Conservation of Documents and Other Media

The role of conservation is to apply practical conservation treatments to fragile documents and make them fit to be handled again.

Hampshire Record Office offers advice about:

Care of collections

Looking after archives

The aim of archive conservation is to alter the item as little as possible. It is important to use the most suitable methods and materials so as not to disguise any written evidence. The materials used in conservation work need to be of the best quality so that repairs are not required again some years later. Explore the processes used in the conservation of map repair, paper repair and book binding.

Martin Bray repairing Petersfield map
Conservator Martin Bray repairing the map of Petersfield showing properties in the town in 1830 (HRO ref 56A15/B1)
Martin Bray works on conserving a 19th century map of Farnborough Hill , Farnborough (HRO ref 1M45/20 Part 2)
Martin Bray works on conserving a 19th century map of Farnborough Hill , Farnborough (HRO ref 1M45/20 Part 2)