Conservation and Museums Advisory Service (CMAS)


What We Do

The Conservation and Museums Advisory Service (CMAS) aims to promote excellence in the care and use of collections by providing conservation advice and practical treatments to heritage organisations and the public.  

Working with Southwest Museum Development, it also supports museums in Wiltshire to meet professional standards and become sustainable, resilient organisations in order to preserve the County's heritage for the benefit of local communities and visitors.


    Looking at an item for a survey undertaken at a local museum A group training session

    Presenting at a conservation event Lining a map on the wall


Conservation Surgery 

We offer an opportunity for the public to come and get advice from our archive and object conservators about caring for your precious family photographs, keepsakes and treasures.

This is a free service held on the second Thursday of every month. Appointments are available between 2-4pm at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. Booking is essential. 

Places can be booked at the helpdesk or can be reserved by calling 01249 705500 or alternatively email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.












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