Restoration and Conservation

Restoration Service
Restoration has a more practical aim of completing the object to its originally intended form but with the minimum of intrusion. This means that restoration work will be directed principally at making the object useable and visually attractive with the absolute minimum of addition of new materials and sticking to original design and construction whilst maintaining as many aspects of proof of age and use as possible.

Conservation Service
Conservation is primarily about stopping deterioration, making provision for protection against the danger of new bouts of deterioration and secondly maintaining the object's integrity – i.e., not changing either its original designed appearance or its use.