Conservation and Restoration
The Museum undertakes preservation and conservation of objects in its collection. The general principle we apply is one of minimum intervention. Wherever possible objects are stabilised and maintained in an ‘as is’ condition, rather than subject them to intervention measures that are irreversible. Large objects such as aircraft and vehicles will usually be displayed in an ‘as in service’ condition so that their identity is maintained. Removing corrosion, however, is a necessity and this may require intervention in the form of restoration or reconstruction. However, every attempt is made to preserve or use original material wherever possible.
For more information on our current Restoration Projects click here.