Conservation helps us understand ourselves and our future by preserving our past.  It physically preserves cultural heritage, allowing for items to be displayed, researched, used and enjoyed. It is a highly skilled and cross-disciplinary practice that links the arts, science, humanities, social science and technology.

We hold over one million items in our collections, ranging from archives to objects including art, archaeology, bugs, birds, boats, costume, newspapers, photographs and more. Our conservators look after these unique and fascinating collections.  They also help promote the preservation of our island’s heritage and provide specialist conservation and restoration advice.

Our Conservators:

  • Use professional knowledge and expertise to help Manx National Heritage preserve our collections for the future through preventive conservation measures.
  • Develop conservation treatments and increase knowledge of our collections
  • Help deliver a full public programme including exhibitions, pubic lectures, tours, gallery developments and object loans
  • Contribute to the development of the profession through participation in national and international working groups and organisations, setting conservation standards for others to follow.
  • Contribute to the training and development of present and future conservators.

Our Conservation Team:

Christopher Weeks ACR, Collections Care and Conservation Manager

Emma Le Cornu ACR, Conservator (Library and Archives)

Conservation in Action at Manx National Heritage:


Past Projects

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