Behind the Scenes Tour with the Conservation Team

A member of staff working in the Conservation Laboratory

Wednesday 14 August, 12.00 - 13.00 

Exclusive Member's event. Free but booking required due to limited space.

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Come behind the scenes and meet the Conservation team at the Pitt Rivers Museum!

In this session you will be invited into the Museum's Conservation Laboratory to see what the team are currently working on. See objects up close and hear how our conservators use a variety of techniques to stabilise, preserve and slow down the deterioration of ethnographic objects. As well as conserving artefacts, they advise on the control of Museum environment, prevent insect attack without deploying dangerous pesticides, oversee the safe packing of artefacts for international loan or safe storage and make sometimes tricky ethical decisions on how to preserve unique and irreplaceable objects. Hear about how conservation work underpins every aspect of the workings of the Museum and get the chance to ask questions about the work taking place.