What’s Eating Your Collection?


An excellent resource for Integrated Pest Managment.

The Chantry Library has an offprint collection donated by David Pinniger containing the articles cited on this website, please do contact us about accessing the collection. The database can be reached directly here.

Historic England

Lots of information about conservation for historic buildings, including Historic England’s Technical Guidance and Research brochure.

English Heritage


Plenty of helpful resources, inclusing a poster of Insect Pests found in Historic Houses and Museums.

ICON – The Institute for Conservation


The Institute of Conservation – the professional body for conservators in the UK.

If you need conservation/restoration work done, ICON maintains a searchable Conservation Register.

Copies of the Journal of the Institute of Conservation can be found in the Library at the shelfmark Journals/ICON.

AIC – the American Institute for Conservation


The website has various resources includings their CoOL (Conservation OnLine) resources hub.

British Library


There are some very useful short preservation guides available here on topics including:

National Archives-Collection Care


Includes Advice & Guidance especially relating to archival collections.

IIC – The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works


ICOM-CC – the International Council of Museums’ Committee for Conservation


IADA – the International Association of Book and Paper Conservators


Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)


With resources on care of objects and collections as well as preventive conservation and risk management and other conservations tools and resources.

Oxford Conservators’ Group (OCG) website


Including their blog.

National Heritage Science Forum


SEAHA – EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA)