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National Conservation Service

The unique, not-for-profit membership organisation providing conservation advice and support to archives, libraries and museums. Join NCS from as little £40 a year and we'll work alongside you to care for your collections.

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National Conservation Service

The unique, not-for-profit membership organisation providing conservation advice and support to archives, libraries and museums. Join NCS from as little £46 a year and we'll work alongside you to care for your collections.. 

 Find out more About Us >
Environmental
monitoring service

NCS offers a unique service to help protect the environment for your collections.  This starts with comprehensive year-round monitoring, providing data-loggers, interpretation of readings and advice on improvements.  One location monitored free for members and extra locations as little as £3.30 per week.

  Environmental monitoring service >
Project funding bids

If you need grant funding for a conservation-related project (including digitisation or building improvements) NCS can help in project design and applications.  Director Chris Woods is a registered HLF project adviser with many years of experience in applying for and securing grants, large and small.

  Project funding bids >
Preparing for Archives Accreditation

Conservation (or "Collection Care") is an essential element of the new Archives Accreditation.  NCS has developed a service aimed at helping you prepare for Accreditation by identifying and pulling together the documentation you will need to show that you meet the standards.

  Preparing for Archives Accreditation >
On-site conservation projects

NCS has a team of qualified and dedicated conservators ready to design and carry out conservation projects on-site in your institution at very low cost.  Projects include cleaning, box production and packaging, minor repairs, surveys and monitoring programmes.  All project charges are discounted for NCS members.

  On-site conservation projects >
National Conservation Service

The unique, not-for-profit membership organisation providing conservation advice and support to archives, libraries and museums. Join NCS from as little £46 a year and we'll work alongside you to care for your collections.. 

Find out more About Us >
NCS Members
  Gunnersbury Park Museum,  Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives,  University of West London Archive,  Westminster School,  Historic England,  English National Opera,  University of Southampton,  Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art,  British Academy,  Royal Institute of International Affairs,  London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,  Hereford Cathedral Library and Archives ,  National Trust,  Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health,  Conwy Archive Service,  Ealing Council,  Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives,  East Dunbartonshire Archives (EDLC Trust),  ING Bank,  Oldham Borough Archive,  Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies,  The Foundling Museum,  Jesuits in Britain Archives,  Cardiff University Institutional Archives,  University of Leicester Archives and Special Collections,  Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,  Architectural Association Archives,  East Riding Archives and Local Studies,  Royal Artillery Historical Trust,  Bidwells Archive,  The Britten-Pears Foundation,  London Borough of Lambeth Archives,  Athenaeum Club,  Brasenose College,  Cambridge Assessment,  English Folk Dance Society,  Ethical Society Humanist Library,  Exeter University,  Garden Museum,  Institute of Ismaili Studies,  Kingston History Centre,  Peterborough Archives,  Methodist Church,  Oxford & Cambridge Club,  Royal College of Art,  Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library,  Salisbury Cathedral,  Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives,  Unilever,  Bedford Estate Archive,  Bangor University,  Cornwall Record Office,  London Borough of Hackney,  British Fim Institute,  Charles Dickens Museum,  Commonwealth War Graves Comm,  Horniman Museum,  Houses of Parliament,  Institute of Civil Engineers,  Institute of Mechanical Eng,  Liberty Archive,  P&O Heritage,  RIBA,  University of Bristol ,  Royal Institution of GB,  Wallace Collection,  IET,  University College Falmouth,  Ben Uri Gallery and Museum,  Mills Archive Trust,  Haberdashers' Aske's Boys School,  University of Aberdeen,  University of Bedfordshire,  London Borough of Bromley,  Museums, Archives and Libraries Division,  Royal College of Nursing Edinburgh,  Jersey Heritage,  RAF College, Cranwell,  London Borough of Newham,  Sidney Sussex College,  Bath Record Office,  Museum of Homelessness,  Innerpeffray Library,  Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability,  Sarum College Library,  Perth & Kinross Council Archive,  The Nutrition Society,  University of The Creative Arts,  St Hilda College,  University of Dundee Archives,  University of Kent,  Oxfordshire Museums Service,  Royal Astronomical Society,  Shakespeare's Globe,  Conservation Letterfrack,  The London Library,  Royal College of Music Museum,  Worshipful Co of Stationers and Newpaper Makers,  St George's, University of London,  Stockport Council Libraries & Information,  Heatherwick Studio,  Lincoln Cathedral,  Southbank Centre,  Llandudno Museum,  Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul,  BT Archives,  Alexandra Park & Palace Charitable Trust,  Cancer Research UK,  Scottish Catholic Archive,  St. Mary's University,  Army & Navy Club,  Highgate School,  Royal Opera House Collections,  The Rothschild Archive,  Royal Voluntary Service,  Northamptonshire Record Office,  Essex County Council,  Dean Close School (Foundation),  Suffolk County Council,  RCPCH,  Lincoln's Inn Library,  Durham County Record Office,  Inner Temple Library,  Oxford University Museum of Natural History,  Grosvenor Estate,  International Institute for Strategic Studies,  International Anthony Burgess Foundation,  The Peel Group,  British Motor Industry Heritage Trust,  Staffordshire Archive and Heritage Service,  Wolfson College, Oxford,  SOAS University of London,  Planned Environment Therapy Trust,  Schroder Archive,  Hit Entertainment,  St Edmund Hall,  Dodington Park Estate,  Biggin Hill Memorial Museum,  Lincolnshire County Council Heritage Service,  Cartier Archive,  Royal United Services Institute ,  Pitt Rivers Museum,  Headland Design Associates,  Clare College Cambridge,  Historic Environment Scotland,  Festiniog Railway Company,  National Museum of the Royal Navy,  Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts),  Department of Zoology, University of Oxford,  The Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation