New service aims to preserve treasured items

Published Friday, 28th July 2017
Jenny Mathiasson at Clifton Conservation
Clifton Conservation at work restoring a sculpture

Members of the public – as well as organisations and businesses – can now get expert assistance in conserving their treasured items.

Rotherham Council’s Heritage Services now offers a conservation service for external clients in addition to keeping the borough’s museum treasures in tip-top condition. 

Clifton Conservation Service, which launched last November, primarily offers conservation and restoration services to museums, heritage bodies and local businesses, from its base in Clifton Park Museum. 

But Conservator Jenny Mathiasson is keen to point out that the service also welcomes enquiries from private individuals who want to preserve their own family treasures or special memories.

Jenny said: “Our conservation team specialises in archaeology, ethnography, and social history but are happy to look at a wide range of collection types and materials. In addition to conservation and restoration we can offer a helping hand with preventive conservation, policies and plans, temporary exhibitions and training needs.

“We also offer advice on how to best look after antiques and cherished items,” she added.

Training sessions for people wanting to learn more about collections care are also offered by the service.

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