Collections Care and Conservation Policy

Last updated: 4 August 2022
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Purpose of this policy

This policy was created and reviewed by the County Archivist and Archive Conservator in July 2022. It will next be reviewed in July 2024.

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This Collections Care and Conservation Policy outlines the Service’s strategic approach in caring for and conserving its archive collections, to ensure they will be available for future generations to use and enjoy. It provides a comprehensive statement on the preservation of the archive collections and communicates the principles that guide the conservation activities necessary for their long-term protection and security.

Our Collections Care and Conservation Policy is:

  • an aid to inform managerial decisions on future development
  • a source of information to staff who share a common responsibility in caring for the collections
  • a statement of commitment to archive users and depositors
  • a supporting document to facilitate funding applications
  • a benchmark to improve standards and measure performance