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DateVisit
14 May 2019Collection Care talk and tour at The National Archives, Kew
15 April 2019Two Historic London Houses
29 March 2019Afternoon tour of the Houses of Parliament
06 March 2019Dior Exhibition at the V&A
22 October 2018The Palaces and Art of Bologna, Ravenna, Mantova and Ferrara
04 October 2018St. John’s Gate, Museum of the Order of St. John and Charterhouse
06 September 2018Kelmscott – William Morris’ country house
15 August 2018Frogmore House and Savill Garden
20 June 2018Canal Museum and walking tour of Kings Cross
17 May 2018Stanley Picker House and gallery
18 April 2018Street Art Walk
26 March 2018Two Temple Place
27 February 2018Modigliani Exhibition at Tate Modern
07 November 2017Freemasons' Hall and Royal Opera House backstage tour
05 October 2017Graffiti and Street Art Walking Tour
17 September 2017Art and History Tour of the City of Liverpool
05 July 2017Watts Gallery - Artists' Village and Limnerslease
13 June 2017Visit to Highgrove
27 April 2017BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, the Neasden Temple
07 March 2017Tate Britain - David Hockney
15 November 2016Sir John Soane’s Museum by candlelight
21 September 2016Chipping Campden and the Guild of Handicraft Visit
23 June 2016The Garrick Club
10 May 2016Sir Stanley Spencer Day
05 April 2016Spitalfields and Aldgate morning walking tour and visit to Dennis Severs’ House
13 October 2015The Garrick Club
24 September 2015Chipping Campden and the Guild of Handicraft Visit
02 July 2015Farley Farmhouse and Charleston Visit
07 May 2015Apsley House and Wellington Arch

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Collection Care talk and tour at The National Archives, Kew
Tuesday 14 May 2019

This visit is now fully booked.

The Collection Care department is responsible for the long-term preservation of the archive collection held at Kew.   Through programmes of environmental management, conservation treatment and research, the aim is to extend the useable life of documents.  Modern conservation emphasises the prevention of further damage to an item by trying to stabilise the condition first rather than undertaking extensive repair which may cause further damage.  The environment in which items are kept has a major impact on their well-being, especially to paper-based collections.

This morning our talk explains the work of the department and is followed by a tour.

The cost of this visit is £15.00 per person. 

The Booking Form can be downloaded here.