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Our conservation and collections care support service is led by our Conservation Development Officer, Helena Jaeschke.

Helena can help you with all aspects of conservation and collection care; from treating woodworm to disaster planning. You are in safe hands with her expertise as she has been with us for over 15 years.

Helena can support you with:

  • Advice on collection care and conservation
  • Site visits to assess and provide guidance on your collections
  • Connecting museums to specialist support or national networks
  • Tool kits and resources specific to your needs

Central Purchasing Scheme

We offer access to a Central Purchasing Scheme for museums in the South West. This offers essential collections care and environmental monitoring kits, containing products appropriate for museums at affordable prices.


South West Museum Development offers training on conservation and collections care through our SW Museum Skills sessions and through museum county networks.

Helena also leads the forum: South West Conservators Group

If you would like more information on how we can support your collections care, please get in touch.