The Institute's Blueprint Science for Conservation® specialist supply service was founded in 1994 and today constitutes the leading supplier of conservation materials, tools and equipment in South Africa.
The Institute's Blueprint Science for Conservation™ specialist supply service was founded in 1994 and today constitutes the leading supplier of conservation materials, tools and equipment in South Africa.
Blueprint® conducts its popular and well-established supply service from the Institute's campus grounds, where it simultaneously administrates an on-campus branch of the South African Post Office. While Blueprint imports, stocks and distributes in excess of 800 specialist conservation items for a wide range of corporate and private clients, it also serves as an in-house supply and requisition service to its host institution, lending support to the Institute's postgraduate training programme and field work.
Many of South Africa's leading heritage institutions and provincial technical services to the museum sector, additionally meet their exceptional materials and tools needs through the Institute's Special Procurements Service - choosing to benefit from the expertise and built-in guidance which freely accompany this highly specialized procurement channel, fully versed in the official supply chain protocols.
Therefore, whether it should be the equipping of a new laboratory, the stocking of a materials room, the introduction of monitoring and data devices, or the provision of minor, specialized materials for the maintenance of collections, the Institute's procurement department commands the expertise to source the correct items from the appropriate supplier, international or otherwise. The procurement department's seasoned experience at import practices and logistics, coupled with the precise guidance of the Institute's faculty staff, secure the client institution's interests and success. Enquire here...
Publications in the field of conservation tend to be richly researched, and are typically sought after. While largely absent from the shelves of commercial book sellers, specialized titles and books on conservation are nonetheless available from certain, established textbooks publishers. Referenced in concert with the throughput of research publications such as academic journals, such titles are of close interest to the student of conservation - practicing or otherwise.
In recognition of the value and desirability which such textbooks hold, it pleases the Institute to extend the availability of the prescribed material and titles - which also enrich its postgraduate conservation programme. The stock list below will also be expanded upon incrementally, in response to the recommendations of faculty.