Caring for collections as diverse as ours is no easy task. Conservators and collections care staff in each museum are dedicated to giving each object the highest possible standard of care, while ensuring that the collections can be enjoyed and accessed by everyone. 

Museum staff are supported by the Arts Council-funded University of Cambridge Museums Conservation and Collections Care team, which provides strategic help in the planning of conservation and preservation projects and practical support to carry them out.

Through research and object examination and treatment, conservation and collections care professionals unravel the secrets of how objects were made, diagnose the problems that can develop, work out how to stop deterioration, and how to keep the collections safe. 

Above all, they are committed to sharing what they have learnt both with other museum professionals and with our visitors.

Sharing our expertise

Professional training events
Check the What’s On page and refine event listings to "Professional development" for our series of training events for museum professionals. 

Working across the region 
Conservation staff work closely with colleagues across the region. With SHARE Museums East, as well as other independent museums and cultural bodies, the University of Cambridge Museums Regional Conservation Officer co-ordinates the training and support we give to museums in the East of England.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at conservation work across the Museums on our blog.
Fitzwilliam Museum staff also run a Conservation and Collections Care Blog, which can be found here

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