17th century fireplace, AbergavennyConservation staff and curators work with the collections to store them safely, to research and record information and to interpret them through exhibitions, electronic media, events and activities.

The condition of an object is assessed before it goes on display and specialist conservation techniques used to keep it stable and safe. Conservation and collection care involves maintaining a stable environment, free of pollution and pests for both storage and display. Each artefact will require specific levels of heat, light, and humidity in order to ensure it may be enjoyed by future generations.