ARMS & AMMUNITION
Experienced in the research, conservation, packaging and display of arms, ammunition and other related paraphernalia. Please click on links below to view treatment images of a selection of artefacts. All treatments and level of intervention were specified and approved by the employing institution and senior collections and conservation staff.
If interested in further information on the conservation of munitions then please click the following link to read the abstract and request 'Ordnance in Museum Collections: An Explosive Issue' (2011). This paper investigates the true hazards of historical ordnance and the risks posed to museum staff, the public and collections. It outlines the current laws and regulations pertaining to the storage and display of ordnance in museums, and discusses the current available processes for making items safe. As the most current research in this field, this paper was utilised by the Science Museum Group London (Science Museum, Museum of Science & Industry, National Media Museum & National Railway Museum) to inform and develop new operating procedures for their hazardous collections.
Read the absract and/or request a copy here