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Heritage Conservation

Heritage Conservation

Source BioScience’s heritage conservation storage facility provides a cost-effective, secure, and accessible controlled environment storage for the care of collections.

Our heritage conservation storage facility has been designed with guidance from leading preservation experts and offers the most stable temperature and humidity possible. Designed to keep future deterioration to a minimum, our heritage storage service preserves the integrity of artefacts, original materials and film archives thus preventing them from being lost forever. Through careful storage the costly process of restoration can be avoided, which may also compromise the pieces.  

Our purpose-built, preventive, conservation facility can accommodate thousands of materials, special collections, artefacts and historical records. In addition, our inventory management system provides a comprehensive management tool for all your special collections storage room operations.

Temperature & Humidity

Our preventive conservation storage rooms and chambers operate, as standard, at 5°C ± 2°C, although any temperature condition can be accommodated in our purpose designed facility.

Humidity will be determined for the individual collection and, although any humidity can be accommodated, it typically ranges from 15%RH to 40%RH.

Our heritage storage suite can be used for the storage of all of the following:

  • Documents, books and catalogues
  • Drawings and engravings
  • Manuscripts
  • Historical records
  • Videos
  • Microfilms
  • Nitrate films
  • Acetate films
  • Film archives
  • Costumes
  • Painting and pieces of fine art
  • Musical instruments
  • Archaeological artifacts
  • Photographs
  • Old toy storage
  • Furs and feathers

Read our case study – extending the life of film


For further information and prices please contact us or call +44 (0)115 973 9012

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