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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 £57 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 £64 a year and we'll work alongside you to care for your collections.. 

 Find out more About Us >
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 £5.00 per week.

  Environmental monitoring service >
Grant funding

If you need grant funding for a conservation-related project (including digitisation or building improvements) NCS can help both by offering a range of small grants and by project design and applications.  NCS has many years of experience in helping members to apply successfully for grants large and small.

  Project funding bids >
Preparing for Archives Accreditation

Conservation (or "Collection Care") is an essential element of Accreditation of Archives and Museums.  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 network 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 £64 a year and we'll work alongside you to care for your collections.. 

Find out more About Us >
NCS Members
  Westminster School,  Historic England,  English National Opera,  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 ,  Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health,  Conwy Culture Centre,  Ealing Council,  Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives,  East Dunbartonshire Archives (EDLC Trust),  ING Bank,  University Archives and Special Collections Centre,  Buckinghamshire Archives,  Jesuits in Britain Archives,  University of Leicester Archives and Special Collections,  Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,  Ballet Rambert Ltd,  Architectural Association Archives,  Royal Artillery Historical Trust,  Athenaeum Club,  Brasenose College,  Cambridge Assessment,  English Folk Dance Society,  Ethical Society Humanist Library,  Exeter University,  Kingston History Centre,  Peterborough Archives,  Methodist Church,  Oxford & Cambridge Club,  Royal College of Art,  Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library,  Salisbury Cathedral,  Bedford Estate Archive,  Bangor University,  Cornwall Record Office,  London Borough of Hackney,  British Film Institute,  Charles Dickens Museum,  Commonwealth War Graves Comm,  Horniman Museum,  Institute of Civil Engineers,  Institute of Mechanical Eng,  Liberty Archive,  P&O Heritage,  RIBA,  Royal Institution of GB,  Wallace Collection,  IET,  University College Falmouth,  Mills Archive Trust,  University of Bedfordshire,  London Borough of Bromley,  Jersey Heritage,  London Borough of Newham,  Innerpeffray Library,  Oldham Borough Archive,  Perth & Kinross Council Archive,  St Hilda College,  University of Dundee Archives,  University of Kent,  Oxfordshire Museums Service,  Royal Astronomical Society,  Shakespeare's Globe,  The London Library,  Royal College of Music Museum,  Worshipful Co of Stationers and Newpaper Makers,  St George's, University of London,  Freud Museum London,  Lincoln Cathedral,  Royal College of Nursing Edinburgh,  Royal College of Nursing London,  Southbank Centre,  Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul,  BT Archives,  Alexandra Park & Palace Charitable Trust,  Scottish Catholic Archive,  St. Mary's University,  Essex County Council,  Dean Close School (Foundation),  Suffolk County Council,  Lincoln's Inn Library,  Inner Temple Library,  Oxford University Museum of Natural History,  Durham County Record Office,  International Anthony Burgess Foundation,  Hit Entertainment,  St Edmund Hall,  Lincolnshire County Council Heritage Service,  Cartier Archive,  Royal Voluntary Service,  Northamptonshire Record Office,  Grosvenor Estate,  The Foundling Museum,  Schroder Archive,  Haberdashers' Aske's Boys School,  Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland,  London Borough of Lambeth Archives,  Bath Record Office,  Museums, Archives and Libraries Division,  Royal Opera House Collections,  The Rothschild Archive,  Sidney Sussex College,  University of Aberdeen,  University of West London Archive,  Gunnersbury Park Museum,  Conservation Letterfrack,  National Trust,  The Britten-Pears Foundation,  The Nutrition Society,  University of Bristol ,  Museum of Homelessness,  Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives,  Warwickshire County Record Office,  Festiniog Railway Company,  National Museum of the Royal Navy,  Historic Environment Scotland,  The Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation,  Honourable Society of Gray's Inn,  Inner Temple Archive,  Rugby School,  Scottish Fisheries Museum,  The Tank Museum,  Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick,  Archives nationales,  Somerset House Trust,  Manchester City Council ,  Bruynzeel Storage Systems Limited,  HSBC Global Archives ,  Swindon Borough Council,  Bromsgrove School Archive,  Wheal Martyn,  Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust,  St. Pauls School,  London South Bank University,  SHCJ European Province Archives,  Royal Society of Sculptors,  St. Bride Foundation ,  East India Club,  St Helens Archive Service,  English Heritage Trust,  Wigan Archives & Local Studies (Wigan Council),  Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service,  Geffrye Museum of the Home,  Salvation Army International Heritage Centre,  British Orthopaedic Association,  Creative Cultures,  Barts Health NHS Trust Archives and Museums,  Medway Archives Centre,  KT Projects Ltd,  The Rhodes Trust,  Cranfield University,  Isle of Man Public Record Office,  Royal College of Surgeons Museum,  Croydon Borough Archive and Museum,  The Children's Society,  Wandsworth Historical Society,  Wrexham County Borough Museum,  SOAS University of London,  Lloyd's Register Foundation, Heritage & Education Centre,  British Red Cross Museum & Archives,  Carmarthenshire Archives,  West Glamorgan Archive Service,  Royal College of Surgeons of England Library & Archives,  The Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society,  Society of Genealogists,  National Heritage Memorial Fund,  Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd,  Archifdy Ceredigion Archives,  Peabody Trust ,  Time Out England Ltd,  Railway & Canal Historical Society,  The Bus Archive,  Thackray Museum of Medicine,  Royal Academy of Music,  Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council,  University of London,  Unilever Archive,  Sandwich Toll Bridge Fund,  Teesside Archives,  Regent's Park College,  Lloyd's of London,  Brompton Bicycle Ltd.,  Real World Operations Ltd,  St. Paul's Cathedral,  Irish Genealogical Research Society,  Headstone Manor & Museum,  Whitechapel Gallery Archive,  BAPRAS,  Charterhouse,  Council for British Research in the Levant,  Preston City Council,  British Institute at Ankara (BIAA),  City of Edinburgh Council,  Cheltenham Ladies' College,  University of Strathclyde,  The British Library,  The Royal Society,  Britain Yearly Meeting - Library,  Hertford College,  University of Wales Trinity St David,  L&NWR Society,  Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust,  Royal Academy of Dance,  Harrods Company Archive,  Sanderson Design Group,  Barclays Group Archives,  Lewisham Heritage,  The Clothworkers' Company,  National Waterways Archive, Canal & River Trust,  The Haemophilia Society,  Museum of Youth Culture,  Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre,  The Scout Association,  Library, Pembroke College,  BBC,  The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation,  Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability,  Royal Society of Medicine,  Shakespeare Birthplace Trust,  SARA (School Archives and Records Association),  Conwy Museums,  National Records of Scotland,  Rhondda Heritage Park A Welsh Coalmining Experience,  Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum,  Newport Museum and Art Gallery,  The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers,  BCA,  The Ruskin,  SPS Limited,  London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham,  The Museum of Music History,  Magdalen College School,  London Metropolitan Archives,  British Dental Association Museum ,  Iconic Images,  Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies,  Institute and Faculty of Actuaries,  Reckitt,  The Egypt Exploration Society,  East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Record Office, The Keep partnership,  York Explore Libraries and Archives Mutual Limited,  Trustees of the Raynham Estate,  Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland,  Bradfield College,  New College Archives,  South Ormsby Estate,  William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd,  Jane Cameron National Archives,  The British Psychological Society,  North Lanarkshire Council,  House of Lords Library,  University Records and Archives,  St George's Chapel Archives and Chapter Library,  University of East London,  Sissinghurst Castle Garden,  Shropshire Archives,  Sutton Archives & Local Studies,  British Medical Association ,  National Trust