|The Metals Conservation Department|
The William F. Pace Building, on the Institute’s campus grounds, is home to the Metals Conservation Department’s training programme.
Metals conservation primarily engages with the restoration and repair of both utility objects (ranging from silverware objects such as candlesticks, to historic or vintage tools) and decorative objects (including sculpture, jewelry and ornamental fittings). Archaeological wares of metal, recovered from both sea and land, may include artefacts as diverse as arrow heads, cannon or precious metal artefacts.
This is a vast, varied and satisfying field - one that stands in service of a manifest abundance of man-made objects, a nd preserving the cultural legacy which they represent. The Metals Conservation Department gladly assists enquiries from the public, conservators and novices alike…