What is Conservation?

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Today, NRS Head of Conservation Linda Ramsay explains what her team’s role is and looks back at the history of paper conservation in Scotland...

Public interest in objects and their conservation and preservation has never been stronger. ”Before and afters“ are endlessly fascinating, connecting us to our past and history, and next to cookery and ballroom dancing to make the most popular television programmes. There is however a lot more going on, just like the iceberg, and from the outside it looks a lot easier than it actually is!

As conservators, we are creative, innovative problems solvers, closely linked to our collections. We can work well in teams but also often work alone interfacing with the objects we care for. Not in dusty, dingy attics, but in a well-equipped studio with lots of good natural Scottish North light.

One of the most pressing problems facing Thomas Thomson, the first…

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