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Impact Heritage CIC Welcomes You

Doing Business the Right Way

Our Aims

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.


Thank you - National Manuscripts Conservation Trust!

We are excited to tell you we have been awarded a generous grant from the NMCT to enable us to train two recently graduated book conservators. We will be working with a wonderful group of volunteers who have a collection of journals written by John James Morris, a lay preacher from Llanivet, Cornwall.

The journals, all 42 of them, were rescued from a skip and have been kept safe by the volunteers until we could secure funding to clean, repair and house them.

Plans are now afoot to get the project underway and to raise the rest of the funding needed to conserve the journals for the nation.

Kresen Kernow, Cornwall's archive centre, home to the world's biggest collection of archive and library material related to Cornwall, will be taking in the journals once they are conserved.

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