An important part of our work is assessing the risk to Museum collections and defining standards for their care, as well as advising others on best practice.

Our work in developing preventive conservation techniques is recognised internationally, and Centre staff lecture widely on the topic. 

The centre specialises in passive environmental management and specimen storage for museum objects. We provide advice and technical support to a range of museums, libraries and related institutions. 

We are world leaders in the use of passive and active controlled environments to limit deterioration in specimens, and in particular in the use of oxygen-free environments

The centre also works closely with commercial contractors to develop new conservation products, recently developing a new passive anoxic enclosure for oxygen and humidity sensitive meteorites