The task of the Conservation Laboratory is to preserve artefacts of
cultural heritage. This includes conserving and preventing damage to
collection artefacts by supervising storage and exhibition conditions
and distributing information about the appropriate handling of the
objects. The Conservation Laboratory participates in assembling and
dismantling exhibitions as well as the transport of artefacts, with a
particular emphasis on artefact safety. Conservation also examines the
object in terms of its material, how it was manufactured and any damage
that has occurred to it. The condition of the object and any actions to
it will be documented.
As the central conservation institution of archaeological material, the
Conservation Laboratory has the responsibility for most of the objects
found in diggings managed by the National Board of Antiquities.
The Conservation Laboratory works jointly in cooperation with various
research institutes, universities, universities of applied sciences and
museums in research and teaching.
The laboratory gives advice in questions relating to conservation and,
where possible, provides conservation work to communities and the public
against a fee.
The National Museum of Finland
P.O. Box 913
FI-00101 HELSINKI, FINLAND