Investigative Conservation

These guidelines are aimed at archaeologists, finds specialists and museum curators who are involved in the planning and publication of archaeological projects with an expected finds assemblage, as well as finds liaison officers and other museum staff advising metal detectorists. They illustrate the range of assistance that investigative conservation can bring to many projects and how these conservation processes can be incorporated into a project design. They also provide a guide to aspects of good conservation practice and indicate what project managers should expect from conservation practitioners.

These guidelines cover:

  • A guide to good practice for investigative conservation from project planning to publication
  • Examples of the potential information that can be obtained from archaeological finds and the techniques used to achieve this
  • Where to get help

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51411
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