. It is presented in two formats: text and workflow diagram. They are meant to be starting points for you to adapt to the needs of your own museum.