Conservation & Preservation
Caring for the historic collections at Mount Stuart.
The conservation and preservation of the historic records, books, art, and objects in the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart is at the heart of what we do.
Monitoring our Environment
We keep a close eye on the environmental conditions at Mount Stuart to ensure the preservation of the historic records, books, art, and objects in our care. Monitoring the temperature, light, and humidity of each room is an essential part of our day-to-day activities.
Historic objects require careful cleaning techniques using soft brushes, cloths, and museum vacuum cleaners. Keeping the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart in good physical condition is key to minimising future deterioration and ensuring the long-term preservation of the items in our care.