Collection care

The Collection Care department is responsible for the long-term preservation of our collection.

We extend the usable life of the records through programmes of environmental management, conservation treatment and research.

Read more about initiatives underway to help us deliver effective stewardship of The National Archives’ collections.

Learn how we advise other archives, government departments and places of deposit how best to handle documents and mitigate any risks to records collections.

See a list of staff publications relating to our work.

Apply for a loan of our documents for display at commemorative exhibitions and for other special purposes.