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A display of archaeological artefacts seen through the eyes of our conservation team.
Museum of London conservators are responsible for the care and conservation of the large variety of materials and objects in the collections. This display shows the work of the conservators who look after the artefacts from London’s archaeological excavations.
During excavations a wide range of objects may be found, made from inorganic materials such as ceramic, glass and metal, as well as organic materials like leather and wood. Some materials and objects need the skills of conservators to make sure they are preserved in good condition and to find evidence that is often hidden beneath layers of soil or corrosion.
Some of our favourite objects from London sites over the past 45 years will be displayed, some for the first time. They show examples of conservation work using techniques such as x-radiography to reveal details of the past.