Scheduled maintenance work is being carried out on the Scheme's ICT systems on the 27th -28th January. During this period, we envisage major interruption to service. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause you. We hope to bring you an upgraded system by the 29th January. You can find out more about these changes in this presentation.

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Artefact conservation guide

A corroded lead ampullaThis guide has been produced by York Archaeological Trust, on behalf of the Portable Antiquities Scheme. All images herein are copyright of York Archaeological Trust 2005.

This series of notes can be downloaded as one document in pdf format.

  1. Starting out 
  2. On site: Recording and lifting finds 
  3. Packing and storage 
  4. What next? Assessment 
  5. Cleaning and protecting 
  6. Displaying and collecting 
  7. Further reading

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