Our conservation laboratory specialises in the conservation of archaeological artefacts recovered during excavations. This includes metal objects and organics, such as leather, textiles and waterlogged wood. We lift delicate objects during excavation, carry out their initial stabilisation, X-ray and assessment, as well as full investigative conservation and preparing of artefacts for display.
Our laboratory is equipped with freeze-drying facilities for the conservation of waterlogged material, and with non-destructive EDXRF (energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence) analysis facilities, with which we can determine the elemental composition of artefacts as a standard part of conservation procedures. We also assist with the identification, assessment and analysis of the different types of artefacts recovered.
The laboratory is run by Jennifer Jones BA ACR Dip Cons, who has over 20 years of experience in artefact conservation. Jennifer can be contacted on0191 334 1139