Conservation enemies

Conservation enemies

Chandelier at Hampton Court Palace

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