Sam and Ann-Marie have been working on the conservation of the worst damaged books in the Codex Conservation workshop in London. We even had a visit for the day from collections volunteer, Jack. He learnt how to best look after some of the vulnerable pamphlets that we had uncovered. Sam has been working on capturing some videos of the conservation process which are just being edited by the wonderful ACAP Media. We will let you know as soon as they are available. Watch this space...
Impact Heritage CIC Welcomes You
Doing Business the Right Way
★ Enable access to vulnerable collections through collection care and conservation. Identify potential risks from storage and display environments, handling, physical or material stability or security.
★ Extend the lifespan of specialised and vulnerable collections by training and educating volunteers and all those who interact with the collection. We want you to have the skills to care for them into the future and bring them to life.
★ Support collections care staff and volunteers with simple costings and clear explanations of the needs of the collection that will enable external funding. Our support also extends to archive-based collections which may be under-utilised by the community through lack of resources. We aim to improve access by making the collection more materially stable and by engaging the wider community in their heritage through displays, talks and advocacy.
★ Connect heritage groups with professionals that can help them to achieve their own
aims, whether that is access, display, outreach or physical conservation treatment.
★ Raise the profile of conservation and create more links within conservation groups.
★ Explore methods of creating sustainable revenue streams from the collection to
enable it to be cared for and accessed in the future.
★ Transform collections from being seen as potential liabilities to assets that may be used for
fundraising, community engagement and wider influence.