Conservation enemies

Conservation enemies

Dust, light and other agents of decay

As conservators at the palaces we try to preserve precious and important buildings and objects.

It's a difficult task and a constant battle against the causes of deterioration. But at least we know what we're up against.

Protecting the palaces against the forces of...

  1. Light
    Unfortunately, it’s just too bright.
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  2. Dust
    Did you know that pests eat it? Gross.
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  3. Vibration
    Good Vibrations at Hampton Court Palace?
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  4. Weather
    Protecting sculptures from the weather?
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  5. Pollution
    Is pollution a problem for our collections?
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