Caring for our collections in the Midlands
It's not just our amazing buildings and outdoor spaces that need constant care and monitoring. Each of our special places have their own beautiful and entirely individual collection that keep our staff, volunteers and specialist conservators very busy.
2019 will be a year of rediscovery for Rufford with opportunities to take a closer look at our collection and explore how we care for objects.
This January, the National Trust team at Dinefwr will be working hard to carry out important conservation work inside our very special buildings. Go behind the scenes with our Senior Conservation Assistant.
Discover how National Trust looks after their treasures with the Conservation Studio at Knole's interactive sensory displays ...
Throughout the year, a huge variety of conservation projects take place here at Felbrigg, whether it be in the Hall, Gardens, or wider estate. With the continuing support of our volunteers, members and visitors, we are able to help conserve Felbrigg for future generations.
Raffle ticket sales will play a large part in funding our new heating project. Discover more about why this important new work is so necessary and how you can help.
The house team carry out conservation work year-round to look after the house and its collection of over 9,000 items. As part of the conservation work, we sometimes have to close rooms to ‘rest’ them.
The conservation team at the Beatrix Potter Gallery are getting hands on, with a new project preparing items in the collection for the future.
Visit Knole during Conservation Week from Tue 3 - Sat 7 September and find out how we care for the house and its wonderful collections.
A look at how we overcome the factors that contribute to the deterioration of our items and decorative features.
Now that the main season is over, the house team will be working hard to ‘put the house to bed’ for the winter.
March 2019 - House Manager Sophie West looks ahead to some of the exciting conservation work we'll be doing in 2019: cleaning paintings, restoring original furtniture pieces and more conservation in action.
See the conservation of Ham’s precious objects in front of your very eyes.
Find out more about our 'Inspired by Knole' conservation project in this second article in our series of conservation posts by Conservation Assistant Henry Weeds.
Visit Knole during Conservation Week from Tue 4 - Sun 9 June and find out how we care for the house and its wonderful collections.
Senior House Steward Sarah McGrady sheds some light on conservation research being carried out at Ham House.
Within Hardwick Hall's historic collection are some rare and unusual carpets, some of which date from the time of Bess of Hardwick. As part of our conservation strategy, these carpets will be surveyed to assess their condition and understand the best preservation methods for the materials.
We want our visitors to have the best experience possible, that’s why we’re taking part in a regional project called Hands On or Hands Off? At Upton House and Gardens, we are focusing on the language we use across the property to explain what can and can’t be touched.