Training in the Conservation of Fossil and Geological Material

This can be run as a half day course, a full day course or a two-day course.
The full day course allows an opportunity for some hands-on work. Obviously it can be delivered with a lot more detail and practical hands-on experience if run as a two-day course. The course covers the following topics (adaptable by request):

Preventive conservation:
- Environment
- Handling
- Storage
- Transport

Remedial conservation:
- Recognising different types of damage
- Cleaning specimens
- Repairing specimens
- Pyrite decay issues

The preparation of fossils

Health and safety in geological collections

Practical session looking at specimens requiring conservation

The photographs on this page are of conservation students at Lincoln University attending this course in March 2014

For more details about what we can do for you, or for a quote, please contact:
We are members of the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

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