The West Yorkshire Archives Service Conservation Department is based with the archive office at the Registry of Deeds building in Wakefield. Our fully equipped studio provides conservation services to all five WYAS offices (in Wakefield, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield and Leeds) as well as commercially to other institutions and members of the public.
The specialist conservation team is qualified and skilled in a wide range of conservation practices. The WYAS Conservation Department is also a training venue for part of the Archives and Records Association’ Conservation Training Scheme.
We follow recognised professional ethical principles in all our conservation work. Treatment should not damage or weaken an item, diminish, falsify or obscure the original or the information within it. Repairs should be sympathetic, compatible, evident and use only materials of the highest archival quality.
Conservation services available:
- Conservation of; books, paper and parchment documents, seals, maps, prints and watercolours.
- Archival boxes, folders, sleeves made to measure.
- In-house micro-filming, duplication or scanning of documents.
- Advice on archival storage, exhibitions and environmental management.
Make an appointmentWe do work for: archives, libraries, churches, trusts and private individuals. If you wish to talk to one of our conservators, please contact us by phone, 01924 305 986, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, to make an appointment. Advice given over the phone or e-mail can only be general, for specific guidance it is necessary for a conservator to examine the document in question. Please note that we cannot give valuations.