Conservation is an important part of a museum's role. The
museum tries to ensure the best possible environmental conditions
for objects to prevent deterioration or damage. We have daily
and monthly checks on the objects in our care. Sometimes,
objects are so important to the history of Barrow that they are
accepted into the museum collection but need conservation work -
like the Lady Ramsden potrait, the
ship model Oriana and the yacht, White Rose.
The Dock Museum has used a variety of specialists:
Lancashire County Museum Service has conserved some of the
museum's paintings, an urn from archaeology collection and Admiral
Patterson Boatworks have used their traditional boat building
skills to conserve the lifeboat Herbert Leigh and yacht, White
Jim Collingwood and Peter Murphy (formerly of EDM) have
conserved the Oriana ship model.
EDM conserved the museum's internationally important collection
of ship models.
Jeff Dent has conserved some of our superb mounted birds and
mammals by taxidermist H. Murray of Carnforth.